Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Vine Reviews: 932
8.2Avg. Review Rating

8.0
A Town Called Dragon #1

Sep 24, 2014

This is a great start for A TOWN CALLED DRAGON. Aside from the fact that you're getting more than 50 pages of story for the price $3.99, the art is wonderful and the story is fantastic. Do you like dragons? Then you should read this. Even if you're not a fan, Winick does an awesome job at setting this all up. Overall, I really enjoyed this issue and so will you.

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8.0
A+X #3

Dec 17, 2012

A+X #3 was pretty good, surprisingly good, in fact. I like the concept of this book and both stories were a nice read. Overall, I give this issue a recommendation.

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #22

Jul 3, 2013

ACTION COMICS #22 is a pretty good issue. Nothing really blew me away here. Lobdell's work is much stronger on SUPERMAN, but I have a feeling this issue was put together a bit quicker than usual since the creative team changed. Kirkham's art is really the stand-out here, and I found myself really enjoying the brief moments we had of Clark Kent being an average, everyday person. I wasn't into the Pax Galactica, although I really enjoyed the Battlestar Galactica reference thrown in at the end.

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10
Action Comics (2011) #25

Nov 6, 2013

I'm not a Superman fan, but ACTION COMICS #25 was incredibly pleasing. Pak's vision of a young hero really grabbed me, and it didn't hurt that the art of Kuder and colors of Prianto were nothing short of amazing. Superman just didn't become Superman overnight. He had to learn how to be that role model for the world. There's going to be this transitional phase where the character is emotional, immature, and sometimes makes rash decisions. That's what we see here, and I loved it. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #27

Jan 8, 2014

It's an interesting start to this new story line, but it's down the middle of the road story. The opening pages are brilliant, and I really enjoyed Baka, but the rest of the book was a tad troublesome. The changes in art between Hawnthorne and Kuder simply did not work, but Silva's art in the opening was great. It's a bit of a mish mash of an issue, so overall, I'll give it a mild recommendation.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #28

Feb 5, 2014

Kal-El's books have seen quite a few creative changes since the reboot, but this is the first time where one of his series feels to have a strong foothold on a good story with a writer who has a firm grasp on what makes the character tic. ACTION COMICS not only has Pak doing a splendid job with the characterization, but he also has the strong art team of Kuder and Quintana backing him up. Superman is a tough character from me to get excited about, but issue #28 really changed my mind about him. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #32

Jun 4, 2014

DOOMED continues to be one of the better Superman story lines since the start of the New 52. Greg Pak does a fine job of really making the reader feel for Superman and understanding the struggle he's going through. The standout character here is actually Steel though as he rises to the occasion to help out a fellow here. The art is crisp and brilliant and the issue leaves the reader at quite the shocking end point. The world is really changing around Superman, especially when it comes to how other governments handle him, so ACTION COMICS #32 does its job of moving the story forward while entertaining the reader.

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #33

Jul 2, 2014

ACTION COMICS #33 is not a bad issue by any means, but it feels a tad out of place and doesn't move the story forward as the rest of the issues in this event. Pak does do a wonderful job with SuperDoom's narration throughout the issue to a point where it feels poetic. The art team, as always, does a great job as well, but all-in-all, it's just an ok issue. If this is on your pull list, keep it on because Doomed is still the best Superman story of the New 52, regardless of one or two decent issues.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #34

Aug 6, 2014

Superman: Doomed has been a back and forth story for me. At times, it's a complete home run and really moves the story forward and at other times, it feels like a bit of filler. All three Doomed issues this week were great, but ACTION COMICS was really the stand-out for me. This issue worked on numerous levels and was incredibly captivating. Both the art team and the writing are wonderful and that cliffhanger has me hooked. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #41

Jun 3, 2015

Superman is in a very different place right now, and while Superman fans may have trouble transitioning into this story, Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder know what they're doing. We're seeing Superman challenged by things that normally wouldn't be a challenge to him and that is what makes the debut issue of "Truth" exciting. I can totally get down on a story or two about Superman being a street-level hero. The only problems with this book were minor and had to do with a scene or two of art towards the end of the book, but aside from that, this is a great start to the new storyline.

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #44

Sep 9, 2015

Overall, ACTION COMICS' story was about par. It does a lot of set-up work for potential future stories, but this issue, along with the rest of the story, was just ok. However, there are great moments scattered throughout the issue, but the highlight of the issue is truly the art. It wasn't a bad issue, but really didn't feel like this creative team's strongest.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #52

May 11, 2016

While it's great to see a story, before Rebirth, that isn't just trying to quickly wrap everything up and actually gives the readers something worthwhile, while sowing the seeds of the future of the Superman titles. There is a bit of redundancy here, for those who haven't been reading the other parts of this story, but overall, this is a satisfying and fun read and does what every comic should do: it makes you want to read more. Regardless if you've read the other parts of this story, I would recommend checking this issue out.

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8.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #1

May 29, 2013

What I love about this book is that we get short stories about the world Superman lives in. It harkens back to the Silver Age of comics where a single issue would contain up to four stories featuring that character. The creative teams on these issues are incredible, and they all gave us a Superman story in their own, unique voices. This is a book you'll want to read, even if you don't like Superman.

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8.0
Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1

Jun 24, 2015

The last page really had me pumped for the continuation of this book. While the book title leads you to believe it's just about Ultrons and Zombies going at it, the book is much more than that. James Robinson is building a pretty cool story up here and having Steve Pugh and Jim Charalampidis do art on this book gives it a pretty eerie tone, when necessary. I wasn't expecting much, but I got something I really enjoyed. I highly recommend checking this issue out.

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8.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #1

Nov 11, 2015

ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS is a solid team book that feels like it has great potential. It's hard to say that this issue really gives the book an identity, but it does stand out from the two other Avengers-team books we've seen so far (I'm considering ULTIMATES an Avengers book). Both artists really fit a nice role for the stories they tell and once again, Waid delivers something pretty fun, even though these two stories don't really build together or play off each other. I highly recommend you check this one out.

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8.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #6

Feb 24, 2016

This Avengers series works because it's so different than the other Avengers books on the shelves. It's unique and has its own voice. When the story centers around the younger members of the team, it's a wonderful reading experience. The problems come from the story being wrapped up so quickly. It's ok to say that overall, this story isn't finished for good, as Kang(s) is still out there. Regardless, this is still a really fun read and I recommend checking it out.

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8.0
All-New Ghost Rider #2

Apr 9, 2014

Yes, everyone in Robbie's life is the worst person imaginable. They're thugs, murderers, potential rapists, and folks you don't want to deal with. However, that's the only part of the issue that was problematic. We're still learning about Robbie and why he is now the Ghost Rider. This issue, while a bit depressing, is still a ton of fun. Moore's and Staples' art really shines here and this is quickly becoming one of my top Marvel series, which is saying a lot since they're putting out quite a few great books. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
All-New Ghost Rider #3

May 14, 2014

ALL NEW GHOST RIDER is still pretty new, but it really doesn't disappoint. While there is a question to where this book is headed, the writing and art are fantastic. There's a great sense of justice for Robbie Reyes here as the Rider gets his revenge on those than wronged Reyes. Tradd Moore's art truly continues to be the star of this show, and if you have room on your pull list, this is a book you need to add to it.

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8.0
All-New Ghost Rider #4

Jun 25, 2014

ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER continues to be an incredibly fun book that has some brilliant art in it. Robbie Reyes is a very compelling character and the only real downside of the issue is that I wish they spent a little more time on Reyes and Morrow rather than going through the Grumpy and scientist story. Overall, though, this is still a top book and continues to impress me. I highly recommend it because it's a wild ride... pun intended.

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8.0
All-New Ghost Rider #5

Jul 30, 2014

The first arc wraps up in an action-packed finale that is an incredibly fun read. While there is some frustration with knowing where this series is headed and what's going on with Eli, the overall issue provides some beautifully crafted art and a non-stop action thrill ride. I'm really glad that the new Ghost Rider book took this direction. It feels fresh and so different from previous incarnations. This is a series you should check out.

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4.0
All-New Ultimates #1

Apr 9, 2014

I had high expectations for this issue, but overall, it was a let down. The concept for the new book is fantastic, but the execution was a let down. The issue is not new reader friendly and not incredibly interesting to boot. The art is a bit clunky and characters are unrecognizable. This is a series I really want to be successful, but this first issue was a bit of a mess. Overall, I do not recommend this issue.

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4.0
All-New Ultimates #2

May 14, 2014

The second issue of ALL NEW ULTIMATES is a bit of a disappointment. There's still a lot of potential here but the execution doesn't hit the mark. There's problems within the art and the one-liners dialogue and the fact the story just isn't that interesting; however, there is a glimmer of hope that this could be a good series, as this team is still new and learning to work together and that shows in this issue. But for now, I do not recommend this issue.

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2.0
All-New Ultimates #3

Jun 11, 2014

ALL-NEW ULTIMATES is the biggest disappointment of the post-Cataclysm era. Both the story and the art are a flop, and while a street-level super-hero team, in the Ultimate Universe, is a fantastic idea, it falls so flat here and miss its mark by a long shot. While the cover is really cool looking and the new vigilante character looks cool, everything else about this issue is a pass.

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8.0
All-New X-Men #3

Dec 4, 2012

ALL NEW X-MEN 3 is fantastic comic. It's a bit different than the first two issues of the series, and the focus is on other people, but overall, on its own, it's incredibly good. Bendis does a great job here, especially with dialogue, when Magneto and Cyclops have a little talk with each other. while Stuart Immonen's art is amazing, I found myself really drawn to Marte Gracia's colors. This book is extremely pretty looking.While I haven't read all of the Marvel Now books yet, this is my favorite of the new lot. It's a great book for new X-readers, and it's just a ton of fun. I highly recommend this issue.

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10
All-New X-Men #5

Jan 2, 2013

Man, this series has been nothing but awesome since issue one. I love the fact that there are two clear sides to the mutant world, and it's almost like the Brotherhood of Mutants has returned, but with Cyclops as their leader. Now that this first arc is over, I cannot wait to see how this story progresses. Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen make a perfect team for this series.On the downside, the panels were a bit hard to follow in the opening of the issue, but other than that, there are no real problems with this issue.Overall, this is my pick of the week and a must buy!

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10
All-New X-Men #7

Feb 6, 2013

ALL NEW X-MEN is one of my favorite on-going series here, and I'm not even a big X-Men fan. This issue was especially fantastic as young Scott has a talk with Mystique about his future. I loved the dialogue between the two. The art is always top notch when it comes to Marquez and Marte as well. This is a series you're going to want to read and not just because of the gimmicky story. It's just that darn good.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
All-New X-Men #10

Apr 3, 2013

I liked the issue, but this one didn't really get me excited. It was cool to see both of these teams, in the same place, not fighting and talking things out (kinda). I really enjoyed the scenes with Beast and the Cyclopes, and I really enjoyed the reaction from younger Cyke when he finds out how the Phoenix Force ended up in the Phoenix Five. The art is great here, but the colors by Gracia Marte really stand out. One of the biggest problems I had was the ending. It was a bit of a buzzkill because nothing happened. Aside from that, Wolverine's face looked a bit messed up throughout the entire issue. It may not be my favorite issue in this series, but nevertheless, I still enjoyed it.Overall, I give this a mild recommendation

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8.0
All-New X-Men #15

Aug 7, 2013

I'm very excited for Battle of the Atom, which starts in September. While this doesn't really seem to be setting up that per se, it is a great issue that sets up some smaller future stories fairly well. My only real problem with the issue is that while I liked Lafuente's art style, I didn't think it was the best fit for the book. However, it's still a great issue, overall. If you get a chance, make sure you pick this book up.

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10
All-New X-Men #24

Mar 12, 2014

The Trial of Jean Grey is a really bizarre story that somehow really works. We're coming to a close here, but the story continues to be a ton of fun. This issue in particular has some really amazing moments thanks to Bendis and Immonen just giving the reader a great story. Above everything else, Gladiator is the star of the show, but only because he comes off extremely irrational. This was a story line I thought I would hate but ended up loving. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
All-New X-Men #39

Mar 18, 2015

Easily, this was one of the more interesting issues within the Black Vortex event, even with the X-Men being more on-lookers than actually right in the heat of battle. The art and colors are the real shining star of this issue and it's worth the price of admission alone. All-in-all, it feels like Black Vortex is doing something a little different here, compared to the standard cross-over format and that's the compelling thing about this issue. Black Vortex continues to be pretty good and I'd say check this issue out for sure if you've been enjoying it.

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8.0
All-Star Western #20

May 22, 2013

ALL STAR WESTERN is a fantastic series that proves, month after month, that non-super hero books can work from a major publisher. The Booster Gold/Jonah Hex team up works extremely well, and stays in tone with the seriousness of the book. Booster Gold still feels like the Booster Gold we know, and the villains these guys are up against are fantastic. Gray and Palmiotti are killing it on this book. The art from Moritat is awesome and I feel like I can't read a Jonah Hex book without him anymore. The only downside with this book was that I didn't like the Stormwatch back-up.

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10
All-Star Western #21

Jun 26, 2013

ALL STAR WESTERN may have taken a jump into the world of science fiction here, but it works so well. This has quickly become one of my favorite DC on-going books. I love how this book is throwing some other DC notables in the mix, but it never feels forced. The art in this issue is great. I only want to see Moritat draw Hex now. That style truly fits this western hero. While the Batwing/Hex fight was pretty cool, where this issue leaves off got me super excited. Go out and treat yourself to some Jonah Hex... You deserve it.

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10
All-Star Western #22

Jul 24, 2013

I really want to give this my "Pick of the Week" stamp, but it falls a VERY close second to JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. What is great about this issue and series is that it stands on its own, yet is connected to the rest of the DCU. Weirdly enough, this issue, even in the future, still feels like a western. Palmiotti and Gray hit a home run here. I love seeing Jonah in the future and I can't wait to see how Jonah and Batman interact in the future. Moritat's art is brilliant in every issue, and I cannot recommend this issue enough. Treat yourself to some wild west action in modern day Gotham.

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8.0
All-Star Western #23

Aug 28, 2013

ALL STAR WESTERN is a book that should be on your pull list. It's an awesome story and it's incredibly engaging. Better yet, each issue's reveal page, especially this one, really gets the reader pumped for the next issue. The reveals make sense and fit in with the story. They're not just there for shock value. Palmiotti, Gray, and Moritat deliver a fantastic issue and overall series. Sure, there's a few problems with Moritat's art in this particular issue, but overall, this book is one hell of a ride.

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10
All-Star Western #25

Nov 27, 2013

ALL STAR WESTERN is quite possibly the most underrated book at DC comics. Palmiotti and Gray have been doing great things with this character for almost 100 issues (including their pre-52 run), and while the addition of mysticism and Hex being in the present may be out of reader's comfort zone, it works better than you can imagine. I love the direction the book is taking, and you will took. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
All-Star Western #28

Feb 26, 2014

ALL STAR WESTERN is still fantastic and still a series you should be reading. Palmiotti and Gray have a lot of love for this character and it shows in every issue. Hex finally makes his way back to the past, but the trip there is a lot of fun. Johnson and Fiorentino do a great job with the art and Atiyeh's colors are fantastic. This book is nothing but fun, and thanks to Gray and Palmiotti for 100 issues of Jonah Hex. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and series.

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6.0
All-Star Western #29

Mar 26, 2014

ALL STAR WESTERN #29 isn't bad, but it's one of the weaker issues in what has been one hell of a series. Cliff Richards art isn't what fans are used to with this series, but the change is nice and he does a great job at sculpting faces throughout the issue. The problem lies in the fact that it's a story within a story and feels a tad like filler. However, this is a series that ultimately always delivers, so we're interested to see where it goes next.

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8.0
All-Star Western #30

Apr 23, 2014

ALL STAR WESTERN #30 is the return to the classic western comic that made this book awesome. Sure, the past few issues were a ton of fun, but #30 gets back to what many fans were missing. What was really surprising was how fun the back-up story was. Both pieces were incredibly strong and leave the reader wanting more. The only real downside is that it has been a while since we've seen back-ups, so it was a bit of a shock to have the Jonah story end so abruptly. Overall, this was a ton of fun and I highly recommend it.

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8.0
All-Star Western #31

May 28, 2014

ALL STAR WESTERN is sadly wrapping up, but it's going out in style. This is and has been a fantastic series with its own style and tone that separates it from the rest of the DCU. The current story line is incredibly interesting and fans won't be able to wait to see how it plays out. Madame.44, from the back-up story, is a really cool character, but the overall story is just ok. However, this is, overall, an exceptional book and series and I highly recommend it, especially if you love westerns.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man #668

Aug 31, 2011

Overall, I did really enjoy the issue. Humberto Ramos' combine with Dan Slott's writing really makes this a fun read. What makes this issue great is the fact that it's more than just Spidey/Peter. We get to see how Anti-Vemon and Venom will play into the larger story arc. The only real problem I have with the issue is that I feel the over-all idea of everyone getting Spider-powers is a bit silly.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man #676

Dec 21, 2011

Slott and Ramos do it again. Another incredibly fun issue. You'll be glued to the page from the get-go, and one element I loved was the Zero Cannon, which just shoots you into space. As always, I loved Ramos' art on this issue, but I was a tad disappointed that there was no Spider-Man in this issue and a few C-List characters met their doom. Overall, this was an excellent read and I highly recommend it, even if it's your first time reading AMAZING SPIDER-MAN in quite some time.

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6.0
Amazing Spider-Man #677

Jan 11, 2012

This is a pretty big departure from the Dan Slott/Humberto Ramos runs we've become accustomed to. Overall, it's a good read and I like it, but I have a feeling I'll like it a whole lot more as a complete story. The Daredevil/Spider-Man team up is really cool, and I love how Emma Rios sets up individual panels within the issue; however, I didn't feel like her art works in the realm of super-heroes. She seems like an artist that would work best in the crime genre. Overall, I'll give this issue a recommendation, and I'm excited to sit down with issue 678.

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10
Amazing Spider-Man #682

Mar 21, 2012

This is the point you want to jump in on if you've been waiting to read Amazing Spider-Man! The last two issues were a bit lackluster, but this one was great! I love the story line thus far, and Stefano Caselli's art is very good. Even some of the redsesigns of the classic Spider-Man villains were pretty cool. My only problem with this issue is that I still don't like the current Doc Ock character design. For me, it's just was too far from the original. Overall, you need to pick this book up! It was an insane amount of fun!

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10
Amazing Spider-Man #683

Apr 4, 2012

Part two of this story was fantastic! Everything about it was awesome. It's a great transition from the last issue and will have you on the edge of your seat from page one as the good guys and bad guys one-up each other over and over.

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10
Amazing Spider-Man #685

May 2, 2012

Usually, I won't give something a 5 out of 5 if I have a huge problem with an aspect of the book, but I simple loved this issue. The whole story is incredibly solid, but it's those last few pages that make this an amazing issue. This is one of my favorite Spidey stories in the past decade all because Dan Slott is fantastic with this character. Spidey gets a bit more serious here, and it was great seeing Doc Ock as the hero, in the public's eyes.

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10
Amazing Spider-Man #687

Jun 13, 2012

The epic story line has seemingly come to an end. This has been my favorite Spider-Man story in the past decade. I loved seeing Mysterio working with the good guys in this issue, and he actually came in handy, so his turn wasn't trivial at all.

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10
Amazing Spider-Man #688

Jun 27, 2012

As much as I loved Ends of the Earth, I'm already fully on board for this new story line! I loved the start here, and I'm loving the pacing of this issue. It's a big new world after Ends of the Earth and Peter's outlook on being a hero may have changed a bit. This issue is full of twists and turns, and Dan Slott's writing is fantastic. The art team is stellar here as well.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man #689

Jul 5, 2012

I wish I could give half stars here. Well, I will anyway. This is a 3.5 for me. I love the writing and the art on this book, and I'm glad this book is a lot of fun to read. On the downside, I felt like I wanted more because the story didn't move forward enough in this issue.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man #690

Jul 25, 2012

I'm still loving this story, and you will too. There are some fantastic fight/action sequences in this issue, and I loved the inclusion of Madame Web, which seems to be leading to something bigger and even more awesome. I loved how this issue focuses more on Curt Connors more than anything, since this really is his story, not Spider-Man's. On the downside, I wish Spider-Man would listen to Madame Web a little bit more, and I got a tad annoyed with more people getting someone else's powers, which has been used at least three times in the past year.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man #691

Aug 15, 2012

Another great story arc by Dan Slott. With the conclusion of this story line comes the start of something bigger and awesomer. The end of this book is fantastic as it concludes the Lizard story perfectly and sets up the next story insanely well. Slott keeps this issue light hearted and fun and he's the perfect writer for this book. I love the creative team here, but what I loved was Frank D'Armata's color work.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #10

Nov 19, 2014

ASM #10 wasn't as big as a hit as issue #9, it still delivers a ton of fun. Dan Slott loves this character and it shows. Yes, at times, it's a fan service book, but that's not such a bad thing in this case because it's involved in a very interesting story, conceptually. Luckily, it's also executed well too, and the art team is top notch. While this issue left me feeling like something was missing, overall, it's an awesome issue and I'm loving this arc.

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6.0
Amazing X-Men #3

Jan 15, 2014

AMAZING X-MEN #3 is a bit of fun, but it doesn't really do much else. There's some cool things happening here, but overall, it's a bit of a let down because it feels so silly. Aaron and McGuinness don't mesh to well as a team, with this story. Maybe it's because I am a big Nightcrawler fan and expect something a bit more serious and down to Earth for his return. While this book looks great, it's just ok. Nothing more, nothing less.

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8.0
Amazing X-Men #15

Jan 14, 2015

AMAZING X-MEN offers what could really be a fantastic story. Part of me is dying to see Cain Marko and maybe even a new Juggernaut, but what Yost delivers is much more about the mythos of Cyttorak, which fits really well here. The art is a bit of a miss and feels very rushed at certain moments, but overall, this is a great jumping on point for new readers and a great start to this run. I recommend you check this one out, especially if you're a Juggernaut fan.

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8.0
Amazing X-Men #17

Feb 25, 2015

AMAZING X-MEN flips the script on readers and leaves them with a fantastic ending. "The Once and Future Juggernaut" has been, thus far, a really great story line that on the surface is the fun race to grab a gem, but aside from that, it's a lot about Cain Marko trying to redeem himself and fight for his family, in a sense. Yost does a great job with Marko in every aspect, except for the fast he got rid of Cain's beard. This has been one of the best stories in this volume and I highly recommend checking it out.

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8.0
Amazing X-Men #18

Mar 25, 2015

The finally of this Juggernaut-filled story really delivers and the conclusion really pays off and sets up the next story line extremely well. In fact, this is easily the best issue of the run and Juggernaut fans may not love the final costume they see at the end of the issue, but they'll certainly love how this story plays out. I cannot wait to see what comes next in this series.

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8.0
Amazing X-Men #19

Apr 22, 2015

The final issue of AMAZING X-MEN, before the SECRET WARS break, was a little bit of a let down. This issue swung between a 3 and 4 for a while. It feels like filler. However, we are treated to one spectacular fight and Fornes really coming into his own as an artist. This issue will read incredibly well in trade as a cap to the Gem of the Cyttorak arc and overall, this story was a blast. If you've been loving this storyline, (how could you not?) you need to pick this issue up!

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10
America's Got Powers #1

Apr 11, 2012

What a great start to a mini-series! I loved the idea of reality television and super heroes as a comic book, and I think 6 issues is the perfect amount for it. I loved the dialogue from the hosts of the show, and because of this, it really feels like something you'd see on primetime.

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8.0
America's Got Powers #2

May 30, 2012

It may not have been as good as the first issue, but it's still darn awesome. America's Got Powers delivers a fantastic story in a cool new world. This book is bigger than the reality show and this issue takes a step away from that. What stands out most is Bryan Hitch's fantastic art. I love all the detail he puts into each panel, including all the random objects in the background. That's dedication.

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10
Animal Man #0

Sep 5, 2012

ANIMAL MAN is one of the New 52's best books, hands down, and this origin issue is exactly what I wanted and every ANIMAL MAN fan deserves. I loved how this story came together and the revamp of his origin. Jeff Lemire has done a wonderful on this book so far. Steve Pugh's art is a great mixture of more classic and contemporary art styles and both the writing and art compliment each other perfectly.

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8.0
Animal Man #5

Jan 4, 2012

I really enjoy this book. Travel Foreman and Jeff Lemire come together to make a haunting and very unique book. I love seeing the world of the Rot, and overall, think it's one of my favorite villains of the new 52. As much as I enjoyed the story, I think it's the art that stands out the most though. The only real problem I have is while this is an amazing book, personally, I'm not in love with it like so many other people are, but I do understand the appeal. I highly recommend this book and this series.

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8.0
Animal Man #7

Mar 7, 2012

I'm still loving the heck out of this book. This is a great place for new readers to jump in on and I cannot wait for the Swamp Thing and Animal Man crossover that is bound to happen. I'm a huge fan of the rot and I loved the adventure into the future Buddy takes where we see a rot-infested world. There is a change up in artists for a few pages in this issue, and it's a tad distracting, but overall, I highly recommend this issue and series.

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8.0
Animal Man #10

Jun 6, 2012

Next time you bump into Jeff Lemire, high five him for this amazing comic. While this issue was a lot of set up told through two different stories that dragged just a tiny bit, it was overall a great read. Steve Pugh does a great job on this issue and you'll notice he's great with facial expressions. There were a couple stand out scene I loved here, including Buddy smashing some rottlings.

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8.0
Animal Man #11

Jul 5, 2012

This should be a pull on everyone's pull list because it breaks the mold from the contemporary comic mold. It's different and it stands about because it's done so well. It has that great Vertigo feeling using a great, re-invented DC character. There's a big transformation for Buddy in this issue that completely changes everything about him. I'm very excited to see this continue. Ponticelli's art is fantastic and his creature designs are very disturbing. It's a great story, but a hard one to jump on to. Overall, I highly recommend this series and this issue.

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10
Animal Man #12

Aug 1, 2012

A cross-over that seems to work? Yes! This issue of Animal Man is a huge success. However, you NEED to buy Swamp Thin as well to really appreciate where this story is going. This is a great story here. Lemire and Snyder work incredibly well together in the writing department, and as always, Steve Pugh does a great job. I couldn't have been happier with this issue.

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10
Animal Man #15

Dec 5, 2012

Once again ANIMAL MAN delivers a fantastic and incredibly bizarre issue. I love the cast of characters here, especially Steel, and I really enjoyed the jump between the future and the past. For once, I really enjoyed the switch-up between artists, and I love what Jeff Lemire is doing with this book story wise. My only complaint was that I didn't like how artist Steve Pugh drew Frankenstein. He looks a bit different, facially, than how we see him currently in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK.Overall, I love this issue and series, and I'd highly recommend you pick it up.

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10
Animal Man #16

Jan 9, 2013

ANIMAL MAN is a consistently amazing title, and Rotworld is one of the most interesting stories currently going on. Although this book has two different artists on it, the difference in styles works extremely well with the story telling. This issue shows no light at the end of the tunnel, and I love it. I'm so excited to see where it goes next, and the final page is pretty awesome.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Animal Man #18

Mar 6, 2013

A part of me wants to give this issue my "pick of the week" stamp, but sadly, this was only the second book I've read so far. This is one of my favorite issues of this series though. There's a big change in this series which will greatly affect the future of the characters in this book. Lemire and Pugh killed it this week and continue to do so.If you haven't been reading ANIMAL MAN, you better start because you're missing out on an amazing book. Start at the beginning of the series. Sure, you could start at the beginning of Rot World, but you should read the whole series.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Animal Man #19

Apr 3, 2013

What a fantastic issue! ANIMAL MAN #19 does a great job at wrapping up the aftermath of the Rotworld story arc. Lemire does a fantastic job telling this tale and bringing some emotional reality to the book. As far as art goes, this is my favorite issue with Pugh on the book. He really hit it out of the park here. My only problems with the issue is that it's not really new reader friendly and one line of dialogue rubbed me the wrong way.Aside from all that, I'm very interested in where this book is going, after the later events of this issue. This book is going to have a bit of a change. It seems it will be moving more towards a super-hero book than anything else, which will bring in some new readers. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Animal Man #21

Jun 19, 2013

ANIMAL MAN #21 is an awesome start to a new story line. For song long, this book has been tied into a very long, but very good, storyline, Rotworld. Now, after the events of Rotworld, everything and everyone has changed, but something new has started. This is a great place for new readers to jump on, and they won't be disappointed.

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10
Animal Man #23

Aug 21, 2013

Since issue #1, ANIMAL MAN has been a stand-out book that's a bit different than the rest of DC Comics' super-hero books. This issue, in particular, was fantastic. It's the thrilling end to one storyline that goes right into the next one. Brother Blood is a stand-out character here, and while the overall tone is pretty dark, the Maxine and Socks side-story really lightens everything up. Overall, this was a wonderful issue and you really should go and pick this one up, especially since a new story starts next month.

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10
Animal Man #24

Oct 16, 2013

It may have had a month off, but this issue of ANIMAL MAN was exciting and disturbing, in a good way. Everything has changed for the worse when it comes to Buddy as Animal Man. Brother Blood has taken control, and at some point, a powerless Buddy will have to stop him. the art, colors, and lettering are all top notch. This issue fires, creatively, on all cylinders. If there's one book you really should be picking up this week, make sure it's this one.

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8.0
Animal Man #25

Nov 20, 2013

ANIMAL MAN #25 was a pretty satisfying issue. Buddy starts trying to put the pieces back together with his home, after it's been scattered away. He has quite the foe in Brother Blood to face. While the overall story really doesn't grab me as much as previous arcs, it's still an enjoyable read. Rafael's art shines in this issue, and it's some of the best of the week. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Animal Man #26

Dec 18, 2013

While ANIMAL MAN is known for being a pretty "out-there" book, this was too out there for me. It's a series with a horror element attached to it, but this book felt a bit more comical, and a part of that may be because Hamner's art didn't mesh well with Lemire's writing on this issue. However, Hamner does a phenomenal job here, so don't let that last point take anything away from him. More than anything, I'm excited for the next issue, which has Buddy back to where he belongs. Overall, I mildly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Animal Man #29

Mar 19, 2014

ANIMAL MAN #29 isn't the perfect was to close up a series, but it was still a delightful read. It was great seeing Foreman back on this book, even if he isn't spending the whole time horrifying the reader with some creepy art, and Lemire's section of the book works perfectly for the issue. While his section is pretty much just recapping the entire series, it was a solid read. It really sucks to see this book go, since it was one of the best solo books at DC comics, but it goes out in an enjoyable and moving way. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Animal Man Annual #1

May 30, 2012

This was a great Annual issue. It's a nice one-shot story about the connection of the Red and the Green and how the Rot once tried to take on the world, over 100 years ago. Fantastic writing, as always, by Jeff Lemire, and I really enjoyed the art by Timothy Green II. Animal continues to be one of DC's best books.

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8.0
Animal Man Annual #2

Jul 31, 2013

I've read a few of the Annual issues that were launched this week, and this was my favorite one. Just like with most annual issues, this really caters to people who have been reading the book the entire year, and while I feel like a new reader could pick this issue up and really enjoy it, those who have gone through Cliff's death, with Buddy will appreciate this on a whole other level. It was great to see Travel Foreman back on the book as well. I love how creepy and unsettling his art can be. Overall, I really loved this issue and so will you.

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10
Ant-Man #3

Mar 11, 2015

While I'm not a Taskmaster fan, his appearance doesn't hinder the book at all. ANT-MAN three is just an incredibly crafted book that is more than a few cheap laughs here and there. ANT-MAN is this fun, quirky redemption story that is a blast to read. It's weird to see anyone in the Ant-Man costume doing something memorable again, since I can't think of a time we had a good Ant-Man story since Eric O'Grady was in the costume. Regardless, jump on ANT-MAN and check it out. You will not be disappointed.

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10
Ant-Man #5

May 6, 2015

The first arc of ANT-MAN is a hit. We're seeing Scott Lang step up as a hero and a father, and while he isn't completely redeemed in his own eyes, he's working his way back up the ladder to be a hero. ANT-MAN is a fun, comedic book with a big heart, and that's the biggest appeal to it. I highly recommend checking this book and this series out, especially if there's still a hole in your heart where SUPERIOR FOES used to be.

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8.0
Ant-Man Annual #1

Jul 15, 2015

ANT-MAN ANNUAL #1 was like a breath of fresh air. It was a nice little break from everything going on in SECRET WARS and was a highly entertaining read. This series really has a "little less wacky SUPERIOR FOES" feel to it and it was really cool to see two generations of people who wore the Ant-Man mantle working together. The issue will put a smile on the faces of Ant-Man fans or just comic fans in general. I haven't had this much fun with an Annual issue in a long time. I highly recommend it.

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10
Ant-Man: Last Days (One-Shot) #1

Aug 26, 2015

If you loved ANT-MAN by Spencer, Rosanas, and Boyd, then picking this up is a no-brainer. It's a nice end to the series, before the same creative team takes on ASTONISHING ANT-MAN in October. It has a ton of heart and it's nice to see a Last Days issue just be a one-shot.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #0

Sep 26, 2012

While this issue doesn't give Aquaman fans everything they want to read in a 0 issue, it's a fantastic start. There's just too much to tell and not enough time to tell it. My biggest complaint was that I wanted more because this issue's ending is premature. I want this to go another 20 pages.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #1

Sep 28, 2011

I've read all 52 of the "New 52" and Aquaman is my favorite. Is it because I've always been an Aquaman fan and I've been waiting for a series to do the character justice? Yes. Aside from my incredibly biased opinion of the character, is this a good book? Hell yes. It's about time someone revamped this character, and there's no one else better at DC than Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis. The character's personality has been redesigned, and his powers explained, so this is a great jumping on point. I love the new villains and the art, but the whole Aquaman disproving why he sucks bit got a tad redundant. I highly recommend this book. I

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10
Aquaman (2011) #2

Oct 26, 2011

This book reminds me a lot of when Green Lantern started out under Johns' control. There were some changes here and there, and while some people got mad about them, it was better for the character and the book. At the same time, I never thought Green Lantern would be a top-tier book at DC, and now it is. I'm hoping, as ridiculous as this is about to sound, that Johns can do the same thing for Aquaman. I'm not lying when I say this is my favorite of the new 52. This is quickly also becoming my favorite book from any company. I rarely will say a book is perfect, but for me, it comes darn near close. Not only does it have everything I'd like to see in an Aquaman book, it has everything I'd like to see in a super-hero book. If you're not reading this book, you're missing out on the best new series.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #4

Dec 28, 2011

It's hard to put my excitement for this book and this series into words. It's my personal favorite of the new 52 though. It re-establishes this amazing hero and hopefully, it will sweep that Super-Friends Cartoon version of him into some horrible vortex of death. I am loving Reis' art on this book and I think he's a perfect fit. The last page reveal was great, and I am very excited for 2012 Aquaman issues. The only real problems I had were that this issue wrapped up too quickly. I just expected a tad more from the Trench, but I guess they truly are just beasts from the deep... or are they? I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book... it's one of the best of the new 52!

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10
Aquaman (2011) #5

Jan 25, 2012

Super-awesome, amazing, fantastic, and other positive adjectives book! This book keeps getting better and better, and it's become one of my favorite on-going comic books from any company. I loved the story in this issue and how we get to see more of where Atlantis came from. Plus, Aquaman becomes more relate-able after a conversation with his father. Lastly, I thought the four opening pages to this book were pure perfection. The only real problems I had with the issue was it did kind of drag at one point and I despised the cover. Other than that, it was pure perfection reading. I highly IGHLY recommend this book!

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #6

Feb 22, 2012

Super awesome! Aside from my problems with the art, Aquaman continues to be one of my favorite books of the new 52. This issue was all about Mera and storywise, it is just as good, if not better than the rest of the series. It's so good and Mera is such a stand-out character that I'd love to read a Mera mini-series, as long as Johns or someone just as awesome is writing it. We get a feel for the new Mera and get to see just how powerful she truly is. I highly recommend this issue and series!

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10
Aquaman (2011) #7

Mar 28, 2012

Once again, Aquaman delivers! This is such a great book, and if you're not reading it then shame on you because you're missing out on a great character with a great story featuring the writing of Geoff Johns and the pencils of Ivan Reis. It's a book the lives up to the hype.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #8

Apr 25, 2012

Aquaman does exactly what it's been doing for 8 issues, blowing minds away with how cool Aquaman can truly be given the right creative team. I love how this issue delves more into Aquaman's past and I loved the Others working together as a team. There are some great characters on this team, including Seer and Prisoner, and hoepfully we'll see a lot more of them... In the past, since Seer is pretty dead right now. Geoff Johns has been great on this book, and I'd love to see The Others as an on-going series.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #9

May 23, 2012

This is my second favorite DNcU book, closely following Batman. This issue reveals a ton about Aquaman's history and it really just makes this character a lot more dynamic. I loved the scenes with the Prisoner fighting Manta, and I love the numerous reveals in this issue. Ivan Reis art is fantastic, clear, and crisp, and as always, Johns kills it on this book.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #10

Jun 27, 2012

What is there to say about this book that I haven't been saying since the start. It's the perfect revamp to a character no one took seriously, and each issue gives you a bit more of the mythos of this character. I love the new characters being introduced in this series, and the fight between Aquaman and Black Manta is fantastic. Geoff Johns is doing an amazing job with this character, and I love the art team.

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6.0
Aquaman (2011) #11

Jul 25, 2012

Well, this is the worst of the Aquaman series so far, but that being said, the worst issue of this Aquaman run is still better than 95% of the books on the shelf. While I loved the art and the Dead King part of this story, the middle of this book dragged and was a bit uninteresting for me. However, this is info you need to continue reading this book because it's heading in an exciting direction.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #12

Aug 29, 2012

Another solid issue by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis. Did you expect anything less? I loved the variant cover to this issue. There was a ton of great action here, and I love seeing all the relics from The Others be a part of the mythos now. I'm very interested to see how powerful the Seventh Relic actually is.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #14

Nov 28, 2012

Not only has Geoff Johns completely turned around Aquaman, but he's also made his villains real, developed characters, and not just some cardboard cutout baddies like they used to be. While the focus is mainly on Orm and Arthur discussing all things surface world vs Atlantis, it's the most interesting read in this series yet. It's frightfully brilliant in every way.The build-up to the Throne of Atlantis begins here, and the ending to this issue is so awesome. I don't want to spoil anything, but fans of this series will love how it turns out. This has the potential to be an incredibly unique and epic story line, and I have a good feeling it will hit its mark.Overall, I highly recommend this issue of Aquaman. You won't regret it.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #15

Dec 26, 2012

Aquaman has a lot of tough decisions to make, and it's going to come down to him having to choose a side, and we get to see how he deals with all of that mainly in this issue. Mera and Vulko both show that Atlantians are not to be messed with, and I love the overall direction that Johns has taken this book. On the down side of things, you have to be reading JLA to truly appreciate this book as a whole, and I had a few small problems with panciler Pellitier overusing medium shots in panels. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and JUSTICE LEAGUE 15.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #16

Jan 30, 2013

AQUAMAN 16 is a bit of a shocker, but it's a very solid issue. The conclusion for this story is going to be nutty. I found myself a huge fan of Cyborg and what he put on the line in this issue. The Trench comes back full force here, which is awesome, and it seems like the JL have their hands full. On the down side, it's hard to just read this Aquaman book on its own. You have to read JL to get a full scope of this story. Also, I like Pelletier's art on the issue, but some of the long shots in smaller panels had way too much going on.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #17

Feb 27, 2013

The Aquaman fanboy in me is super-happy with this issue. I feel like we're really getting back to Aquaman's roots... the ocean. I loved this issue front to back, and frankly, this is the direction I was hoping for after Throne of Atlantis. The writing and art are always top notch here.This is a quick read though. You'll get through it pretty quickly. However, you will ignore that once you see that Aquaman forgot to shave... I did.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #18

Mar 27, 2013

AQUAMAN #18 is another hit. There's a lot thrown at the reader in this issue, but it's all fantastic. It's a straight-forward book the reader will enjoy. While this may not be the best place for a new Aquaman reader to jump on, they won't be too lost. The book does a pretty good job at keeping the reader updated on the events.My only real problem here, aside from Aquaman's 5 o'clock shadow being gone, was that too many times, faces and bodies were buried in shadows. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Aquaman (2011) #19

May 1, 2013

I liked AQUAMAN #19, but it's not my favorite of the series. It's a bit chaotic. There's a lot going on. Johns is setting up a few stories here and catching up on a couple things from previous issues. The events in this issue are bigger than the 20 pages the creative team is allotted. I think once you can sit down and read this issue and maybe #21 onward, it will play out a bit better.There's a lot to love about this issue, but the pacing and jumpiness really dragged it down. Overall, I give this a mild recommendation.

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4.0
Aquaman (2011) #20

May 22, 2013

Hopefully, someday, The Others will have their own stand-alone book. This is a team that could pull it off. Aquaman is a consistently great book. Sure, there's been a couple bumps in the road, so far, but overall, this has been a stellar series, but this issue was a big let down. Concept-wise, this is a fantastic book that gives DC a reason to use the characters from the Others without just shoehorning them into a book because there was already a connection made between these characters and Atlantian artifacts, but the execution of the actual issue is a bit of a mess. It feels rushed, and it's inconsistent. It has a solid writer and artist, but they needed more pages to work with to make this the issue it needs to be.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #21

Jun 26, 2013

As a stand-alone issue though, it's a tad aggravating to read because it's so chaotic and there is so much going on with every single character in the Aquaman world. He's doing the same thing here that he did with the Green Lantern world. He's taking a book that is a mish-mash of broken stories and continuity and making something special out of it. He's sewing the seeds for something that will truly blossom down the road, and I can't wait to be there when it happens.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #22

Jul 24, 2013

It's a very satisfying issue. This will be a story that I think will read a lot better in trade. I find myself become impatient for future issues. I want to know more about why Atlantis sank, and I feel like it's taking us forever to get there. We keep getting teased, with no new answers, but that's my only real complaint. Well, that and the Scavenger story overshadows everything else. Each of the stories, mainly the Scavenger and the Aquaman story, since the Orm story is very brief, are incredibly fascinating, and it proves that Aquaman and the world he lives in can be interesting. He's not a second rate character and Johns has proven that.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #23

Aug 28, 2013

This continues to be a stand-out series at DC, and the creative team is really re-establishing Aquaman as a top tier character. The stories in this series are worth reading and add a lot of depth to his mythos. This is a series you should be reading.

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6.0
Aquaman (2011) #23.1

Sep 11, 2013

If we lived in a world with 1/2 stars, this would be a 3.5 star book, easily. However, we don't, and this book just didn't win me over enough to bump it up. There's a lot of redundancy here for FOREVER EVIL readers as well as AQUAMAN readers. Sure, we get some nice moments where we get to know Black Manta as a character a bit more, but overall, this issue was a bit of a let down. Black Manta is a very interesting character and many fans want to know how he'll fit in to future issues, but the reader isn't led on to what's coming down the road. All they know is that Manta is out of Belle Reve and misses his father. Overall, I give this a mild recommendation.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #23.2

Sep 25, 2013

AQUAMAN #23.2 OCEAN MASTER is an incredibly fun issue that takes a look at who Orm is and what makes him tick. While some of this stuff may be repetitive to long-time AQUAMAN readers, it is a great read for fans and newbies alike, which is a breath of fresh air, especially to people chomping at the bit to jump onto this series. The best part of the issue is that is really feels like a part of the main series, as far as the art and writing go, even though it had a new creative team, minus Rod Reis, on the issue. Overall, this was a great read, and it gets a high recommendation.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #24

Oct 23, 2013

AQUAMAN #24 is one fantastic return after a month of villains books. This issue fires on all cylinders and has numerous moments that will floor the reader. The creative team nails it and makes this one of the best overall issues in the series. It may not answer all your questions about what happened in the last arc, but it does answer every question about what's been going on since issue one with this book. The only real problem is that it's hard to figure out where this book fits into the current timeline in the DCU, since forever evil is currently happening. Overall, I loved this issue and highly recommend it.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #25

Nov 27, 2013

It's the end of writer Geoff Johns' run on AQUAMAN, and as an Aquaman fan, I can say he really made a difference with his reboot of the character. He may still be the butt of the jokes to some people, but Johns proved that Arthur Curry can be pretty awesome. This particular issue wraps up everything very nicely and leaves the reader with an upcoming event that will take place in JUSTICE LEAGUE. This is a really satisfying ending to the story, and I, for one, can't wait to see the direction Jeff Parker takes the series next. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #26

Dec 31, 2013

I truly believe that the farther we get from Johns' phenomenal run, the better this book will get. It's going to take a bit of time to adjust. All-in-all, this is a great start for Parker. He establishes his tone and his run all in one swoop. Sure, it's not going to be the smoothest transition between writers because they both have different writing styles, but I truly believe, from this issue alone, that Parker has some amazing adventures in store for the reader. Parker is a very capable and fantastic writer and he gives fans a very worthwhile read. I can't wait to see what's next. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #27

Jan 29, 2014

AQUAMAN continues to be a hit. Parker delivers an incredibly fun issue that delves deeper (no pun intended) into the world of Aquaman, while keeping some secondary characters in the spotlight. If youve ever wanted to see Aquaman go at it with a giant sea monster, this is an issue just for you, but there is more to it than that. Parker is building up to something greater, using some of these secondary characters. I was a bit bummed with the art change, but Rod Reis colors really nailed it home for me. This is still a fantastic book and worth your time.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #28

Feb 26, 2014

This issue was a ton of fun. We take a break from Aquaman punching sea creatures and bad dudes in the face to remember that at one point, Aquaman was actually Arthur Curry, an average guy with huge potential. Jeff Parker did the impossible here. He made a high school reunion interesting and fun. Joking aside (not really a joke), Parker and Pelletier have a hit with this issue and really get deeper into what makes Arthur Curry. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Aquaman (2011) #30

Apr 23, 2014

It's a bit of a middle-of-the-road issue. While the fight scenes are a ton of fun here, the issue doesn't really progress any form of actual story. What fans will want to read is all pushed onto the first page of the issue and the end of #30 is a team-up set-up for the upcoming annual, which from the looks of it, won't be anything too exciting. This is not a bad issue, but it's just not winning me over. I give this issue a mild recommendation.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #31

May 28, 2014

AQUAMAN continues to be a pretty fun book. However, the real highlight of this issue is Mera's story as she tries to find out who is killing her. While the Swamp Thing and Aquaman battle is pretty pleasing to read, it feels like the reason for it happening is pretty weak and not well explained. AQUAMAN is still worth your time and money as Parker continues his run though. Overall, I recommend this issue.

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10
Aquaman (2011) #32

Jun 25, 2014

Parker's run on AQUAMAN has been pretty good, with a few ups and downs, but issue #32 of AQUAMAN was brilliant. This book feels completely back on track and all the seeds Parker has been sewing for months are finally starting to pay off. Aquaman finally has a foe that can go toe-to-toe with him, that isn't Black Manta or Ocean Master, and Mera is having her own adventures, which rival the awesomeness of her husband's. This is easily the best issue of the run, and fans of the series who have been reading month-to-month will love this issue.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #36

Nov 26, 2014

Part two to Maelstrom offers a fantastic amount of mystery and adventure which will keep readers hooked. Parker has done a lot of cool things with Aquaman since jumping on, but this story has a lot of potential to be amazing and so far, it's living up to the potential. The only downside is what feels like a really forced fight between character, which also takes up a giant chunk of the issue. However, Maelstrom is a really cool idea that keeps growing, so if you've stepped away from the book, now is the time to come back on. Pick up issue #35 and #36 and you'll be set.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #37

Dec 24, 2014

Parker's AQUAMAN combines a lot of new mythos with a lot of fun. He's really grasping at the idea that you can do a lot with a character but still provide a fun book, which is something a lot of comics have lost. Parker reshapes Gorilla City and gives it a direct connection to the early Atlantis, before it sank. It's a cool addition to the book, and while readers may be a tad bummed with how the story is moving, what's provided within this issue is a really good read and something that's a must read for Gorilla Grodd fans. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #38

Jan 28, 2015

AQUAMAN #38 is the issue that really solidifies what Jeff Parker is doing with this book, or at least with this story line. Aside from one line that got me a tiny bit fanboy-mad, the writing and dialogue on this book is great and leaves the reader wanting more, and as always, Paul Pelletier and Rain Beredo on colors provide some spectacular art, including that final splash page, which is awesome. I highly recommend checking out AQUAMAN and more importantly, Maelstrom.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #39

Feb 25, 2015

Parker is taking AQUAMAN out with a bang. Maelstrom has been an exciting and adventurous story that really builds on the legend of the titular character while delivering something that is a ton of fun. We finally get to see Atlanna in all her glory and she's a bit off her rocker and doesn't trust anyone, which is a cool turn for the book. This issue was a lot of set-up for the finale next month, but it's all really enjoyable. Once again, this is Parker's best story during his run and I highly recommend folks give this story a shot.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #40

Mar 25, 2015

It's a little bit of a bummer to see Pelletier, Beredo, and Parker leave this book, especially when this last arc was such a fun ride and the best arc from Parker's tenure on the series. While there are some issues with the pacing of the overall story, that's more on the fact that CONVERGENCE is making everything come to a grinding halt. Maelstrom really could have used another issue. However, for what it was, this was a great story and added a lot to the mythos of the character. I highly recommend checking this issue and storyline out.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #49

Feb 24, 2016

Overall, this was a really fun issue that brought Aquaman a bit more back to his roots. Abnett is working on who Aquaman is and what he means to the DCU on a very personal level. There's also this additional story being setup that's pretty fantastic, mysterious, and terrifying. Creatures from the deep are pretty scary, so why can't this book have a little bit of that in it? Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Aquaman (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 3, 2014

What this issue does well with jumping forward into the future and giving the reader a "where are they now" update is the same thing that hurts the main series. Aquaman's new outfit is really the highlight here and while the book was just ok, this is one of two parts and I'm intrigued to see how this plays out in the Aquaman & the Others issue. If you're an Aquaman fan and reading the main series, you'll want to pick this up. However, if you're not, pass this one up.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #1

Jun 22, 2016

This first issue may not be the best jumping-on point for new readers because the focus is more geared towards Atlantis rather than exploring just who Aquaman is, but it's still a great read. Aquaman fans will find themselves enjoying this book, as it plays better to people who have a prior background knowledge of the character and his world. It's a solid issue, and I recommend picking it up.

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8.0
Aquaman And The Others #1

Apr 2, 2014

AQUAMAN & THE OTHERS #1 is quite a bit of fun, and it really starts to flesh out some characters created in the New 52 that haven't been around. The reason these characters are teamed up does not feel forced and the story Jurgens presents the reader is something that will keep this book going for a while. Overall, this is an impressing start to a new series.

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8.0
Aquaman: Rebirth #1

Jun 8, 2016

Aquaman Rebirth feels geared more towards newer readers than to those who have been following the series for the past few years. That's fine, as the issue does give insight into where the series is headed. However, Aquaman fans may find a lot of the recapping to be a bit dull. Regardless, the series integrates that classic Atlantian lore and mythos into the book, making it feel more like a fantasy than a superhero comic, which will really set it apart from the other DC titles. It's not a perfect start, but there's a lot of potential here.

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10
Archer & Armstrong #0

May 8, 2013

ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG #0 is my favorite issue of the series so far. It may not be the normal laugh-out-loud book we're used to, but this issue delivers a fantastic story with fantastic art that makes you feel... well... fantastic. It's hard to believe that month after month this book keeps getting better and better, but it does. It's like some sort of comic book magic. While my problems with the issue were small, the rest of the book is amazing. This is a book you should be reading, unless you hate fun. If so, I can find a selection of SEO pamphlets that would be a bit more of your speed.Overall, go buy this book. You deserve it.

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10
Archer & Armstrong #2

Sep 5, 2012

Archer and Armstrong should be on your pull list. I keep jumping back and forth on whether this or X-O Manowar is Valiant's best book, but right now, A&A is taking the cake. This was a great issue as the story gets revealed and the reader starts to understand how this book will play out. I love how this book feels like a great adventure film, and it reminds me of some of the great adventure films from my youth. Everything about this issue is a ton of fun and brilliant, including the creative team.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #3

Oct 10, 2012

ARCHER and ARMSTRONG continues to be one of my favorite on-going series currently on the shelves. The creative team on this book is fantastic, and they deliver an amazing series and issue here. As the story progresses here, we learn a bit more about the world Archer originally came from, and we get some fantastic fight sequences. The art is strong, the writing is strong, and this book is a ton of fun.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #4

Nov 14, 2012

ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG continues to be fantastic with issue 4. The book is a pretty big game changer for these two characters, and we get a ton of background info on both of them. This may not be the best place for new readers to jump on though. If you've been interested in picking up a Valiant book, all of which are incredibly good, this series would be my top pick for new readers. We're only four issues in, so you don't have to do too much backtracking. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Archer & Armstrong #5

Dec 12, 2012

If you're still reading this review, then you're doing something wrong. You should already be in your car on the way to your LCS. Is it closed? Well, wait outside until morning. You owe it to yourself to read this book. ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG 5 is the start to a new story that anyone can pick up and enjoy. The creative team on this series, and this issue in particular, is fantastic, and it should be one of your top 10 books each month.Overall, I thing you need this book. Now, time for a wacky rating.ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG 5 gets 5 screaming Gilad's out of 5.

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10
Archer & Armstrong #6

Jan 16, 2013

It looks as though Archer, Armstrong, and Gilad have found their Geomancer, but will the Geomancer join them? Can they protect them? Great final page here as this story continues. I really enjoy everything about this book. This issue gives us the look into someone else's life, in this world, which I thought was pretty cool. We also get a look into the sinister world of Zorn Capital. The writing and art, as always, are top notch, and this is one of my top of the pile nominees for January.Overall, you need to start reading this book.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #7

Feb 13, 2013

It's not my favorite issue of the series so far, but overall, it's still an amazing ride. ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG 7 delivers a knockout punch of awesomeness across your weak jaw, putting you into a coma. I know some may find it annoying how much Gregg and I hype these Valiant books up, but truth be told, these are fantastic series. Archer & Armstrong is a solid, fun detective story you'll want to continue reading. It's becoming this very cool team book, currently, which I'm really liking at the moment. I can't wait to see where it goes next.Overall, I highly recommend this issue and series.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #8

Mar 13, 2013

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG is the only A.A. I need and you'll be able to say the same after reading this issue! (If you do have a serious problem with alcohol, or Archer & Armstrong, please seek advice from a doctor and not a comic book reviewer) We're building up to something big here, and it's pretty darn exciting. As with every issue, I demand you start reading this book because it's one of my favorite on-going series, and the book is awesome.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Archer & Armstrong #9

Apr 10, 2013

It's no surprise that this book continues to be completely and utterly awesome. ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG #9 is a super-satisfying end to a fantastic story. The opening page is incredibly funny, and the overall story is a ton of fun. The art is great and consistent throughout the issue, and there's no reason you shouldn't be reading this book.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Archer & Armstrong #10

Jun 5, 2013

Overall, duh. This should be a no brainer. (That means you should read it)

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #11

Jul 16, 2013

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #11 is the perfect mixture of adventure and humor. There's a reason so many reviewers around the net are giving this book (as well as many of Valiant's other titles) so much praise: It's that damn good. The art and the writing are top notch, and it's one of the handful of books I cannot wait to read. I get excited and impatient for the next issue. I'm not just blowing smoke. This book is fun and worth your time and money. Or you can continue buying comics that make you feel dead inside just because your favorite character is on the cover. Your choice.

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10
Archer & Armstrong #12

Aug 14, 2013

There's only so many ways you can say "ARCHER & ARMSTRONG is a book more people should be reading." The truth is that while there are a ton of books on the shelves worth your time, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG deserves it the most. It may not be what most people are used to with their comic book reading, but there is a great sense of familiarity with a dominant creative team putting this book together every month. This issue in particular was very exciting because it was non-stop action that remained witty and reintroduced someone awesome. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #13

Sep 11, 2013

The conclusion of "The Faraway" may not have been the most satisfying overall story, but the issue was a ton of fun, as it always is. Writer Fred Van Lente keeps the book incredibly entertaining and artist Pere Perez does a dynamite job with the art here. This is currently one of my favorite creative teams working right now. Obviously, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG is a book you should be reading because it's consistently fantastic. So p

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #24

Sep 9, 2014

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23 provides a solid story, even in the absence of its two titular characters. While this issue is, in a sense, filler until issue #25, it's a memorable story that adds a lot to the Valiant Universe. In the past, I've said (with ARMOR HUNTERS) that "this is how events are done." I now say "this is how filler issues are done." Don't take "filler" as a negative thing though because this raises the bar to unheard of heights when it comes to books getting from story 1 to story 2. Hopefully, we'll see more of Bollers in the future because he easily filled Van Lente's shoes. I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Archie #627

Nov 30, 2011

This is the first time I've reviewed an all-ages book or a book geared more towards children. As an adult, I can tell you I truly enjoyed everything about this issue. Yes, I'm a huge KISS fan, but all of that aside, the issue was a ton of fun and kept me smiling from the first to last page. It has a great sense of humor that kids and adults will enjoy. The band KISS seems to fit well in to the world of Riverdale both story wise and stylistically. The story was simple, but a lot of fun at the same time. The only real downside is that if you are looking for something a bit more complex, then this book is not for you. It's the most fun I've had with a comic in quite some time, and even if you're not a KISS fan, you'll still love this issue of ARCHIE. I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Archie #628

Dec 28, 2011

Part two may not have been as good as part one, but it's pretty darn close. This book continues to entertain audiences, both young and old. Dan Parent has a great final splash page in this issue, and Alex Segura's writing is top notch. I loved the Teen Wolf references and found myself actually enjoying the monsters more than the members of KISS, and lastly, I actually like Sabrina and Salem a lot. Their story is just as interesting as KISS fighting a bunch of monsters. The only real problem I had was that there were pieces of the story missing and I felt it was a tad jumpy. Other than that, this is a dynamite book and I highly recommend it, especially the variant cover by Francisco Francavilla.

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8.0
Archie #629

Jan 25, 2012

I'm still loving this story line, and for the first time in my life, loving an Archie comic. Sure, a gimmick is what got me to pick the book up, but the it's a really enjoyable gimmick, and I would keep reading if I didn't care for it. I love the story and how it evolves through this issue, and I thought the comedy aspect of the book was spot-on. I also learned some great life lessons that I will take with me to the grave. The only thing I didn't like was the pure excitement everyone showed for Kevin Keller. I have no clue who this guy is, but I know everyone else in this book. Am I missing something?

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8.0
Archie #630

Feb 22, 2012

I never thought I'd be this excited to read an Archie comic book. I loved this story line, and yes, it's mainly because KISS was in it. Aside from that, it truly is a great, fun, colorful read that appeals to all ages. The story has been a delight and the cover art for the variant covers is downright awesome. My only downsides to this issue is that it's not a good place to jump on for obvious reasons, and that no one "played" Hard Luck Woman; however, Lick It Up was mentioned, which I think is a tad racy (and hilarious) for an Archie comic. I loved this series, and I give it a recommendation to you all, even if you're not a KISS fan.

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8.0
Arkham Manor #1

Oct 22, 2014

ARKHAM MANOR is surprisingly enjoyable. By way of the solicits, the idea did seem a tad silly, but the way Duggan sets everything up here makes this book feel like it's going to be a very fun ride. Obviously, the idea of Batman and "fun" in the same sentence may be a turn-off to most people, but this isn't DEADPOOL or NOVA. This isn't a funny or zany book. There is a lot of emotion here as we see how important Wayne Manor is to Bruce and the lengths he'll go to in order to keep it from becoming a complete mess. If you're a Batman fan, check this one out for sure. If the character is normally a bit too much for you, then this is really a Bat-series for you.

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8.0
Arkham Manor: Endgame #1

Apr 1, 2015

ARKHAM MANOR: ENDGAME isn't a must read for anyone reading BATMAN, but it is a really solid tie-in issue that gives readers a glimpse into the rest of Gotham while Endgame is happening. There are some minor problems in the art department during a few scenes, but it doesn't hinder the overall story. I was really surprised with the fact that a tie-in to an event could stand on its own so well and just be this much fun. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Armor Hunters #1

Jun 11, 2014

The more a book is hyped up, the more likely it is to disappoint the reader. ARMOR HUNTERS has been advertised and promoted for months now, and surprisingly, it hits the mark. Venditti, Braithwaite, and Martin are putting together one exciting book. The book starts off slow and doesn't give everything to the reader at once, which is what many readers with gravitate towards. There's still a bit of mystery behind the Armor Hunters and this story, aside from what the reader knows. Sadly, this isn't the best place to jump on for new readers though, since you need to read X-O MANOWAR to get a full scope of this book. Regardless, this was a fantastic star and I highly recommend it.

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8.0
Armor Hunters #2

Jul 9, 2014

ARMOR HUNTERS is a blast to read. It's an event that lives up to the hype. While there are some problems with having to know what's going on in X-O MANOWAR to get a full picture, and the fact I'm just not a fan of who showed up into this issue, everything else about this series is a ton of fun and moves along naturally. Venditti is really making this event feel smooth and not all hurky-jerky. This is a series readers should check out. Valiant is doing events the right way.

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10
Armor Hunters #3

Aug 13, 2014

Although there's a few minor issues with this book, overall, it's fantastic. This is how events should be done. Venditti, Braithwaite, and Martin provide a story full of twists and turns that feels natural and not forced. As great as the issue is, fans won't be able to stop thinking about where this is headed and what the aftermath is going to be like. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and this event, especially the tie ins.

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8.0
Armor Hunters #4

Sep 24, 2014

ARMOR HUNTERS ends in a bang. Venditti, Braithwaite, and Martin provide a fantastic event that is overall very solid. While there were a couple times things felt a bit chaotic and things did play out as naturally as they should, reading this, then X-O MANOWAR #29 right afterwards made this event feel very full. I've said time and time again that this is how events should be done, and although I had minor complaints about this issue, overall, I still really believe that this is one of the better events in the past 5 years. You should probably pick this one up.

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6.0
Armor Wars #1

Jun 3, 2015

ARMOR WARS was a solid opening but not without its bumps in the road. It feels more like a What If story over anything else, which is really cool, but it does drag a bit because of some heavy dialogue that is mainly all about setting up this world's Tony Stark. At the same time, there's some hiccups in the art and the color work is decent, but the armor coloring and the facial coloring are too contrasting here. The last page will make you want to keep reading, so this gets a mild recommendation. It's pretty fun and there is a lot of potential here.

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8.0
Astonishing Ant-Man #1

Oct 21, 2015

Overall, this was a great start to the new series. Keep in mind, there's a decent amount of recap early on, which readers of the last volume will feel is a bit tedious and at times, the book drags, but the rest of the issue and set up for this storyline is fantastic. Spencer, Rosanas, and Boyd continue to deliver a highly underrated title that I highly recommend.

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8.0
Astonishing Ant-Man #3

Dec 23, 2015

There's a lot to love in the All-New, All-Different Marvel, and this is one of the top books in the new line. It's a comic written for people who love super-heroes but want to get more inside the day-to-day lives of these characters. It also delivers a good amount of humor, without making the book all about the jokes. I highly recommend picking up this series.

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8.0
Astonishing Ant-Man #4

Jan 20, 2016

ASTONISHING ANT-MAN continues to be a fun and insightful series, giving readers a closer look at what makes Scott Lang tick on his journey towards redemption. The writing and art are top notch and I'm interested to see how this story builds and where its going. I highly recommend picking this series up.

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6.0
Avengers (2010) #20

Dec 21, 2011

While I liked this issue, I was a bit disappointed in it. Both of the main creators on this book (Bendis and Acuna) are people in the industry whose work I love and respect, but they just didn't work together on this issue. I loved watching the strategy and planning that went into trying to take down the Avengers and I thought the pacing was great in this issue. Sadly, one of my favorite artists, Daniel Acuna, just didn't work well on this issue and it seemed like a clash of styles. Overall, it's a good read and I mildly recommend it.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #24

Mar 14, 2012

This was one awesome issue. I loved this story and it reminded me a lot of some of my favorite Silver Age Avengers stories. I loved that I could jump right in to this issue and completely understand what was going on. Norman Osborn getting super-powers working incredibly well, and I loved the ending of this issue and story arc. The only real problem I had was that I felt Acuna's work, while extremely awesome, wasn't a great fit for the Avengers. I highly recommend this issue though. It was tons of fun.

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8.0
Avengers Undercover #2

Apr 9, 2014

AVENGERS UNDERCOVER is a great book, especially if you're looking for something that's a bit depressing and isn't just good guys battling bad guys. This issue and series deals with a lot more than stopping the Wrecking Crew from robbing a bank. It deals with character who were forced to do some terrible things and how it has affected their lives afterwards. If you didn't like the first issue, chances are you'll not be too enthused with this one as well; however, there's a lot of meat to this book and one you should try out. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #3

May 2, 2012

Kind of a bummer of an issue. I REALLY wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the first issue a lot, but not so much the second issue, so I was hoping this would be a dynamite issue. Issue 3 of AvX just glides by. It's not bad, and it's not great.

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8.0
Avengers World #1

Jan 7, 2014

Obviously, we don't want to give away too much with this first issue, but what we can say is that it was a great start to a new series. AVENGERS WORLD focuses on just what you think it would, the Avengers helping out the rest of the world. Writers Hickman and Spencer mesh incredibly well together as a writing team. I love the team we see here, and the art is wonderful. On the downside, this isn't a new reader friendly book. Sure, you could just pick it up and give it a go, but it's better to read a bit of the last volume of AVENGERS. AVENGERS WORLD is exciting and shows a lot of promise. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Avengers World #2

Jan 22, 2014

AVENGERS WORLD #2 is pretty dang fun. It feels like an Avengers book while giving the reader something new, and while this issue really focuses around Smasher, she's a pretty awesome character. We get a nice glimpse into her past and her connection to her grandfather, although I really didn't like her costume design at the end of the issue. This series has me roped in and while it's isn't amazing, it certainly is a very fun read.

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8.0
Avengers World #3

Feb 19, 2014

There's not too much you can say about the overall issue for AVENGERS WORLD #3, since it is one long fight scene. However, the issue really plays out nicely and it is a lot of fun to read. Hickman and Spencer, along with the great visual storytelling of Caselli, have put together a book that really compliments Hickman's AVENGERS run, while expanding into a new world that is pretty accessible to new readers.

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6.0
Avengers World #5

Apr 30, 2014

AVENGERS WORLD is a book that is hit or miss issue to issue. It hasn't had a bad issue yet, per se, but this along with a previous issue was a middle of the road book. This is a series that truly feels like a great read as a trade, but struggles a bit from issue to issue because there is simply way too much going on within this book to contain within a single issue. Manifold is the center of this issue and he is a very cool character that brings a lot to the Avengers table. A.I.M. moves their plot further here and Hickman and Spencer have done a great job at redefining this once goofy team. However, overall, it's just an ok issue.

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8.0
Bad Ass #1

Jan 22, 2014

BAD ASS was a pretty fun read. It really nails the reader over the head with the "Check this out! It's a parody of Deadpool and American comics!" to the point of the reader wanting to pass out, but it's still a very satisfying read. It was a bit more fun than funny, and it was an issue I strangely couldn't put down, even though I had a few problems with it. The color and art are fantastic and while there's something about this book that really bugs me, overall, I really enjoyed it. I recommend trying this issue out for yourself.

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6.0
Batgirl (2011) #3

Nov 9, 2011

I enjoyed reading this book, but I want more out of it. I liked the first two "acts" of this issue, and I love the two-page art spread towards the beginning. I also like seeing another character, who has his own book, make a cameo in the issue, but that last story really rubbed me the wrong way because Babs freaks out and seems so emotionally unstable. Overall, I mildly recommend the issue. Three issues into Batgirl, I feel the series is right down the middle for me.

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10
Batman (2011) #23.2

Sep 11, 2013

BATMAN #23.2: RIDDLER was a big surprise for a few reasons. Obviously, because Scott Snyder had a hand in this issue, it was going to feel more connected to the main series than some of the other Villains Month books, but Fawkes, Haun, and Rausch really turned this into a fantastic one-shot book that really helped define who The Riddler is and what he means to the BATMAN series. This is one of Villains Month books you should pick up, and if you still need a little more persuasion, then check out how spiffy the 3D version of the cover looks.

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10
Batman (2016) #1

Jun 15, 2016

This issue may not be what people are expecting for a new series. The plot trickles in, but the issue is great for new readers and overall, provides a great kick-off to the new comic. We're getting this very intense moment in time and the book does a fine job at not only establishing Batman but also establishing Alfred and Duke as well.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

Batman fans should be pretty excited about this issue. Sure, it does lay down a lot of story, which sometimes can be a tad over-barring, but overall, this second issue does a stellar job at defining who Batman is going to be during King and Finch's run. What really raises the bar is that this has an appeal to both new and old Batman fans. There's never a point where either will feel lost or alienated.This book, thus far, is turning out to be one of the better Rebirth titles. I highly recommend checking this one out.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

Batman is throwing a lot at the reader, but all of it is really interesting. It's a book that seems to be always building towards the future. However, the main story, in this issue, is a tad lacking. Regardless, this fantastic creative team is really delivering some great moments and a story that mixes the old and the new. We highly recommend checking this series out.

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #2

Oct 12, 2011

Seriously awesome issue. It's one of the few new 52 issues to be just as good as the first issue. I love Damien, and this book is right up my alley. The art is great, and does so much more than just tell the story. Bruce and Damien are finally working together pretty well, and there's an interesting set-up for future issues. The only thing that kind of bugged me was that I wanted a bit more, especially in the fight scene department. This is still a great jump-on point for new readers as well. i highly recommend this issue.

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10
Batman and Robin (2011) #3

Nov 9, 2011

Move over DETECTIVE COMICS, BATMAN, and DARK KNIGHT, this is the Batman book to read. It's a great team/duo book that focuses just as much on team dynamic as it does on story. It's a well balanced story, and the book has really helped further develop Damian as a character. Nobody, the new villain trained by Ducard, who trained Batman, is a great addition to the Rogue Gallery because of his fighting ability and his intelligence.

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4.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #29

Mar 19, 2014

While the overall story of what Batman is trying to achieve in this story is the best part of the issue, the rest of it falls flat. The Aquaman team-up feels a bit pointless and way too coincidental. He also doesn't really look like Aquaman, but more like a beefed-up version of the New 52 version of Arthur Curry. While there are a lot of problems with this overall issue, the larger story is incredibly intriguing and worth the reader; however, I cannot recommend this issue.

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10
Batman And Robin Eternal #1

Oct 7, 2015

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL is another great start to a weekly series. There is a ton of stuff going on here and it just makes you want to read more. Tynion, Daniel, and Snyder set this first issue up in a way where there are clues trickling over every page, as the book sets its hooks in. This is the most impressive opening issue for a Bat-title in years. I highly recommend picking this issue up.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #3

Oct 21, 2015

All three issues of this series have been truly awesome. BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL has all the makings of a truly memorable weekly series. The story is slowly coming together and what makes this book so great is that it takes all of the fans favorite sidekicks and puts them in the role of Batman, the world's greatest detective. This issue was a bit slower than the previous couple, but it still was a fantastic read and I highly recommend checking it out.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #4

Oct 28, 2015

Regardless, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL continues to be an intriguing and worthwhile book. It's a month in and I'm just as engaged with the story as I was with issue one. The team really comes together to help each other out here and finally, all of the "children" of Batman are working together. They've got a great read and I cannot wait for next week's issue.

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6.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #5

Nov 4, 2015

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL has hit a small bump in the road. This issue wasn't bad but wasn't on par with previous issues. It offers a great fight scene but there's not too much build towards anything else. With a mystery this big, you come to expect things during each issue and while this was a fun book to read, it didn't deliver much in the way of hooking the reader in.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #11

Dec 16, 2015

There's a couple huge reveal moments in this issue that really hook the reader in, making for an overall really solid issue of this weekly series. BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL continues to be a great week-to-week read for those who are fans of all the Batchildren of Gotham. There's enough mystery and intrigue here to keep readers invested. If you've missed out, this is a series you should check out as this book continues to be worth the investment.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #14

Jan 6, 2016

Not every issue of this book is a revelation and it shouldn't be, but issue #14 of BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL does give the reader insight into Scarecrow's work and what makes him the character he is. Tynion does a nice job giving the reader a human look at the character and while there isn't anything huge revealed at the end of the issue, which is a nice change, the overall issue was a great read, minus a couple art missteps, and this weekly series continues to be a great read.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #15

Jan 13, 2016

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL is still solid and storywise, this is one of the bigger standouts of the series, giving readers more of a glimpse into Jean-Paul Valley. We get a cool fight sequence and there is a bit more about Mother and Scarecrow's past here. This series continues to be impressive and the best weekly series ever put out.

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10
Batman: Eternal #4

Apr 30, 2014

BATMAN ETERNAL is four issues in and it feels like a solid direction to the new weekly series. This book is much more about Gotham than Batman and it really shows here as the issue splits time between the Gordons, Batman, and Stephanie Brown. The art style keeps this issue a bit more light-hearted, which is the perfect match since it's a pretty depressing issue, with what is happening with James Gordon. Normally, I'd say to be very cautious of weekly series, but so far, this one has been top notch. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #5

May 7, 2014

We're five issues into BATMAN ETERNAL and this book continues to do a fine job at building on the world of Gotham while continuing to tell and interesting story. Tim Drake truly is the star of this issue, and in some ways, bests Batman through Tim's detective work. The art is fantastic, but it's the colors that really make the art. Overall, this is a very satisfying weekly series, so far. The only real downside to the issue is that the Vicki Vale story feels completely overdone as far as stories go. This is especially apparent if you watch House of Cards. However, this is still a highly recommended series.

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6.0
Batman: Eternal #6

May 14, 2014

BATMAN ETERNAL isn't bad, but there are problems with the direction of this book. It feels like they're just topping more and more and more story on top of one another without resolving or building on anything else. For the past three issues, there have been numerous new plots introduced within each issue. This issue, on its own, is a pretty good read, introducing the reader to new characters and elements within the world of Gotham. The art is solid and the color work is fantastic. While this particular issue didn't hit it out of the park, it was still a solid read and this series is still worth picking up every week.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #8

May 28, 2014

This issue is a step back in the right direction. We're starting to see the growth of some earlier stories set up in previous issues and finally, there's a fuller-scope to this story as Falconi's grip slowly turns Gotham into what it once was, before Batman came around. March's art is really cool on here and gives this issue a pretty intense feeling. The only real downside was that the color palate was a bit to brown for the book. However, it's still a great on-going series and I highly recommend it.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #9

Jun 4, 2014

BATMAN ETERNAL continues to prove it's a worthwhile, weekly book. It has a strong writing team and strong artistic team behind it. While there were some bumps in the road in previous issues, issues #8 and #9 make this book feel like it's right on track. The big reveal with this issue is very interesting and promises some interesting changes in the book coming down the road. The big question is whether or not to put this book on your pull list, since it's technically 4 books a month. It's pretty easy to say that this book is worth your time and money, since it's a pretty strong Bat-title.

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6.0
Batman: Eternal #11

Jun 18, 2014

BATMAN ETERNAL #11 contains three stories, two of which are good, and one of which is a bit bland. On top of that, the art can be pretty rough in places and doesn't mesh well with the overall issue or its characters, even though, without a doubt, this artist has a great amount of talent. Once again, it's a decent issue from this series, but it doesn't really "wow" the audience. The biggest drag on this particular issue is the art though. If you're enjoying the series, keep reading it as it does well as a weekly series. However, chances of it being one of your favorites is very slim.

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10
Batman: Li'l Gotham #1

Oct 31, 2012

If you're a fan of Dustin Nguyen's art, buy this book. Seriously, it's only 99 cents. You'll have a dumb smile on your face the entire time you read it. This book is a fantastic showcase of Dustin Nguyen's love for the world of Batman. It's great for kids as well as adults. The only down side I saw to this issue was that it's currently only digital. I know quite a few people only want to read physical books, but if anything, this is a good "gateway drug" into digital.

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8.0
Batman: Li'l Gotham #6

Feb 25, 2013

BATMAN: LI'L GOTHAM is the funnest thing on the digital shelves. Sure, you can pick up a physical copy a month down the road, but this book, to me, works better in the digital format. It's a super fun issue featuring Alfred beating up some people while Damien gets excited. The story is fun and the art is beautiful. Plus, it's cheap, so go get it.On the down side, if you're expecting "the Dark Knight" then you may want to buy.... THE DARK KNIGHT because this is a very light-hearted and fun book.Overall, I highly recommend this issue and series.

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10
Batman: Rebirth #1

Jun 1, 2016

Seeing someone else write a Batman series can be a bit of a shock, since Snyder and Capullo had such a long, wonderful run on the book, but the series is easily in good hands with King and Janin. There's a lot of set-up for the new series that is relatively accessible to new readers without alienating those who have enjoyed the run from the past few years. This is a great issue bridging the last volume to the new.

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8.0
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #23.3

Sep 18, 2013

If you're a fan of Clayface, you're going to really enjoy this issue, and if you've always wanted to delve into the mind of Clayface, you're in luck because that's exactly what this issue does. John Layman provides a good issue that lets fans get inside the mind of Clayface, to see what makes him tick. It's great for both new fans and long time readers alike. On the down side, the art was just ok and the cover seemed very rushed. Overall, I recommend this issue.

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10
Batwing #3

Nov 2, 2011

One of my top five of the new 52. It's nice to have a new character actually have a good creative team behind him. I'm especially loving the art on this book by Ben Oliver and the colors by Brian Reber. There's a lot of set-up for the Congo's super-hero team, The Kingdom, which we may be seeing soon. Lastly, I really enjoy the Batwing character, even moreso now with the small amount of back story they gave us. The only thing I didn't like was the fact he can be stabbed through the chest and keep on fighting. I highly recommend this book.

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4.0
Before Watchmen: Comedian #1

Jun 20, 2012

I desperately wanted to like this comic. I truly did, but there's just too many contradictory elements straying from the original character for me to enjoy it. If this wasn't a Before Watchmen book, and the main character wasn't Eddie Blake, this book would work a bit better. I really like Brian Azzarello's writing and J.G. Jones' art most of the time. The art was good here, but the writing wasn't nearly as solid as it usually is.

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8.0
Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1

Jun 27, 2012

This is what Before Watchmen should be. JMS is great at building upon Moore's world here and adding more to this iconic character. I loved seeing this issue play out and Daniel grow into the character, even though I felt major moments were cut a bit short. The art, aside from a couple of inking issues, really works well here and is a great mixture of classic and contemporary styles.

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10
Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1

Aug 15, 2012

I know some comic book fans consider these books to be comic book blasphemy and reading them makes you some sort of comic book heretic, but this book was awesome. This is the Before Watchmen book we've all been waiting for and wanted to read. This book not only has a great creative team, but they work so well together and they do this character and the Watchmen world justice. The story is great, and this is the book you'll want to read, if you've ever read Watchmen before.

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8.0
Big Trouble In Little China #1

Jun 4, 2014

There hasn't been another licensed book I've been more excited about, but Powell, Churilla, and Garland nail it here. It's a great follow-up to the film and Powell really nails the voices of these characters extremely well. While there are times where the tone gets a bit too silly, the overall story is pretty awesome and fits well compared to the film. It's a bit of a surprise that this book was enjoyable as it was considering licensed books tend to be not so great. The biggest problem this book will have to overcome is that it isn't as new reader friendly as it should be, but don't let that stop you from picking this up.

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8.0
Big Trouble In Little China #2

Jul 2, 2014

Fans of the movie will be fans of this series. It has a great sense of adventure that the film had, and while the sense of danger may be a bit lost, this book is pretty awesome and worth a pick up. This issue really lets the reader know where the series is headed and all-in-all, it's a fun read. Powell proves he has a great grasp of these character's and this world here, which can be hard. Adapting a world from one piece of media to another is a tough job, but Powell nails it.

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8.0
Big Trouble In Little China #3

Aug 6, 2014

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is a hit. It's like if the movie got a Saturday Morning Cartoon that didn't get cancelled after a couple months. It's a series I, as a fan of the original film, really look forward to reading every month. Powell is doing one hell of a job of adding to the legacy of Jack Burton and this is one of the few times in my decades as a reader where the comic lives up to the license. If you're a fan of the movie, and you're not reading this, a pox on your house.

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8.0
Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1

Feb 17, 2016

If you enjoyed BOOM!'s last offering, then this will be right up your alley. Heck, if you liked Bill & Ted at all, this is something you should check out. Sure, there's a few problems with a lot of rehashing from the movies and the last volume, but overall, this ends up being a really fun read and the issue has a great hook to keep the reader invested.

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8.0
Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return #1

Mar 11, 2015

The first issue of BILL & TED's MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN isn't as sensational as the title makes it out to be, but it's still a fantastic venture into this new book. More than anything else, it's great to see these characters back in action, even if the first issue leaves the reader wanting a little bit more in the story department. The book is easily a hit with its target demographic, and it will put smiles on fans faces, just excited to see Bill & Ted travel through time again.

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8.0
Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return #2

Apr 8, 2015

Bill & Ted have a special place in many people's hearts and what's great about this new offering from BOOM! Studios is that is captures the essence of these characters and their world and expands on it but with a bit more cartoony-style, and it actually works incredibly well. The second issue's story is a lot stronger and the reader will make a better connection with the titular characters. If you love the movies, you should really check this book out.

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8.0
Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return #3

May 13, 2015

BILL & TED'S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN is a solid and fun series for those who loved the movies. It plays extremely well to its fans and manages to capture the tone of the films, which translates exceptionally well to comic books. What makes this issue exceptionally excellent is the fact the hook at the end is leading to bigger and better things, something the first couple of issues didn't really do for readers. This book is on the up and up and if you're looking for a fun read, then check this issue out.

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10
Birthright #2

Nov 5, 2014

BIRTHRIGHT continues to impress. Williamson shows he isn't just a one-trick pony with genre writing as he steps away from horror and delivers a straight-forward book enveloped in fantasy. There are very few current books I'd call a must read, but this is easily one of them. BIRTHRIGHT not only has a great concept, but its executed masterfully. I highly recommend this series.

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8.0
Birthright #3

Dec 3, 2014

BIRTHRIGHT is a story for fantasy fans that want to know what happens AFTER the adventure. The art is amazing. The writing is top notch. It's a story for those who love fantasy and adventure. Williamson is on a tear over at Image and this, conceptually, is his best series as of right now. There's a lot of great books to pick from in the world of comics, but people should make this series a priority on their pull list.

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8.0
Birthright #4

Jan 7, 2015

BIRTHRIGHT continues to be one of the more impressive books under the pen of Joshua Williamson, who also has several other hits under his hat. Conceptually, this book is nothing short of brilliant and while this issue doesn't pay off on some of the stories told within it, it's still a wonderfully crafted issue both in the writing and with the art. BIRTHRIGHT is easily one of the best new on-going series and something people should check out if they enjoy a bit of fantasy in their comics. I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Birthright #5

Feb 4, 2015

What keeps people coming back to BIRTHRIGHT, and the reason more people should jump on this book, is for the storytelling. It's familiar yet completely alien at the same time. It has elements many people have seen in fantasy films, but it takes it to the next level. We get a great turn in this issue and an even better final page that will keep readers hooked in who have been on the series since the first issue. Just as important is the top tier art coming out of this book. As far as full creative teams go, this group is phenomenal and delivers yet another amazing issue of this series.

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10
Birthright #6

Apr 8, 2015

BIRTHRIGHT #6 is made up of a lot of little, memorable moments that add an incredible amount of depth to the characters and story. The art and colors on this book are outstanding and visually stunning, especially during key turning points here. The story, on the surface, may not seem to move forward too much, but that's because the focus is more on the characters and developing relationships between them. This is one of the better issues of BIRTHRIGHT, in a series of great issues thus far. I highly recommend checking this series out. You won't be disappointed.

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10
Birthright #8

Jun 10, 2015

BIRTHRIGHT continues to be a stand-out series that delivers a fantastic fantasy story. There is a lot going on in this issue and it moves by quick. There's lots of questions posed by Williamson, for the reader, here and that's what keeps readers coming back to this book. If you haven't gotten around to checking out BIRTHRIGHT, you really need to especially if you like fantasy books or even fantasy films from the 80s and 90s. This is a series that needs to be on your pull list.

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10
Birthright #10

Aug 19, 2015

BIRTHRIGHT #10 gives readers a deeper look into what happened to Mikey while he was on Terrenos. There's a nice end cap between his early days there and his final days. Williamson, Lucas, and Bressan make one heck of a team and deliver, conceptually, an amazing story. The execution matches it with a high level of quality as well. This is a series you need to check out. Pick up the trade.

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10
Bitch Planet #1

Dec 10, 2014

For a moment, let's step away from the online hype and promotion. This book is awesome without it. Sure, there's certainly a feminism slant towards the book and if you're the type of person that gets turned off by things like that, first, you're silly. Secondly, this book stands on its own as pretty dang rad for a first issue. Is this book geared towards women readers? I have no clue. All I see is a concept I really enjoy, some killer art, and some killer writing, but hey, I like space, HBO's Oz, and Orange is the New Black. BITCH PLANET deserves the hype it's getting, and it's a issue you should probably give a shot, since this book is bad ass. If you're still not sold, then there's a plethora of books featuring super-powered loners, punching dudes in the face, and feeling sad about life and things that you may find more up your alley.

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8.0
Bitch Planet #2

Jan 28, 2015

I'm loving BITCH PLANET. Sure there's moments where I feel a bit lost on some of the concepts, but this book is a hit. We get more and more of this world as the series moves forward and it's pretty rad. The writing is awesome. The art is awesome. DeConnick, De Landro, and Peter deliver something you'll want on your pull list. Finally, the essay in the back of this month's issue is well-stated and has a great point of view. Just go buy BITCH PLANET already.

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8.0
Black Widow (2014) #3

Feb 5, 2014

Where is this series going? It's something I keep asking myself, and it's really my only complaint about the book. It feels like we've been treated to a series of stellar one-shots, but not real over-arcing story yet. Hopefully, Edmondson has some bigger things planned down the road (I'm sure he does). BLACK WIDOW truly impresses. It's suspenseful and intriguing, with some brilliant looking art. While many of Marvel's new series are must reads, from me, this one tops the list. I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Bloodlines #1

Apr 6, 2016

As someone who vaguely remembers the New Bloods, there weren't a lot of high hopes for this issue. However, BLOODLINES plays well to the reader's sense of nostalgia all while delivering a fun opening issue that revamps this team. It's lot a flat book, completely relying on people who liked this team over 20 years ago to buy it. The biggest downside is that it could have used some extra pages to really deliver the full story in one punch. It's big, bold, and will put a smile on older reader's faces. If you got some extra cash this week, give this book a shot.

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10
Bloodshot: Reborn #1

Apr 15, 2015

For as long as Bloodshot has been around in the Valiant reboot, it's great to see this new volume be so incredibly new reader friendly. Lemire, Suayan, and Baron present a great and pretty depressing character study about a man trying to get his life back to normal, something he never remembers experiencing, but one man's actions cause him to rise to the occasion. I highly recommend checking this issue out.

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10
Bloodshot: Reborn #2

May 20, 2015

Issue #2 is here and BLOODSHOT REBORN might be one of the strongest starts to a series at Valiant. I am in love with this series, and as I mentioned last month, this is not one of my favorite characters. Lemire, Suayan, and Baron have delivered one of the weirdest yet most compelling pieces to come out of Valiant and I'm in for the long haul. Ray's journey is something you just cannot turn away from and his story has this realism to it as it's more about struggle than a dude who shoots things in the face. I cannot recommend this book enough. Pick it up.

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10
Bloodshot: Reborn #9

Dec 23, 2015

The final issue of "The Hunt" is a fantastic conclusion to this arc. As part of the whole story, it wraps everything up nicely and this is something that will read exceptionally well in trade. Once again, the second arc of this new Bloodshot book was fantastic and this is turning out to be one of Valiant's top series right now. BLOODSHOT REBORN reinvents Bloodshot as a compelling and intriguing character. I highly recommend you check this series out.

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8.0
Blue Beetle (2011) #0

Sep 19, 2012

This is a very solid zero issue that does a great job at telling the origin story of Khaji-Da. It's engaging and it has the potential to be great for new readers, as long as new readers are willing to pick this book up. I liked how the issue catches readers up to where the current BLUE BEETLE volume leaves off, so new readers can jump right in.

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6.0
Blue Beetle (2011) #5

Jan 18, 2012

I like this book, but it's a down-the-middle of the road book for me. I like the fact that DC has a character that focuses on the life of being a teenager, something many Marvel fans are accustomed to and love. It was a bit tough as a new reader to jump onto this book. I understood some aspects very easily, but I had trouble with the larger, overall book. The biggest problem with BLUE BEETLE is that there is was too much going on in this series. Overall, I give it a slight recommendation.

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8.0
Blue Beetle (2011) #6

Feb 15, 2012

Blue Beetle has dragged me back in! The first few issues were hit or miss, but this final issue of this story was great. A very solid conclusion to this storyline with some great fight scenes. I loved the art on this issue and thought the colors, inks, and pencils worked very well together to create a familiar but very unique style. The only thing I didn't like about the issue was how the fight ended. I recommend this series and this issue.

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8.0
Booster Gold: Futures End #1

Sep 24, 2014

It's great to see Booster Gold back in action! There were a few times where the overall issue was a tad confusing, but it's a character travelling across multiple dimensions, so it's bound to be a bit out there. Dan Jurgens needs to be writing and maybe even drawing a Booster Gold on-going, as long as it's as fun as this little adventure was. There's a ton of the FUTURES END books to choose from, but this was one of my favorites.

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8.0
C.O.W.L. #2

Jun 25, 2014

It's still relatively early, and there's still a lot of world and character building being worked on, but overall, C.O.W.L. is a very solid and entertaining read. Higgins, Siegel, and Reis are providing a very fresh look on how super-heroes can function within the world, and the focus is so much more on the individuals, rather than what the individuals can do. This issue does move a bit slow because there is so much to explain to the reader because it's a different concept, but all-in-all, it's a very intriguing piece and one you'll want to put onto your pull list.

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8.0
Cable and X-Force #1

Dec 11, 2012

CABLE AND X-FORCE is a book that is definitely going on my pull list. Out of all the Marvel Now books I've read thus far, this one is a close second to ALL NEW X-MEN. I've always been a Cable fan, and a Summers family fan in general, so I was pleased with how this issue turned out. I really enjoyed Larroca's are here, especially a few of the splash pages. While I loved the characters on this team, I was a tad bummed it focused mainly on Cable and not the other members of the team. In addition, Havok's body looked so jacked that I'm just waiting for an issue of him working out because that seems to be the only thing he does.Overall, I was incredibly pleased with this first issue and I would highly recommend it.

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8.0
Cable and X-Force #3

Jan 9, 2013

Overall, I enjoyed the issue, but I had some larger problems with it. If we had half stars, this would fit perfectly into the 3.5 category. The art on this issue is fantastic, as it usually is, but I had a big problem with the repetition of panel layouts and the over-use of medium and close-up shots.I thought the story for this issue was fantastic. I loved seeing the plan for this team come together and Forge's scene was probably my favorite part of the issue, including seeing through his eyes how he uses his powers. I didn't like Hope's treatment here though.Overall, it was pretty solid, and I recommend it.

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6.0
Cable and X-Force #7

Apr 17, 2013

CABLE AND X-FORCE has a lot of promise. There's a lot of cool elements to this story, and I like most of these characters. The art team here is great, and I really enjoyed the dialogue and banter between most of the characters.The problem is that the overall story falls flat. I never felt anything was at stake and all these stories feel so disjointed. I really want this book to work, and while there is a lot of good here, there's just as much that frankly isn't working.

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8.0
Captain America: Sam Wilson #5

Jan 13, 2016

We don't have a new costumed Falcon, but we get the new character's first adventure with Captain America. The issue is solid and a good read, but I'm much more interested to see how this all plays out against a whole bunch of villains in snake outfits. The art team does a great job here, but the main problem I have is the werewolf Cap story. It's not my cup of tea. Regardless, Spencer continues to do a great job on this book. I recommend picking this issue up.

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6.0
Captain Atom #1

Sep 21, 2011

Overall it's a good book and Captain Atom is a great character with amazingly cool abilities. I'll be reading the next few issues of this one for sure, especially if we keep going deeper into Captain Atom's powers. While I liked how Captain Atom was drawn, I did not like the rest of the art. It was two very distinct styles clashing. I'm excited to see the next few issues of this book, and I give this a mild recommendation.

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8.0
Carnage USA #2

Jan 11, 2012

This is a really fun and beautifully drawn book. This is a great creative team-up and a very solid mini-series thus far. I can't wait to see the plan in action fail (well, I hope it does), and Clayton Crain's art is the star of this book. Zeb Wells' writing is great and he has an amazing handle on writing Spider-Man. Overall, I highly recommend this mini-series. It's tons of fun.

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8.0
Carnage USA #3

Feb 8, 2012

I'm loving this mini-series. This issue may feel a tad bogged down with filler and exposition, but over-all it's dynamite. Clayton Crain's art is amazing.... actually, it's super-amazing, and I love that Zeb Wells is giving little pieces of info out about the symbiotes to make them more than a virus, but an actual species or being. Overall, I highly recommend this series.

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8.0
Carnage USA #5

Apr 11, 2012

While it may be sad this series is over, at least it went out on top.

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10
Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand #0.1

Oct 30, 2013

Sometimes, a story is just so dang good that you can overlook some minor problems. CATACLYSM #0.1 is a very emotional story which is a great bridge between two story lines. It's pretty rare that an issue can evoke real emotion from a reader, and this issue nails that. Fialkov has a lot of love for these characters and this universe and it really shows here. While the art switch became a tad distracting, even though all three artists were great on their own, this story was just so appealing to me as an Ultimate fan. If this issue doesn't get you excited for CATACLYSM, check your pulse because you're probably dead.

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8.0
Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand #1

Nov 6, 2013

There's been a lot of hype around this book because it may or may not destroy the Ultimate Universe. That being said, this book does live up to the hype. It's an all out war and incredibly satisfying throughout the issue. We get a larger scope of what's going on here as the book splits its time between the Ultimates fighting Galactus and Miles Morales saving people on the ground. The writing and art are incredibly solid, for the most part. I did have one gripe about how Bagley was drawing Ganke and Miles because they looked quite a bit different, especially in Ganke's case, from their main-series counterparts, but overall, I was very happy with this first issue and you will be too.

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10
Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand #2

Dec 4, 2013

CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES LAST STAND #2 provides an extremely exciting story that fires on all cylinders. Bendis takes us on one thrilling ride as we watch Galactus stomp his way through the Ultimate universe. As of right now, this series, including the tie-ins is 4 for 4. Every issue is more than a worthwhile read. Put this book on your pull list make sure you pick it up. This is going to be an event fans will talk about for years.

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6.0
Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand #3

Jan 8, 2014

CATACLYSM: LAST STAND #3 is a really good 8 page story, dragged on for 20 pages. This issue really missed its mark. The overall story has been very good, and this issue moves the story forward, but not at the pace of everything else. The issue feels like filler. This has been the weakest issue of the story thus far, so if you're already reading it, pick it up, otherwise this is a mild recommendation which you could easily skip.

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8.0
Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand #4

Jan 29, 2014

The last issue of this event was a bit of a bump in the road, but issue #4 really gets this story back on track. The introduction of the X-Men works well here and the scenes with Jean Grey are one of the many highlights of the issue. While Galactus is the villain here, the reader will get to feel for the character, as he's truly just lost in this world. Writer Brian Michael Bendis has crafted a very fun story with a lot of peril and suspense. The only real complaint here is a bit of inconsistency with Bagley's art, but aside from that, this was an excellent issue.

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4.0
Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand #5

Feb 26, 2014

Here's the thing about Cataclysm as a whole: it's good with moments of greatness. Spider-Man's and The Ultimates' tie ins are utterly wonderful, and the overall main story is a lot of fun, but when something has this much hype around it, it becomes incredibly hard to live up to it. This last issue of the story falls short of the hype and expectations of the readers, which is a bummer because this is a book fans were dying to see succeed. Hopefully, this reads much better in trade because the writing and the art didn't make this issue bad, the hype did.

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8.0
Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #1

Nov 13, 2013

CATACLYSM: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1 seems to be a very nice edition to the current Cataclysm story line. While the vast majority of the issue doesn't have much to do with what is actually going on in Cataclysm, it's a really fantastic wrap-up to the last volume of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. Seeing as how the last issue was a bit of a let down, this issue makes up for the recent problems in the main series. The transition between the last volume and this new story line is fantastic. New readers may have a bit of trouble jumping right into this story, but overall, this was a fantastic read.

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8.0
Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #2

Dec 11, 2013

Every issue and tie in to Cataclysm, so far, has been nothing short of brilliant. This is the event to read for 2013. Bendis does a great job with this issue in particular, and even though it feels a tad like filler, so we can get to the reveal, the ride to that point is a ton of fun. Marquez does some bang-up work here as well. If you've ever enjoyed ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, then you need to be reading this.

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8.0
Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men #1

Nov 27, 2013

Cataclysm is firing on all cylinders. It's an event of epic proportions where the tie ins are just as good as the main story, which is normally completely unheard of in comic books. There's a lot to love in this X-Men tie-in. What it does really well is shows the reader what's happening to the team on their terms. They're not being forced into where all the action is happening in the main story. They have their own problems to deal with, and here, it's the Gah Lak Tus swarm. Ultimate fans should really be reading this. Marvel fans, in general, should be reading this. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men #2

Dec 18, 2013

Overall, this is a pretty good issue. I'm really enjoying what's going on here, even though this particular issue didn't move forward too much. The team dynamic is kicked up a notch and they're really work well together here. Fialkov has these guys working like a unit, which is really the first time we've all seen the X-Men get along in over a year. This is probably the weakest of the Cataclysm issues, but it's still easily a fun read. I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Cataclysm: Ultimates #1

Nov 20, 2013

It's yet another hit from the CATACLYSM event. Between the main story, the Ultimate Spider-Man tie in, and this, this is turning out to be one hell of a good time, and better yet, there's still an Ultimate X-Men tie-in coming down the pipeline as well. Here, the Ultimates learn that Galactus isn't the only threat, and the stakes are raised as they face him as well as a cult led by one of my personal favorite villains. If you're an Ultimate fan, this is a must have issue, even if it is just a tie-in. Even if you're not reading the Ultimates, this is a book you should really check out because it's that entertaining.

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10
Cataclysm: Ultimates #2

Dec 11, 2013

I'm going to keep tally on overall how impressed I am with Cataclysm. So far, I've been disappointed zero times. Every single issue of this event and the tie ins has been a blast. THE ULTIMATES, however, has been my favorite of the whole lot. Fialkov has a fantastic story that's strong enough to stand on its own with an incredibly solid art team working with him. Creatively, this book is an A . Once again, you should be reading Cataclysm which is a non-stop thrill ride, and you have to read CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES because it's one of the most interesting tie-ins I've ever read.

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10
Cataclysm: Ultimates #3

Jan 15, 2014

Not only does this mini-series tie up incredibly nicely, but on its own, it's an incredibly exciting read. It's an amazing compliment to CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES LAST STAND, and the strongest of the tie-ins. Fialkov really nails it here and with the art of Giandomenico, this is one stand-out mini-series, and Ultimate fans will really enjoy it.

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8.0
Change #1

Dec 12, 2012

CHANGE #1 is a weird read, but an interesting one at that. Sure, it's tough to understand what's going on because the book is a bit all over the place, but I was strangely drawn to it just to see what happens next. I liked Ales Kot's use of caption boxes here as well as his dialogue, and Morgan Jeske's opening pages were beautiful and insanely memorable.It's weird. It's confusing. It's odd. However, I really enjoyed CHANGE. I highly recommend picking this one up and giving it a shot.

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10
Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1

Jul 30, 2014

CHEW: WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO is exactly what you'd expect from John Layman and Rob Guilloary: a way over-the-top story that entertains the reader from front to back. Picking this up for CHEW fans is a no brainer, but those who have never read a single issue of CHEW will also really enjoy this book. If you like having a good time reading your comics, this is for you. If you don't, you need a sense of humor or new hobby.

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8.0
Civil War II #0

May 18, 2016

This is a fantastic start to this Marvel event. This #0 issue does a fine job at setting up the main players for the book, except for Iron Man, and it delivers a pretty interesting story. We have some idea of where this is all headed, but we don't have all the answers, so we're hooked in. The art is completely fitting for something of this magnitude and this is a book you need to check out this week.

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4.0
Civil War II #2

Jun 15, 2016

The second issue of Civil War II is a bit of a letdown. While the first issue didn't blow us away, there were some interesting developments. Issue #2 doesn't live up to the hype, and while it does offer up some incredible and colorwork that keeps the issue interesting. The high stakes this book presents just don't feel that high. We'll see how the rest of this story plays out but this is just a bit of a letdown.

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8.0
Clone #1

Nov 21, 2012

CLONE 1 is a great start to this new Skybound series. Image has another winner on their hands. This is a fantastic start to a new book and it's a great page turner. The writing and art are top notch here, although I had a few problems with the overall color work in the book. I really like the story here, and it is something you should really think about picking up.Overall, CLONE is worth your time and money and I highly recommend it.

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10
Clone #2

Dec 12, 2012

You should be reading CLONE. It's another fantastic book from Skybound (Image), and they've been doing a great job at giving readers something worth reading month-to-month. This book has a fantastic creative team, and the overall story is awesome.I loved that this issue opened the reader up to a larger world and let them know that this story is a bit bigger than it originally seems. I'm loving this new series and where it's going.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Clone #3

Jan 9, 2013

CLONE is the comic about clones, which touches on the ethics of cloning, that sci-fi fans deserve. Sure, this "sci-fi" book is not too far off from reality, but it fits that genre, while still keeping its feet grounded in reality. Schulner and Ryp make an amazing duo here, and the story will really grip you. My only problem with this issue is the panel composition is a tad distracting from time to time.Overall, I love this series, and it's a big contender for this month's Top of the Pile. (I gave it 5th place last month.) I highly recommend picking up this series and issue! However, start from issue one!

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10
Clone #4

Feb 13, 2013

I originally started reading this book just for Juan Jose Ryp's art. I'm a big fan. What kept me going back to this series was the fact it's a fantastic story by writer David Schulner. This issue has a few twists and turns readers will really enjoy. The art here is fantastic, and I love all of the characters in this book, good and bad. This is one of my favorite month to month books currently.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Clone #5

Mar 27, 2013

The first arc of CLONE wraps up here, and the story gets a bit deeper. Ryp does a great job with the art on this issue and you'll get lost in the detail he puts into this book. Daniel Schulner has created one fantastic book that features a story focusing on cloning, done right. I highly suggest tracking the first four issue down to catch up. There's a reason this book has been on my Top of the Pile list a few times. It's a fantastic read that's incredibly grounded.Overall, I highly recommend this issue and this series. If you can't afford it, then drop another book and pick this one up. You won't be disappointed.

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8.0
Clone #6

Apr 24, 2013

If you were to tell me, 8 months ago, that one of my favorite series is about a bunch of dudes that all look the same, but it's written so well that I don't have to go back and check which character is which, I'd tell you that you live in a magic fantasy land and you should be institutionalized. CLONE is awesome, and I really love where it's building to. This is a highly underrated book, and I suggest you go out of your way to find it. It's worth it. The writing and art are always fantastic, and while the addition of new writers led to the overall tone of this book changing, it's still better than most of the other series on the shelves.

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8.0
Clone #7

May 29, 2013

Overall, this may not be the best jumping on point, but this is an issue you have to pick up.

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8.0
Clone #9

Jul 24, 2013

Man, I love CLONE. This is one of my favorite month-to-month series that I read. It's an interesting story. It's written well. The art is amazing. Month after month, this book delivers. This issue is filled with action and some interesting plots. I find myself enjoying these other cloned characters, including Gamma and Beta, as well as the Tattooed Clone. My biggest problem with the book is that CLONE tends to rarely tell you the names of the characters within the book. While playing the "name game" is insanely annoying, especially when the writer has a character say it over and over, this is the opposite. Aside from that, CLONE is a book you should be reading.

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8.0
Clone #10

Sep 11, 2013

CLONE continues to impress. It's a book that really felt like it could only be a one-off story that has transformed into an on-going that can easily sustain itself. The future of the clones comes into question here because of the actions of the new vice president really shake everything up in this world. While the conclusion to this story feels a bit rushed, it's a solid transition into the next arc. As always, the art on this book is fantastic. Overall, this is a book you should be reading.

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10
Clone #11

Oct 23, 2013

CLONE #11 is another hit. The hardest sell about this book is telling readers to pick up the previous 10 issues because it's well worth it. Issue #11 is a big game changer as the American public and police force are hunting down clones. Luckily, Luke is there to help those in need. While the main story is fantastic, the final reveal page will get you really excited for the next few issues. CLONE has a great team of writers and artists working on it, and if all that doesn't sell you on it, then I'll have to assume you're crazy. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and series.

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10
Clone #12

Nov 20, 2013

CLONE #12 is a bit of a change up. It still focuses on "The Clones against the world," but the political aspect of the series is on the back burner, and the focus is more on a modern day witch hunt. Laura is an incredibly interesting and terrifying new character and what her plan to do with Luke, in the next issue, is incredibly creepy. The writing and art team here provide top notch comic book story telling, and if you haven't done so yet, you need to be reading CLONE, which is one of Image Comics' coolest series.

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10
Clone #13

Dec 31, 2013

CLONE continues to be one of the best things in comics. While this issue had one of the most disturbing scenes in the past year, it will keep the reader on the edge of their seats. Schulner, Ginsburg, and McIntyre are piecing together two fantastic stories for one amazing book and it has yet to let me down. Ryp's art is nothing short of stellar on this issue. This is a book you should be reading because it keeps getting better and better.

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10
Clone #14

Jan 29, 2014

CLONE is a top series at Image, hands down. This issue was one of the best in the past six months. It deals with relationships between members of this group in a way that feels real and true. Theres a few very powerful moments here, and it leads to an ending that will have you on the edge of your seat until next month. As always, Ryps art is engaging and beautiful to look at and his page layouts really keep this train moving. Without a doubt, youll see this issue as one of my top picks for the month.

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10
Clone #15

Mar 5, 2014

CLONE is always one of those series that is consistently amazing. The story is top notch, every single month, and the art is some of the most detailed art in comics. This particular issue wraps up the end of this story arc extremely well and moves the reader into the next one with a very smooth transition. This is a book everyone should be reading. Everyone? Yep, everyone. It's awesome.

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8.0
Clone #19

Aug 6, 2014

Out of the whole series, this is the weakest issue to date. However, it's still a good read. The reader will stay two steps ahead of the action, which is easily the biggest disappointment and the story moves pretty slowly. The tattooed clone's story is the highlight of the issue and what happens there will really be the focus point for readers. This is truly a book that reader's need to have on their pull list though. It reads like a solid weekly television series and at times, yes, it's going to be a bit slow, but it's all solid build up.

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8.0
Constantine #1

Mar 20, 2013

As a stand-alone book, CONSTANTINE is awesome. Sure, some HELLBLAZER fans may not be happy because it's a "PG-13 or Water-Downed Constantine," but this isn't the Constantine from Vertigo. This is a different character for all intensive purposes. So before you read this book (or complain about it without reading), take a minute to separate the DC Constantine from the Vertigo Constantine in your mind. This is a character based off its Vertigo counterpart. It's not the same character. Also, go in with an open mind, like you should with every comic you read.I was surprised with how much I liked this first issue. I was a tad hesitant, but it won me over right away. Fawkes and Lemire do a great job with setting this new series up, and it's a great place to start for new readers. Also, it doesn't hurt that the art is beautiful.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Constantine #2

Apr 10, 2013

CONSTANTINE #2 delivers a fun issue that reminds me a bit more of an 80s adventure movie than a comic book. I love what DC is doing with their Dark books, and I love the fact this comic is a fun read. The Mister E redesign is pretty cool and I like how he's being integrated here. The art team is what really stands out here. I cannot wait to what this book has in store in the future.Overall, I recommend this issue.

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6.0
Constantine #6

Aug 14, 2013

CONSTANTINE is fine series. This wasn't the best issue in the series, but overall, it's still a very solid read. The first half of this book is a bit slow and it feels a bit like filler, more than anything else. However, the second half of this book is fantastic and the reveal page is pretty darn exciting. If you enjoyed the last issue of CONSTANTINE, you're going to want to pick this up. Newcomers, this may not be the best place for you to jump on. Overall, I give this a mild recommendation.

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8.0
Constantine: The Hellblazer #1

Jun 10, 2015

The first issue of CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER is a promising one. It is extremely new reader friendly and brings the adult element back to the character and book. The first issue sets up an interesting story and the art here is pretty fantastic and fitting for the tone Doyle and Tynion are setting here. I cannot wait to see what's next for the character and find out why it's his fault all the ghosts that follow him are dying. I highly recommend checking this first issue out. It's extremely promising and a very solid issue.

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8.0
Constantine: The Hellblazer #3

Aug 12, 2015

CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER has its own voice and its own feel, apart from a lot of what DC comics is going and that's what makes it such a stand-out book. Readers are really getting to know who this character is and where he comes from and this series feels like its in its own little pocket of DC, without anything else touching it. Essentially, it's a grounded series and that's what makes it great.

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6.0
Convergence: Aquaman #1

Apr 15, 2015

CONVERGENCE AQUAMAN isn't bad, but it is a disappointment. The issue spends so much time explaining what happened to Aquaman and why he's in Metropolis, but the problem is more with the situation that he's in rather than the writing. The final pages of this issue are where this book really kicks off and it leads the reader to believe that the second part of this book is going to be awesome, so while this issue gets a mild recommendation, it leads to what can be an awesome conclusion.

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8.0
Convergence: Booster Gold #1

Apr 29, 2015

Some of the best issues during the Convergence event stand on their own because they tell their own stories in this world without letting the overall event take control of the book, and that's exactly the case with this issue. This is a really fun story made for Booster Gold fans. Sure, there's moments where some readers may be a little confused, but what this issue does really well is take the reader on a journey with some characters that may not fit extremely well into this whole event. Check this issue out for sure if you're a fan.

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6.0
Convergence: Booster Gold #2

May 27, 2015

Overall, CONVERGENCE BOOSTER GOLD is fun but at times, can be a little rough for casual fans of the character that don't follow all of Booster's adventures. The story with Booster and Blue Beetle is a ton of fun and pretty emotional at times, but the secondary material with Rip and the other Booster against the Legion of Super-Heroes falls a tad flat. It's not bad, but it's really overshadowed by the Blue and Gold story. All-in-all, if you're a fan of Booster Gold, this is probably going to be some essential reading for the character's future, so you may want to pick this up.

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10
Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1

Apr 22, 2015

Again, for like the third time, this is the best issue to come out of CONVERGECE yet. It may not be a great read for everyone, but this book really captures a specific era in the DCU's lifespan, following one of its characters who wasn't treated exceptionally well. Ellis and Gallaher prove that you can have a tie-in to this event, but still tell a great story.

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6.0
Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #2

May 20, 2015

As far as this goes for a Guy Gardner story, it's awesome. It's a really fun issue, even though it doesn't live up to the first part of this two-part story. Guy's journey is what fans will love and they'll really be rooting for him. The issue does start off in the middle of a fight, which could make readers feel like they missed something and the overall issue does feel rushed because of restraints for this book, but overall, this was a really fun read and if you loved the first issue, you should check this one out at well. It's a fun read for fans, but just an alright book overall.

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8.0
Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1

Apr 15, 2015

CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN/PARALLAX hits on a lot of characters and notes from DC's history that will get a lot of fans excited for this two-part tale. It's also a solid read for new readers, since Bedard does a great job summing up everything that's happened to Hal around the Zero Hour story line. This is one of the few CONVERGENCE stories that gets right into the fight, instead of spending a giant chunk of the story setting everything up, which was incredibly refreshing. It's not the best of the tie-ins, but it's certainly one of the better ones and worth checking out.

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6.0
Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #2

May 13, 2015

Convergence: Parralax/Green Lantern is a fun issue and nothing more. It falls victim to the Convergence formula which ultimately either leaves the reader a bit disappointed and wanting more because each story feels so rushed or wondering why the story exists in the first place. The dialogue is fine and the battles are fun with some solid art, but in the end, it's a two issue story featuring some great characters that ultimately falls flat because it's as trapped within the formula as the characters were within their cities. If you like these characters, for sure, check this issue out, but this wasn't as essential a read as I originally projected.

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8.0
Convergence: Justice Society Of America #2

May 27, 2015

It truly was great to see at least a few of the members of the JSA back together again, fighting the good fight. Abnett had a great handle on who these characters are and alongside Derenick, Scott, and Kubina, they executed an issue that will bring fans of the team back to a time where the JSA was one awesome team. If you're a fan of the team, you'll want to pick this issue up. If not, I'll give it a mild recommendation, especially if you just want to see a fist fight for a whole issue.

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8.0
Convergence: The Question #1

Apr 8, 2015

This is really a book for fans of Renee Montoya as The Question. It's essentially fan-service that's done incredibly well. The Convergence aspect of this book isn't important. What is important is seeing Greg Rucka, Cully Hamner, and Dave McCaig deliver readers some awesome characters and fun story. These next couple of months may be pretty rough with all these Convergence books, and even if you're not a Question fan, I'd put this book towards the top of your Convergence reading pile.

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10
Convergence: The Question #2

May 6, 2015

Without a doubt, CONVERGENCE THE QUESTION is the best thing to come out of CONVERGENCE, and that's saying a lot since most of the books haven't even had their second issue yet and the main story isn't over. However, this issue just nails it and gives the reader some insanely impactful scenes delivered to them by some wonderful looking art. Go get this book.

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8.0
Cryptocracy #1

Jun 29, 2016

The opening issue of Cryptocracy is a big undertaking, delivering a whole lot of world-building within one issue. However, it feels like a labor of love and the creative team is having a fun time. The key to the first issue is that there's a ton of potential for an amazing series. While the first issue dumps a lot onto the reader, the comedic tone is the driving force which will keep readers coming back. It feels like Van Jensen and Pete Woods are both in their element. The first issue is good, and it feels like it's about to get a whole lot better.

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8.0
Cyclops (2014) #12

Apr 1, 2015

This chapter of Black Vortex, in the long haul, is a mere stepping stone, but the events within it really give some great development to Cyclops as a character as he literally grows into adulthood in this issue. It isn't a must read in the grand scheme of things for Black Vortex. However, it is a must read if you love Cyclops and his series.

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10
Dancer #1

May 16, 2012

First review of the day, it's my pick of the week! Dancer blew me away. I didn't know what to expect, but what I did get was a fantastic story with a great twist that already has me interested in the rest of the series. This is probably one of my top 10 favorite first issues to a series of all time.

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10
Dancer #2

Jun 13, 2012

This is one of my favorite Image titles right now. It's a fantastic book. It has the feeling of a great spy action thriller with a great mixture of science fiction that is not too "out there" to turn you off to it. Nathan Edmundson has a great story here and has done a great job writing these past two issues. In addition, Nic Klein's art is wonderful and I love the tone he sets with his art and colors.

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8.0
Dancer #3

Jul 11, 2012

Once again, this was a phenomenal issue of Dancer. Once again, Edmundson and Klein put out an amazing issue filled with a wonderful story and a book that flows naturally from start to finish. This is a book you need to read and it's another perfect edition to Image's growing title of books and mini-series.

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10
Dancer #4

Aug 8, 2012

I've been praising this book since issue one with good reason, it's damn good. Everything about this mini-series and this issue is phenomenal. This issue has a fantastic story that will no doubt lead to an amazing conclusion. It has a cliffhanger ending that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The writing is top-notch, and the art is some of my favorite out of any comic book.

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10
Dancer #5

Sep 26, 2012

While I'm sad this mini-series is ending, it wraps up beautifully. DANCER is a book that mixes comic book story telling and cinematic story telling in a brilliant way. It reminds me of some of my favorite films, but with a unique twist. I loved the twists in this last issue, and the ending could not have been more perfect. As always, Edmundson and Klein are brilliant at their jobs.

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8.0
Danger Girl And The Army of Darkness #2

Jun 29, 2011

What happens when two worlds collide? Well, you have a book that's a bit comedic and a bit seriously, but it works well. This issue is a lot better than the first issue since we finally get to see Ash work his magic in the series. Overall, it's shaping up to be a very interesting story, and I really enjoyed the art. Danger Girl and Army of Darkness fans are going to love the book, and I could see those who aren't as into either of those worlds enjoying the series as well.

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8.0
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

Nov 25, 2015

DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE offers a solid and entertaining read. It didn't blow me away, but it shows an immense amount of promise for greatness. Miller's world opens up even more as Brian Azzarello steps in to work with him and the artistic team is a wonderful fit for the first issue. DKIII doesn't feel like something that's trying to be DKR. It is its own story that pushes this world forward. If you're a Batman fan, then this is something you need to pick up on new comic day.

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8.0
DC Universe Presents #1

Sep 21, 2011

I fumbled between giving this issue either a 4 or 5. I really, REALLY want to give this book a 5, but I don't think a lot of people will like the book as much as I did. I've always wanted to know more about this character, and I didn't have high hopes for the book at all, but it did blow me away. Be aware that this book is all back-story and set-up, like many of the new 52 #1s are, but it's solid set-up, and it's great to see Deadman get a shot in the spot-light. Deadman fans may be put-off a tad though. I highly recommend this book to new readers, and I just "regular" recommend this to Deadman fans.

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6.0
DC Universe Presents #2

Oct 19, 2011

Overall, I am enjoying this series and story. DC Universe Presents: Deadman #2 gives us an interesting look into Gotham's super-natural society. It's a fun book and the story has been pretty interesting. I was confused about Deadman's abilities and non-abilities though, and I felt like that this book wasn't new reader friendly at all. I recommend this book, and I also recommend jumping into people's bodies and controlling them.

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6.0
DC Universe Presents #6

Feb 15, 2012

I enjoyed the issue and the new story, but it isn't without it's faults. Didio brings a big update to a classic and awesome series but he stays true to many of the book's roots. The book includes some of the classic characters and it looks like it's going to pan out to be a great story. On the downside, this book feels a bit more mystical than science fiction and I'm not a fan of Jerry Ordway's art style. It doesn't fit the book. Overall, I'd give this issue a slight recommendation.

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10
Deathstroke #7

Mar 14, 2012

I loved the hell out of Deathstroke 7. I've heard a few people bag pretty hard on this book, and I don't see it. This book has everything I'd want out of a Deathstroke book and a whole lot more. I loved the crazy amount of action and violence in this issue and this book proves just how awesome Deathstroke is. The art team is stellar and so is the writing. I loved the ending of this issue and I really couldn't find anything I disliked about this issue. I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Deathstroke #8

Apr 11, 2012

A great ending to a great run by this creative team. They truly made this a character that was accessible to new readers in the DCnU, and I applaud them for paving the way for the future creative teams and building on an already well developed character.

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4.0
Deathstroke #9

May 9, 2012

While I enjoyed reading this issue, it's a huge step down from the last eight issues. I enjoyed pieces of Liefeld's writing here, but overall, I was not a fan of the story he's setting up. There is lots of great action sequences and this book is paced incredibly well with a great balance between action and story.

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8.0
Debris #1

Jul 25, 2012

Image Comics puts out another killer mini-series. Debris will be running 4 issues, and I plan on staying on for the run. I loved the setting and the story here, and the action sequences in this issue are great. I loved the art in this issue, but I did have a small problem with things, artwise, becoming a bit muddled in the beginning of the issue.

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8.0
Debris #2

Aug 29, 2012

Overall, Debris is an imaginative, unique, yet familiar book that will have you smiling the whole way through.Wiebe and Rossmo make a fabulous team on this book and they are awesome at developing this entire world around the main character Maya. This book feels like a really fun RPG for Super-Nintendo, so it feels like home for me.

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10
Demon Knights #0

Sep 12, 2012

Demon Knights 0 is a fantastic origin to an already fantastic series. I loved seeing how Jason Blood and Etrigan got to be where they are now. Paul Cornell has been awesome on this book, and he really does well defining who these characters were and where they came from.

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10
Demon Knights #1

Sep 14, 2011

Super-awesome! I was extremely skeptical about this issue and series. I thought I would hate it. Luckily, I went in with an open mind, and it ended up being my favorite book of the new 52 this week. It's a great jumping on point for new readers. You're introduced to the characters and get a quick back-story. The letter actually adds a lot to the book, aside from the usual dialogue, and the art is dynamite. The only bummer was that I wanted a bit of action, and we really didn't get any. This is a book you'll want to add to your pull list, and this is coming from someone who has never really liked or understood Etrigan/Jason Blood before. I highly recommend this book.

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8.0
Demon Knights #3

Nov 9, 2011

Demon Knights is a team book youshould be reading, yet you keep passing it up (I'm making assumptions). The bookis a ton of fun and has one of the best art teams in the new 52. It'll be thefirst time you'll notice and truly appreciate lettering in an issue as well.This book has a great line-up of characters you may not be too familiar with,but you'll grow to enjoy, and the Xanadu-Etrigan-Blood relationship is bizarreand intriguing. On the down side, it can be a hard book to get into because it'snot a typical DC comics, but believe me, it's a good thing in the long run. Itcan also be a bit hard to follow, so make sure you have the issue prior to thenewest on hand for a quick refresher. I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Demon Knights #5

Jan 11, 2012

Despite the confusion, this is a book you should be reading. The artwork is amazing, and this seems to be a true labor of love for writer Paul Cornell. These are some really cool characters, and it's a book you should give a shot, especially this and the next issue, but only if you like awesomeness. I highly recommend this issue and this series!

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10
Demon Knights #6

Feb 8, 2012

This is one of my favorite books of the new 52, next to BATMAN and AQUAMAN, but I've said that a few times already. I love everything about this book, and I'd highly suggest hopping on this book as soon as possible so you don't miss out on all the fun. Seriously, buy this book.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2011) #2

Oct 5, 2011

I don't like Detective Comics. It's not a bad book though. It's just not my cup of tea. I really enjoy Batman and Gordon working together, as well as the Dollmaker design. But as much as I try, I do not like Tony Daniel's writing. In addition, that final reveal page is ridiculous. I know a lot of people that loved the first issue of this series, and they'll probably love this issue, so I'll recommend it to you folks, but if you're anything like me, then skip out on this book.

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10
Detective Comics (2011) #25

Nov 6, 2013

If there was an on-going "Young" Jim Gordon book, written by Layman and drawn by Fabok, I would be the first person to sign up for it, as long as it's as enjoyable as this issue was. We are treated to a really solid story of Gordon stepping into his own as a cop. Layman does a great job with this character and the world around him. Fabok's art really makes this book feel like a crime story. While I've been enjoying past issues of DETECTIVE, this was my favorite one yet. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2011) #28

Feb 5, 2014

Story lines that bleed into other series, with information that really helps out the reader, are a bit of a bummer, and DETECTIVE #28 feels like it's missing a bit more of that Gothtopia world; however, this issue is one fun ride that makes this series feel like a detective book again. The writing and art mesh incredibly well together and it's one fantastic roller coaster of a ride. On it's own, this side of Gothtopia feels like it's missing a little something, but by the end of the issue, you'll forget all about that because this is a well crafted and incredibly interesting story.

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10
Detective Comics (2011) #31

May 7, 2014

DETECTIVE COMICS #31 is smart, fun, and very open to new readership, even though it's two issues into this story. Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul are truly crafting their own version of Batman in an exciting way which doesn't alienate its readers. The art is beautiful here and the colors are brilliant. It gives readers a great feel for the world of Gotham. Jump on this book if you've been missing the "detective" part of DETECTIVE COMICS. I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Detective Comics (2011) #33

Jul 9, 2014

This issue and story line puts the "detective" back in DETECTIVE COMICS. This issue may not be filled with tons of action or giant, blockbuster explosions, but what it does have is a compelling story that the reader will not be able to put down. Since the focus is primarily on Batman's process, the reader gets to see things through his eyes as he compiles clues. Believe it or not, it's riveting stuff and gives us a new look on this old character. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Detective Comics (2011) #38

Jan 7, 2015

DETECTIVE COMICS continues to roll on as an exciting series that Buccellato and Manapul have really elevated to all-star status. This book is smart, fun, and features stories that really put the characters in it to the test. Also, the art is simply phenomenal. This new story, featuring Anarky, is changing a lot of the folks in Gotham and I cannot wait to see what it in store next in DETECTIVE COMICS.

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10
Detective Comics (2011) #40

Mar 4, 2015

"Anarky" wraps up exceptionally well. There was no real doubt that this final issue would falter, but the natural progression of the reveals and the story itself raised the bar for how story lines should wrap up, especially when butting up against publisher-wide events which force books to wrap-up early. Overall, this was the most enjoyable story Manapul and Buccellato had to offer thus far during their run. Because of the layers within the story, the high quality of the writing and art, and the fact this book moves so well, "Anarky" is a story Batman fans need to read.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2011) #41

Jun 10, 2015

DETECTIVE COMICS has it's own identity and feel that really separates it from Snyder and Capullo's BATMAN. The book transitions even more to be about Harvey Bullock, which works well if you've been reading the book for the past couple of arcs. Even more importantly, we get the return of Renee Montoya! The only problem with the issue is that the art is a little inconsistent and doesn't hit the mark when it comes to the emotional impact of some scenes. However, this book is off to a great start since the CONVERGENCE break, so I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2011) Annual #3

Jul 30, 2014

Annuals are hit or miss, but DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3 is a big hit. It feels like a great introduction to the on-going series and presents a ton of elements fans are familiar with. TEC ANNUAL gives fans a taste of the main book, while getting deeper into the Gotham criminal underground. Most importantly, to me, Calendar Man makes his mark in an actual comic and not just stuck in the back ads. Overall, this is a really fun issue and great annual.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 3, 2014

I kept bounding back and forth on DETECTIVE COMICS: FUTURES END between a 3 and a 4, and while there are problems with the art and with the connection to Futures End, I ultimately really enjoyed the team-up between Riddler and Batman. It's an issue of Batman that ends up being a lot of fun and a solid one-shot story that has connection to the recent annual. It's not a story that changes anything we already don't know about the world, but it is a fun ride.

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8.0
Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1

Jan 14, 2014

I really had no intention on picking this one up, but I'm truly glad I did. SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD is a really fun book and a brilliant collaboration between Disney and Marvel. This is a fantastic start to an adventure comic that is very reminiscent of earlier, live-action Disney films. There's a lot of creativity and imagination in this book, and I'm glad it's around. If you feel like having a bit of fun this week, I recommend picking up this first issue.

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8.0
Divinity #1

Feb 11, 2015

DIVINITY #1 is a great opening offering. Kindt has presented readers with a fantastic venture into this limited series with has a bit of science-fiction, fictional history, and a touch of the weird. Valiant has been providing fans with some great new books and this is one of them. While Hairsine does some great work with establishing shots, really setting the scene, there are moments where his art just isn't on the same level as the writing. However, overall, this first issue is a real success.

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10
Divinity #2

Mar 18, 2015

Conceptually, this is one of the coolest books to come out of Valiant, even if, at times, it comes off as a tad confusing and a little bit jumpy. DIVINITY is this wonderful reading experience that speaks mountains to Valiant regulars and those new to the company as a whole. The minor problems do not really distract from the overall enjoyment of this book, and while I'm a huge supporter/pusher of X-O MANOWAR, the first and second issue of DIVINITY may be what I'm going to push, Valiantwise, next.

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4.0
Doctor Who Classics Series 4 #2

Mar 7, 2012

Overall, it's a tough read to get through. While I really like the fact this story is available to Who fans, the story itself just wasn't any good. I did like the new color work in the issue since it kept with the times and made the story a bit more fun to look at, and classic Doctor Who fans will enjoy this since they get to see reprints of the comics from the magazine for the first time in decades. I thought the story was a really tough read, even by 1986's standards and it didn't offer anything I haven't seen in a Doctor Who story before. Lastly, I really didn't like the art, especially the ink, which became so heavy at times that I couldn't tell what was going on. Overall, I can't recommend this issue unless you're a Doctor Who fan and really want to reread these old comics.

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8.0
Doctor Who Classics Series 5 #1

Mar 13, 2013

I was really surprised with this issue. I've read a few of the Classic series books in the past, and either they're bad or just ok. This was overall a great and fun read. If you're a Doctor Who fan, you'll really enjoy these revamped stories from the old Doctor Who magazine. "Tide & Tide" may be the stronger story, but "Follow that TARDIS" was a fund read. Major props to colorist Charlie Kirchoff who did a great job on this issue.

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6.0
Doctor Who Special 2012 #1

Sep 12, 2012

Overall, I give this a mild recommendation. Who fans will really enjoy two of the stories, but the average comic reader probably won't understand this book

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8.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #1

Oct 3, 2012

Fantastic first issue of this Doctor Who run. This is the Doctor Who comic that fans deserve! It fits extremely well into the Who Universe, and it feels like a great episode of the television show.

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6.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #2

Oct 31, 2012

DOCTOR WHO 2 is an ok issue. As far as Doctor Who comics, as a whole, go, it's better than the majority. I think this issue, and the first, will lead to much bigger things in this series. Andy Diggle does a phenomenal job here and he really has a great understanding of this world and its characters. I'm very excited to see where this book goes, and I like the idea of a larger arc in this book, much like the television show.

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6.0
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #1

Jan 30, 2013

Not an amazing start to this series, but an enjoyable read nonetheless. I think future issues will be a lot better, as it gets more into the over-arcing story, but there's enough here to keep the reader interested and on board for next month.The writers have Hartnell's voice down here, and they even got a "HMMM" in. We get a fun little Doctor Who story that really fits in the Hartnell era that is pretty cut and dry.On the down side, I felt like the over-arcing story should have been played up a bit more because this feels way too much like a one-shot IDW story and not enough like a mini-series. And although it's a new series, I felt like I dived right into issue 4 and not issue 1. Lastly, I wasn't too keen on the art here.Overall, I give this issue a mild recommendation.

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6.0
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #2

Feb 27, 2013

It's another down the middle issue of this series. It's pretty fun and I enjoy seeing each issue cover a different incarnation of the Doctor from the series, but this issue fails to make a good connection to the overall arcing story we're supposed to be in. While the art does feel a bit dated, I do like that the robots and other characters feel like they came from that era. It was a nice touch, leaving everything the same.Overall, I give this issue a mild recommendation.

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8.0
Doctor Who: Special 2013 #1

Dec 24, 2013

This DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL is a book for Doctor Who fans and no one else. That sounds mean and cruel, and it's not supposed to come off that way, but it's true. Fans of the series will love this 2013 Special. It's really a love letter to the fans and the series. In fact, it's one of the more fun issues of DOCTOR WHO I've read since IDW recently relaunched it. There's not a lot of books coming out this week; however, if you have some extra cash or you're a Doctor Who fan, you really should pick this book up. It's a ton of fun.

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8.0
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1

Jul 23, 2014

This is Titan Comics' first jump into Doctor Who books, and out of the two they released this week, The Tenth Doctor was on overall stronger single issue. Whovians will really enjoy how much this feels like and episode of the series. On the downside, the issue is a bit jumpy and feels like jumping into the middle of the series. However, overall, this is a fantastic start to a new series.

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8.0
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2

Aug 27, 2014

Doctor Who is rolling on strongly. The story is pretty interesting and the art is fantastic. This issue gets way too into the ideas of over-explaining jargon to the point where it's tough to get through. However, overall, this issue and series are building up to be a hit. I'd say give this issue a shot.

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6.0
Doomsday.1 #1

May 15, 2013

DOOMSDAY.1 #1 is a decent start to a series with an immense amount of potential. The concept of this book is so fantastic, and while this was an overall, decent issue, Byrne's ideas alone have me roped in for the next issue. His art works well for the story, and he has some incredibly well-paced action sequences as well. On the downside, the dialogue is pretty rough. There's a couple instances of odd character interaction and speech. Also, it seems we spent more time reading about this world than being shown. However, Byrne is a legend in the industry, and this book is a good indication that he still has some amazing ideas and solid stories. Overall, I give this book a mild recommendation.

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6.0
Doomsday.1 #2

Jun 12, 2013

Overall, I mildly recommend this book.

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4.0
Epic Kill #1

May 2, 2012

Here's the thing with Epic Kill. I wasn't a fan of this book, but that doesn't mean it's bad. There's so many elements of this issue that are right down the middle that it doesn't fit into a "good" or "bad" category. With Image Comics putting out so many great new series, I had high hopes for this issue, but I ended up being extremely disappointed.

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10
Extraordinary X-Men #1

Nov 4, 2015

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1 is a pretty standard "put the team together" story but it's done exceptionally well and opens the door wide for this new series. It's a good place for new readers to jump on and a great read for X-Men fans who have been reading for years. There's a lot of potential here in this new series. I highly recommend checking this issue out.

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8.0
Extraordinary X-Men #2

Nov 18, 2015

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #2 wasn't as strong as the first issue, but it was still a great read. Lemire is setting up quite a bit in this second issue, from Jean Grey outing herself as a mutant while trying to find love, Colossus and Magik fighting Sinister, and Logan talking to the new X-Men leader Storm, but it's all interesting set-up, although it does get a bit chaotic at times. Regardless, this is a real pleasing issue and I highly recommend checking out this new series.

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8.0
Extraordinary X-Men #8

Mar 16, 2016

This is a solid start to a new story that begins small but ends large. What makes it work is that we don't know where it's going and the reader is truly along for the ride from start to finish. I'm loving what the creative team is doing with the overall story and want to know more about the future the X-Men end up in. It'll be interesting to see how these other series tie into the book. I recommend checking Apocalypse Wars out this week.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2014) #4

May 14, 2014

FANTASTIC FOUR #4 offers a quite fun and action-packed issue with some incredibly gorgeous art. The story may seem a bit over-the-top, but that's what gives this book its charm. It's great to see characters like The Wrecking Crew make their way back into Marvel continuity and Robinson is building a solid read that shows a ton of promise. Overall, I recommend this issue, especially if you like larger-scale fight scenes.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2014) #5

May 28, 2014

This run on FANTASTIC FOUR has been a ton of fun so far. There's really something special about this book because it really embraces the Fantastic Four's history at Marvel, no matter how weird or out there. And while this book spends a lot of time in the court room, it's still fantastic writing that makes you want more. Will regular Fantastic Four fans enjoy this? No clue, but as a person who's never really liked the team, I'm really enjoying this book. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2014) #6

Jun 25, 2014

FANTASTIC FOUR #6 is a prime example of how to continue an on-going story line while also tying into the big event. This series has been an incredible amount of fun that embraces the history of FF, instead of pushing it off to the side. Normally, I'm not a fan of this team, but Robinson's run is a lot of fun and a great overall read. In addition, the way it works with Original Sin is very cool and I cannot wait to see everything about what happened to Ben in the next issue. Overall, I highly recommend this series.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2014) #7

Jul 9, 2014

I haven't been a big fan of more contemporary Fantastic Four volumes and creative teams. They just weren't my cup of tea. However, I am loving what James Robinson is doing with this team and series, even though this issue was incredibly depressing. I love the flashback scenes with Haspiel and Woodard on the art, and this series has really captured my attention in a way other volumes and creative teams have failed to do. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Fantastic Four (2014) #8

Aug 13, 2014

Once again, FANTASTIC FOUR impresses me to no ends. I wasn't an FF fan before, but now I am, so I'd say Robinson accomplished a mission every writer has, which is to get everyone to enjoy their books. On top of that, Kirk and company do such a wonderful job on art duties. The Fantastic Four is so disjointed at this point in the story, but that's what makes this book such a great read. Nothing is going well for these guys, but it doesn't feel like Robinson is being malicious. He's just telling his story and it's a story I can't put down. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and series.

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4.0
Fantastic Four (2014) #10

Sep 10, 2014

When a series you've been loving puts out a middle-of-the-road issue, it hurts and that's what happened here. Understandably, not every issue of a series can be a masterpiece, but issue #10 of FANTASTIC FOUR feels like a bit of filler, stretched to fill 20 pages. Robinson sets up a lot here and all of it's pretty good, but half the issue being a conversation between Thing & She-Thing drags the book down. Overall, this series has been amazing and I can't wait for the next issue, but this one was a big bummer.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2014) #11

Oct 15, 2014

There's some minor problems, but FANTASTIC FOUR #11 is a huge hit. Robinson and Kirk provide the readers with a really fun story that builds on each individual story incredibly well. This book chugs along, month after month, like a well-oiled machine. It's engaging and gripping for new and old readers alike. I love the fact that Robinson continues to dip into the FF well to pull out some old favorites as well. As for the ending, it's brilliantly executed. This is a series you should have on your pull list.

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10
Fantastic Four (2014) #13

Nov 19, 2014

Although it's an incredible bummer this book is coming to an end, this volume has been a joy to read. FANTASTIC FOUR is a love letter to the vast history of the team at Marvel comics, all while telling brilliantly crafted tales. It's creative team truly knows what it's doing and this issue especially hits on an emotional level multiple times. Everything is coming back together and all the team needs is Reed back on their side and that's where we're going next. This book is a must read for Fantastic Four fans.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2014) #14

Dec 17, 2014

This volume of FANTASTIC FOUR is something that reads incredibly well in a collected edition. There's a lot happening, which can sometimes bog down a monthly issue read, but overall, this run of FANTASTIC FOUR is downright amazing. The way the issue and series embraces the past is something that speaks to new and old readers alike. I hate the fact this series is ending, but this is some of my favorite writing to come out of James Robinson. There's a real love for the book and the team and it shows. Go out and pick this issue and series up.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2014) #642

Jan 21, 2015

FANTASTIC FOUR is the best it has been in quite some time. James Robinson pours a lot of love and creativity into this book and gives the reader some great stories that connect to the history of Marvel, rather that trying to forget it all exists. It may be ending, but this book has not slipped in quality at all. Sure, there can be almost too much going on storywise, but it's all good. I highly recommend checking out this series and catching up before it all ends.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2014) #643

Feb 25, 2015

While it stinks to see this book go, for now, at least it's building up to an exciting and fantastic conclusion that will really keep readers on the edge of their seats. Robinson, Kirk, and company have done wonders with this volume and it's becoming a must read run of FANTASTIC FOUR. I highly recommend checking it all out, especially for the moments between Bentley and his father here. This is one awesome, highly connected series that deserves your dollars.

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10
Fantastic Four (2014) #645

Apr 29, 2015

While it's the last issue of FANTASTIC FOUR, the volume feels appropriately capped off. Fans will get closure and some great, quick stories as well. There is really only one moment that's a little shaky in this over-sized issue. This is something fans will love to read on its own, but it will work even better in trade. If you've been loving this series, then you need to read this issue.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2014) Annual #1

Oct 1, 2014

FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL offers an awesome complimentary story to the main volume. It's full of tons of extremely well-executed dialogue and the story has a great pace to it. I had a bit of a problem with how Valeria spoke, but a lot of that may come from my own ignorance of the character. Regardless, it still was problematic for me in this reading experience. Aside from that minor issue, I really enjoyed this issue and almost everything about it. I highly recommend checking this one out if you've been enjoying the main series

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8.0
FCBD 2014: Armor Hunters Special #1

May 3, 2014

The ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL is a great offering for those who are interested in the Valiant universe but haven't gotten around to pick up any of their books. You're getting introductions to three different books, one of which is brand new. As for up-to-date Valiant fans, you may be disappointed that you're only getting 5 new pages of story and a few art pages, but overall, this book is good for Valiant fans and great for new readers. It's a great lead in to ARMOR HUNTERS.

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6.0
FCBD 2014: Atomic Robo & Friends #1

May 3, 2014

All-in-all, ATOMIC ROBO & FRIENDS is a pretty decent Free Comic Book Day offering. The main Atomic Robo story is the star here, providing fun and actual laughs with a cool, quick little plot. The Bodie Troll was a bit of a hit and a miss. While the art was incredibly cool and nicely stylized, the story was geared more towards kids and will lose older readers, especially with the way too over-the-top dialogue. Lastly, Haunted just doesn't give readers enough to get them interested in the on-going series. Sure, the art is pretty and the lettering is nice, but that's all it really offers. So overall, if you're interested, pick it up, but don't go out of your way to grab this one.

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8.0
Figment #1

Jun 9, 2014

FIGMENT is a delightful romp through the world of imagination that will please audiences both young and old. You may not know the character, but that really doesn't matter, since Writer Jim Zub gives you a very solid opening issue and introduction to these characters and the adventure they're all about to take. The art here is also fantastic as well. While there's a few very minor problems with the issue, dealing with medium shots and who the book is intended for. Overall, this is an incredibly fun ride and I highly recommend it.

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6.0
Flash (2011) #34

Aug 27, 2014

While there's a lot to like with this issue, there's also a lot of things that rubbed me the wrong way. The overall story with future Flash is phenomenal, but the Wally West scenes here were a tad aggravating and make it seem like Wally is a bit of a idiot. This book is still worth reading though. The art is great and Van Jansen and Robert Venditti are both great writers, especially in the long-term sense, so overall, I'd give this a mild recommendation.

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8.0
Flash (2011) #40

Mar 25, 2015

I was incredibly surprised with how well this final issue turned out, considering so many stories feel a bit rushed this month because of CONVERGENCE. The art is downright stunning here and while the speed force world story wasn't my favorite thing to come out of this book, the impact it had on the overall arc and the finale was wonderful. The creative team on this book is doing some awesome things and I cannot wait to see what they have planned after the upcoming DC event.

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8.0
Flash (2011) #43

Aug 26, 2015

THE FLASH is headed in a very interesting direction and building on the Annual issue and even the story arc prior to it. It all really works and steps forward towards the inevitable final battle between Flash and Zoom's Acolytes. Although there were some minor problems with the figures for the characters, this book is still a lot of fun and shows promise towards an epic finale.

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8.0
Flash (2011) #44

Sep 30, 2015

This arc is turning out to be one heck of a ride. Barry is up against something that seems unstoppable and by the end of the issue, he seems trapped and Central City seems doomed. The creative team on this book is doing a fabulous job and the pacing here is wonderful. There are a couple of moments that don't work here, mainly the dialogue between Wally and Barry, but overall, this was a very solid issue and you should check it out this week when you pick up your books.

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6.0
Flash (2011) Annual #4

Jul 29, 2015

FLASH ANNUAL #4 adds quite a bit to the mythos that is Professor Zoom while progressing the story forward. There's a few overall ideas within the book which feel overused and dated, but overall, it's an intriguing issue that builds on the main story and introduces some pretty cool characters. If you've been enjoying the main series, you're going to want to check this one out.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #6

Sep 28, 2016

Flash #6 is a really solid issue that opens the door for the rest of the arc. While the last issue had many readers with their jaws hitting the floor in shock, this issue moves forward rather than lingering on that moment. A few things are wrapped up nicely, but it may feel like the Wally West portion of the issue is a bit forced. Regardless, this is a solid issue building towards what could be a great next issue.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #7

Sep 28, 2016

Flash #6 is a really solid issue that opens the door for the rest of the arc. While the last issue had many readers with their jaws hitting the floor in shock, this issue moves forward rather than lingering on that moment. A few things are wrapped up nicely, but it may feel like the Wally West portion of the issue is a bit forced. Regardless, this is a solid issue building towards what could be a great next issue.

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8.0
Flash: Rebirth (2016) #1

Jun 8, 2016

If you've been reading these Rebirth titles, then you probably know the name of the game by now. It's all about getting new readers and creating books that anyone could pick off the street and enjoy. That's the same thing with The Flash. Yes, longtime readers may find this issue a tad boring, but this issue is much better at giving longtime readers something to enjoy than some of the other titles. It doesn't give too much away for the upcoming series, which is both good and bad, so what we're left with is a solid issue that stands on its own.

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6.0
Flashpoint #4

Aug 3, 2011

This was my least favorite issue of the main series, thus far. I have a feeling that the last issue is going to go out with a bang, so I say hang in tight. I love some of the new characters introduced in this issue, and I loved the writing and the art, but the issue felt like nothing but a bunch of set-up for the last issue. Only a few points were really consequential in issue number four. Aside from that, I feel like I am ready to move on after all the DCnU ads in all the comics. It's overkill. Finally, the pacing was worse than the (your local crowded highway, I'll use 290) during rush hour. I did overall like the book, and I'm more excited to see how the book ends more than anything else. I'd say borrow it from a friend.

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8.0
Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance #2

Jul 6, 2011

Although it didn't pack the same punch as the first issue, Flashpoint: Batman - Knight of Vengeance #2 is an extremely awesome book. There's a lot of set-up for the finale, but it is page turner. The writing and art in this issue are solid and these two guys make a great team. Sadly, if you're not reading Flashpoint, you will be completely lost. In fact, if you missed out on the first issue of this, you'll still be a bit lost. I recommend this issue highly, and recommend everyone pick up the first issue of this, even if you're not reading Flashpoint.

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8.0
Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #2

Jul 13, 2011

Do you like awesome tie-ins? I hope so because as you may have guessed, this is awesome. It's a lot of set-up for the last issue, and it moves incredibly fast, but it's a fun read, and if you're a Rogues fan, then you'll love the issue. You don't have to read this issue to understand elements of the main Flashpoint book, but don't let that stop you from reading it. I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #3

Aug 10, 2011

This wasmy favorite, overall, of all the tie ins for Flashpoint. This book had so manygreat things happening for it, but for me, what made it amazing was that theartist/writer has a genuine love for these characters and it shows in the book.Sure, he kills many of them off, but it doesn't feel malicious. It's the pointof the story. I'd love to see more of the history of this character and theFlashpoint Rogues in a mini-series down the line, but in the form of a prequel,obviously. There's a lot more story that could be told here and I couldn'timagine anyone but Scott Kolins doing it. I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Flashpoint: Deathstroke and the Curse of the Ravager #2

Jul 13, 2011

As I said earlier, it's not the best of the Flashpoint tie-ins, but it is for sure the most fun. How could you not love pirates with super-powers? Well, modern-day pirates, none of that Pirates of the Caribbean garbage. Not only that, it's super-violent. At least that's a plus for me. This isn't a must have Flashpoint tie-in, unless you hate fun. I don't know how much more clear I could make it. Did I mention Warlord yet?

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6.0
Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #2

Jul 13, 2011

It's not the best of the Flashpoint tie-ins, but Frankenstein is an awesome book. There's a lot more to it than just monsters smashing things. The book has a heart and incorporates great back-stories to help set the mood and pace. I'm very excited to see the last issue of this mini-series, and I can't wait for the upcoming on-going series. The only problem I had with the issue, which was a big one, was that halfway through the book, a different artist jumped on and to me the art styles clashed quite a bit. I recommend the book, and even though it's only three stars, it is well worth your time.

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6.0
Flashpoint: Project Superman #2

Jul 27, 2011

It's not the best of the Flashpoint series, but it certainly isn't the worst (that honor goes to Secret Seven). This issue contains some great moments, like the relationship between General Lane and Kal, and the Krypto fight scene, but overall, for me, it falls a bit flat because of the story and the artwork of Gene Ha. I'm right down the middle on this one, and while I can recommend it for the big Flashpoint fans, I'm can't say the same for the casual reader.

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4.0
Flashpoint: Project Superman #3

Aug 24, 2011

While it is a fun book, it's not really a great one. If you've been reading a lot of the Flashpoint mini-series, then you're probably also noticing the Flashpoint Mini-Series Formula by now. While the character of Superman is really cool, I felt like I've read this before because I did when I read The Outsider, and that book was a lot better at hiding the fact it follows the formula. Maybe I just have event fatigue, but I could really go for a two-part story that has no effect on other books.

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6.0
Flashpoint: Secret Seven #2

Jul 6, 2011

As I said in the last review, this mini-series is not my cup-o-tea, but this issue is immensely better than the first one because it covers a few other characters, instead of just one or two. I'm very disappointed that this book is taking a completely different turn than I thought it was being presented in the first issue, but it looks like the last issue should be a lot of fun. I just think there's way too much going on in this new universe in this three-part series for people to enjoy. Issue three should be pretty decent though. Borrow it.

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8.0
Flashpoint: The Outsider #1

Jun 22, 2011

Surprise! Another Flashpoint tie-in is awesome! Yes it's an unfamiliar character, and you may not be too familiar with the creative team, but trust me, this book is a lot of fun. Sure, the set-up drags a tad, but the action in this book will make you forget about the slow start. I'm very excited to see where this goes, and even though we don't know too much about the Outsider, he's totally my second favorite character in the Flashpoint Universe, second only to Thomas Wayne/Batman. I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Flashpoint: The Outsider #3

Aug 17, 2011

Well, I had a tough decision. This book isn't a 4 star book, but it's not a 5 star book. However, 4 stars just isn't enough. I really enjoyed this issue. It's one of the better overall mini-series in this storyline. I loved the character of Outsider and his final battle with Manhunter, whose character design really blew me away. I'm excited to see how this character plays out in the last issue of Flashpoint, but I really don't want to see him go. I highly recommend this issue and mini-series. Even if you're not reading Flashpoint, this book stands out on it's own as great.

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6.0
Forever Evil #7

May 21, 2014

There's a lot about FOREVER EVIL that was disappointing, even within this delayed issue, but all-in-all, FOREVER EVIL #7 delivers an action-packed, fun issue that does a fine job at telling an over-arcing story. It's a really fun book that will get readers excited about the future of the DCU, but you cannot forget the fact that it leaves loose ends dangling in the wind, especially Dick Grayson. The art is fantastic and the Luthor-driven narrative is well written, but it feels like there's a lot of spite in the writing towards the Bat-characters of the DC Universe. Overall, I recommend this issue though. It is a very fun book with some big problems.

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8.0
Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1

Oct 16, 2013

This issue will have you rooting for the bad guy because the Rogues truly are the lesser of two evils here. It was pretty close to a five for me, but I wasn't the biggest fan of the art switch in the issue because it changes the tone of the book a bit; however, it's still a very satisfying read. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #2

Nov 20, 2013

The second issue of ROGUES REBELLION didn't grab me as much as the first issue, but it was still a great read. It's a ton of fun watching some of my favorite villains in the DCU go on the run in a world run by some truly terrifying bad guys. Buccellato has a lot of love for these characters and it truly shows. Overall, it's a truly fun read and I highly recommend it.

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10
Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #5

Feb 12, 2014

FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION proves that a tie-in can be a stand alone piece to an event and still remain a sense of individuality. Buccellato, Hepburn, and Filardi deliver one heck of an issue that is incredibly fun and very violent. They have a great understanding for who the Rogues are and their place in the DCU. Here's to hoping we could maybe get this team to actually do a Rogues series in the future. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #6

Mar 26, 2014

FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION is a tie-in that's not only worthwhile, but a must read for FLASH fans, even if you're not into FOREVER EVIL. Buccellato shines bright when writing these characters. There's a lot of love here for the Rogues, and the ending is what really elevates this team to a whole new level. However, what fans deserve is a series starring these characters written by Buccellato. Regardless of that, I highly recommend this issue and mini-series.

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8.0
Fresh Romance #1

May 26, 2015

Romance is alive with FRESH ROMANCE. While I was pretty excited about this new book when the Kickstarter launched, the actual book lives up to the hype and will be a delight for those interested in this genre of comic storytelling. The first issue contains a plethora of incredibly talented creative folks from the industry and while the first story didn't grab me as much as the rest of the book, overall, this first issue is a smashing success.

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8.0
G.I. Combat #1

May 2, 2012

I loved this first issue! Two great stories for $3.99! I'm happy to see one of my favorite artists, Ariel Olivetti on a DC book, and I just loved how he drew those Pterodactyls. I really liked they made this a contemporary story and didn't leave it in WWII. Unknown Soldier was also great! I love Gray and Palmiotti's writing and how they handle this darker character. Dan Panosian's art fits the story incredibly well.

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10
G.I. Combat #2

Jun 6, 2012

I'm so glad DC is sticking with their guns and continuing to offer something more than just super-hero stories to their readers. This book is a great example of taking a classic idea and revamping it for a new generation. Both War Time Forgot and Unknown Soldier are very different stories, but all-in-all, they're war stories at heart that work incredibly well together because they are backed by a fantastic group of writers, artists, and editors.

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8.0
G.I. Combat #3

Jul 5, 2012

I really am loving this book, and I love the fact that there's a solid war title on the shelves with a fantastic creative team. Everything about Unknown Soldier is awesome, and while I really enjoy War That Time Forgot, I feel like the story isn't progressing much. My main concern with the overall book is that the two stories do not work well together.

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10
G.I. Combat #5

Oct 3, 2012

My biggest complaint about this series is that it's going to be cancelled come issue 7. This has been a fantastic series, especially Unknown Soldier, and I hate the fact it's going away. This book had 4 issues before DC threw in the towel. DC didn't give it a chance, and more importantly, I don't think comic book readers gave this book a chance, and that's a shame.

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8.0
G.I. Combat #6

Nov 7, 2012

While GI COMBAT is being cancelled, I loved the idea DC took a chance on this book. Sure, it's a huge bummer it's going away, but they tried something new. I applaud them on that. More importantly, give Unknown Soldier his own book again, in the New 52! This issue of Unknown Soldier was great all around, it was close to perfection for me. It is one of my favorite DC reads.

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8.0
G.I. Combat #7

Dec 5, 2012

It's sad to see this go. This book is highly under-rated, in my opinion, but again, I'm glad everyone took a chance on it. I would love to see Unknown Soldier and Haunted Tank worked into the current DCU somewhere, but frankly, I don't see that as a possibility.Each story here wraps up incredibly quickly, giving it a very rushed feeling; however, the prologues to these stories are both fantastic, which I was surprised about. Overall, I loved this book, but the average reader probably won't because these are military books, and we all know now that DC has two strikes in the sales department for military books since the New 52 started.Haunted Tank - 3.5/5Unknown Soldier - 4/5Overall - 4/5I'll miss you GI COMBAT!

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6.0
G.I. Joe (2013) #1

Feb 20, 2013

This new volume of G.I. JOE turns everything up-side down and not necessarily in a bad way. Sure, the team is now public, which I'm not too sure about, but I am sure it will make for interesting stories in the future.While I like the story here, the G.I. Joe fanboy in me is having problems with the team going public. Van Lente does a lot of solid work here with story and dialogue, and he's given me a new book on my pull list. The art was down the middle here though.It was a tad inconsistent, and there was a big problem with perspective and showing depth. I found myself really disliking the character Hashtag, although the rest of the team was pretty awesome.Overall, I give this book a mild recommendation.

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8.0
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Annual #1

Feb 29, 2012

This was a really fun issue and annual. I loved the story and I thought it was paced out very well. It was cool to see the story revolve around a member of the Crimson Guard. This book and story is everything I loved about the cartoon I watched when I was a kid. I enjoyed the fact that the writer of the original Marvel series is the writer of this book as well. I didn't like the fact that Zartan spends a bunch of time holding people hostage in automobiles and the inking on this issue was rough at times. Overall, I recommend this book. It's tons of fun, full of action, and has a great sense of humor.

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8.0
G.I. Joe: Cobra #13

May 23, 2012

My first dive into this series was worth it, and it had a great pay off in the end. I loved the set-up in this issue for the new story. It flows incredibly well and it's very interesting. Antonio Fuso's art really stands out here, especially the opening with Ronin kicking all sorts of butt. Great opening scene. I loved the new benefactor for this team, and I think it's going to play out extremely well.

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8.0
George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act One #1

Jan 22, 2014

It's hard to read any book about zombies without comparing it to WALKING DEAD; however, EMPIRE OF THE DEAD is a great start to a new series that follows the earlier works of George Romero, but still keeping the book new reader friendly. It explores some areas of Romero's work that I'm not the biggest fan of, but it does so in a way that gets me on board. The final page was a bit weird, but overall, Romero and Maleev have the start of something extreme fun here. It's also nice to see Marvel do something a bit more out of the box as well.

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6.0
George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act One #2

Feb 26, 2014

Overall, EMPIRE OF THE DEAD #2 is a bit of a disappointment. If it weren't for the fantastic art here, it would be a 2/5. There's way too much going on in this book and way too many side stories. Two of these many side stories are good and the other ones fall flat. There isn't enough room for all of this to grow from issue to issue. Hopefully, this series gets a bit better because right now, it's not meeting expectations.

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8.0
Ghost Racers #1

Jun 9, 2015

GHOST RACERS is just a lot of fun. There's nothing huge happening here but you will feel for these characters racing against each other. The book stands on its own because it's just dealing with the area and the people within it, so it's a nice break from a lot of the other books, who are a bit more tethered to what's happening in the main book. Simply put, this is a Ghost Rider book unlike anything else. GHOST RACERS has more of a "What If" feel to it more than anything else we've seen so far. It's out there but it's a ton of fun. If you got extra cash and want something with a lot of action, check this issue out.

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10
Ghost Racers #4

Sep 30, 2015

Although there's still a few more SECRET WARS tie-in books that are wrapping up, GHOST RACERS is in the top 3, maybe top 5 of the slew of series that came out. It's downright fun and fits into Battleworld without spelling it out for the reader. This final issue is exactly what you'd expect and want from a story like this. Smith, Gedeon, and Bonvillain are one heck of a team and we're all hoping these three will get a Ghost Rider series in the future.

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8.0
Ghost Rider (2011) #1

Jul 13, 2011

Solid start to a new book! While I'm a little bummed it's a Fear Itself tie-in, this issue actually works pretty well in that story, even if I don't know why Ghost Rider is there. I'm excited to see that Johnny Blaze is still a part of the book and who he will be teaming up with, and for once, I actually loved the back-up story explaining the origin of the new rider. However, the costume was something I was truly not digging and I have no clue why a skeleton body has breasts. Minor complaints aside, this is a great start to a new series. It's the perfect place to jump on and I highly recommend the issue.

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6.0
Ghost Rider (2011) #2

Aug 10, 2011

I'm torn.I like Ghost Rider, and while I like many elements of this issue, I dislikejust as many. I'm sure as the story continues, more will be revealed, andhopefully, we'll get away from the Fear Itself madness, so this story can growon its own.

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6.0
Ghost Rider (2011) #3

Sep 14, 2011

It's a bit of a bummer because overall, I really like this book, but this one was a bit of a let down. It's still a good issue, and overall, I think will be a great addition to the overall story, but the ending of the issue, along with the 4 page cut and 1 extra page of nonsense tie-in brought it down a few pegs. I can not wait for the annoying little fly that is Fear Itself to end so many of my favorite Marvel books can go back to normal. Once it's over, I think this book will shine, as long as this great creative team stays on it.

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8.0
Ghostbusters #6

Feb 15, 2012

What a fun issue! I was a bit cautious about this series, but after reading it, I found myself loving it. Erik Burnham does a fabulous job with writing a fun issue, and he really captures the character's voices well. I loved the art style and loved that last page reveal. The only downside I had with this issue was that this was not a good jump-on point and it took a little while for me to fully understand what was going on. Otherwise, I recommend this issue!

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8.0
Ghostbusters #7

Mar 21, 2012

I'm officially hooked on IDW's Ghostbusters on-going series. It has a great creative team on it, and I especially like the art style. In this issue, Venkman playing psychiatrist with a ghost that's taken over his body was pretty cool and incredibly entertaining. The overall story arc was a lot of fun, and this issue wraps up nicely. The only real problem I have is that this isn't too new reader friendly, since it's the last issue of a storyline, but I still think that new readers could jump in here to get a good feel for the book. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and this series.

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10
Ghostbusters: Get Real #1

Jun 17, 2015

There was no surprise that GHOSTBUSTER: GET REAL was going to be a fun book. Conceptually, it's a brilliant idea and the execution matches the level. While the main story just may seem like the Real Ghostbusters getting back to their own dimension, but there's another fun layer to it. The book is headed in the right direction and the artwork here is top notch as well. If you're looking for something a bit out there, but a lot of fun, check this book out.

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8.0
Ghostbusters: Get Real #2

Jul 29, 2015

GHOSTBUSTERS: GET REAL delivers an awesome concept, executed in a precise way. This is more than two groups of Ghostbusters from different dimensions meeting. There's a cool story behind it all and more than anything else, it delivers a really fun read. Issue#2 did move a bit slower, setting up where it's going and how some of these folks are getting home, but overall, this was a really fantastic issue and I can't wait to continue reading.

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8.0
Ghosted #1

Jul 10, 2013

GHOSTED #1 is a promising start to a different, but very cool new series. I really like the Ocean's Eleven meets every dumb ghost hunting show (minus the laughs) feel to this book. It's fun and extremely fresh. Image (Skybound) has been great at putting together great new series that are well worth your time and money, and while this book isn't perfect, it's an amazing start. I don't think the cover does the book justice and I had a problem with why Jackson was chosen for this job. Aside from that, the art and the writing are awesome, and you really should pick this one up.

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8.0
Ghosted #2

Aug 14, 2013

GHOSTED #2 delivers an extremely strong issue that delves into the main cast of characters and the roles they'll play in the upcoming series, without bogging down or slowing down the main story. Sudzuka and Williamson are putting together a very interesting story, with an out there concept, that really works as a series. This was very close to 5/5, and if only reviewers were allowed to give half stars. As far as GHOSTED goes, I'd put this up there with CLONE. Image is bringing the heat with these fantastic titles.

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10
Ghosted #3

Sep 11, 2013

GHOSTED is quickly becoming one of my favorite series. It's a fantastic concept that has really been delivering the past few months. Writer Joshua Williamson has a great book here, and with the combine creative talents of Goran and Miroslav, this is a book that everyone should be reading. It's different, in the best way possible. Overall, I highly recommend this book and this series.

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8.0
Ghosted #4

Oct 9, 2013

GHOSTED #4 delivers a thrilling and fantastic ride. Williamson and Sudzuka have something special here: a book with an "out there" story that plays out incredibly grounded.

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10
Ghosted #5

Nov 6, 2013

It's tough to really get in depth with this issue because there's so much revealed and so much really changes here, but this was a very satisfying and solid end to this story line and the opening to something awesome. It feels like this book can really hold its own as an on-going series because while everything is pretty wrapped up, there's a couple loose ends writer Josh Williamson could go back to. I believe the trade for this book comes out soon, so make sure to check that out if you can't find the single issues. Aside from that, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Ghosted #6

Jan 15, 2014

Without a doubt, GHOSTED once again impresses. Although there was a bit of a break between issues, the wait was well worth it as the ghostly adventures of Jackson Winters continue. While the turn at the end of the issue was a bit of a bummer and the panel layouts were a bit repetitive, I'm super on board with where this current arc is going and I can't wait to see what is planned. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Ghosted #7

Feb 19, 2014

GHOSTED #7 really kicks this new story up into high gear. The book may feel more like a detective story rather than a heist book, which was the entire first arc, but this story still retains a lot of what people loved about that first story, while raising the bar for the book. Williamson is really crafting a spooky and entertaining world for readers and Gianfelice's art gives this issue a great sense of style and purpose. This is a series, like many Image books, you really need to jump on and read. I can't give this a higher recommendation.

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8.0
Ghosted #8

Mar 19, 2014

GHOSTED continues to be one of my favorite month-to-month series and this issue raises the bar. A TON of information is revealed about The Brotherhood of the Closed Book here, and while we won't spoil any of it, it's a pretty crazy twist that really gives this group a cool purpose. On the down side of things, I'm not too keen on the reveal page and this isn't a great place to jump on for new readers. Aside from all this, GHOSTED is still a must read. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Ghosted #10

May 21, 2014

GHOSTED #10 not only wraps up the second arc extremely well, but it puts the rest of the series into a larger perspective. However, more than anything else, this book is just a real fun read. It works on multiple layers as a great read as well as something building towards something larger that leaves clues, riddled throughout the book. GHOSTED #10 made me realize this is a much more complex book that I originally thought, and that makes me love it so much more. Sure, there were a few art problems, but overall, this is one hell of a read.

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10
Ghosted #11

Jul 9, 2014

GHOSTED comes back after a break swinging hard. It explores Anderson's past and while it isn't a story that needs to be told, it's a story fans will be more than happy to read. However, this is a terrible jumping on point for new readers. Do yourselves a favor and buy the trades before reading this. Williamson, Sudzuka, and Mrva provide an exciting, one-shot read, that readers will want to read again and again. Overall, this is a fun horror series that you need on your pull list.

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10
Ghosted #12

Aug 13, 2014

GHOSTED #12 is easily one of the best month-to-month reads from any company. This book is incredibly engaging and compelling. Williamson really knows what he is doing here and the attention to detail is wonderful. Storywise, this issue has some concepts that already have me hooked. The past two issues of this series have been unbelievably good, and this is a series you need to be reading.

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10
Ghosted #13

Sep 10, 2014

Love is the only way to describe my feelings for GHOSTED. Williamson is taking this book in a very interesting direction and expanding on this world while connecting the pieces together at the same time. There's a reason this is my current favorite on-going series. It is fantastic with genre mixing, is full of intrigue and is a ton of fun. I highly recommend checking this issue out.

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8.0
Ghosted #16

Jan 14, 2015

The beginning of this new arc to GHOSTED is a tremendous start. While the overall issue started out a bit slow, the reasoning for everything happening here is pretty brilliant. Williamson knows what he is doing here and he's doing it well. The big surprise was seeing Ryp on art. The man is a maniac with detail and I loved seeing these characters in his style. This next arc is promising something really cool and I can't wait to see how it plays out.

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8.0
Ghosted #17

Feb 11, 2015

GHOSTED is still one of my favorite on-going series, and while this issue didn't blow me out of the water, it was fantastic and continues to set up a very interesting story that plays on ideas and concepts set-up throughout the entirety of the series. It's a book you can pick up from arc to arc, but works so much better as a whole series, as you start to see things unravel. The new artist may be a bit jolting for long-time readers, but it's fantastic and you should pick this issue up. Read away!

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8.0
Ghosted #18

Mar 11, 2015

Fans of GHOSTED need to prepare for a rough issue, and by "rough," I mean "depressing." We've watched these characters go through a lot and it never seems to let up for them. Joshua Williamson, conceptually, kills it in this issue, no pun intended, since the book is about ghosts. I'm intrigued for the build up and meeting with Death that is inevitably going to happen. While this book does do the old "info-dump" on the reader, it's needed and in the long run will add a lot to the story. The issue on its own is strong, but within trade, I'm sure this issue will be the glue for the whole story. As always, I highly recommend this series.

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10
Ghosted #20

May 20, 2015

There's an overall feeling of joy and sadness flowing through me as one of my favorite on-going series comes to a close after 20 issues. However, this book has a natural ending and doesn't feel forced at all. The book really has come full circle and while I would love to see more with these characters, especially with where Nina is left at the end of this series, this last issue rounds out the series exceptionally well. I highly recommend checking this issue out and buying it all in trade.

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6.0
Glory #24

Mar 14, 2012

I'm really on the fence with this issue. I loved the art and some of the action scenes in this book, and I loved the book ending with the plot, but I felt lost the entire time I read the issue, and for a new reader, that's not a great thing. I give this book a mild recommendation, and I truly hope this is a series I can keep reading and not feel lost.

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6.0
Godzilla #1

May 23, 2012

It's an ok start to a series that seems like it has a lot of promise. I'm glad the series was rebooted, and it makes sense to do so with this story. I really liked the lead character of this book, Boxer, and how it reads like an over-the-top 90s action film.

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10
Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths #3

Aug 10, 2011

I debated back and forth between a 4 and a 5 on this issue,and I couldn't come up with a logical reason to give this book a 4. I love thisbook, especially this issue. It's a revenge story meets Godzilla, and Godzillais always about revenge, so it truly is a perfect fit. It's the most fun youcan have for $3.99, unless you can by a Rampage arcade cabinet for $3.99, andif you do, I envy you. The writing on this book is a step away from what JohnLayman is doing on Chew, but it's just as entertaining, and the art on thisbook is almost on par with the writing. I highly recommend this series and thisissue. Come on" You know you love giant monsters blowing up things.

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8.0
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #9

Nov 23, 2011

Out of all the Godzilla books, this one is my favorite. It's a straight forward book and story, and Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters is one giant barrel of fun. Things get smashed, buildings fall down, and everyone freaks out. New writer, Jason Ciaramella, jumps on this issue and it's a easy transition to adjust to. The story balances action and drama very well as well. This is a book I personally love reading every month because it's simple but fun.

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10
Gotham Academy #5

Feb 25, 2015

GOTHAM ACADEMY is a series that won me over right away, lost me for an issue, but then grabbed me right back in. It's easily one of the most interesting books DC currently puts out and breaks the mold from what DC is traditionally done in the best way possible. It's a much more light-hearted and fun book with dark and mysterious undertones to it and this issue really highlights the ideas of adventure and camaraderie. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite on-going series and I highly recommend checking this book out.

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10
Gotham By Midnight #1

Nov 26, 2014

Even though there's a a small problem with characters coming off a bit flat and it may be too soon to call it, this is my pick of the week. GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT surpasses the high expectations many fans have for it. This is some of Fawkes' best work at DC and putting him together with Ben Templesmith is a genius move. While it's not a super-hero book and it's very different from the norm, this is a must buy for the week. Fawkes and Templesmith explore the characters of Gotham in a new way and it's superb. The more and more I read this, the more and more I love it.

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10
Gotham By Midnight #2

Dec 24, 2014

Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith continue to have a hit on their hands. The second issue may not be as good as the first, but issue #2 offers some great backstory to Jim Corrigan and Sister Justine. We don't get much from the other characters because of the issue's focus, but there's a lot of great things happening here and once again, seeing Ben Templesmith on a DC book is a breath of fresh air. If you're looking for something a bit different from DC, you need to check this series out.

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10
Grayson #13

Oct 28, 2015

Overall, this book continues to be fantastic. It's highly under-rated and really reinvents Dick Grayson. Is it a bummer that he's not Nightwing anymore? Sure, but this new chapter in his life really sets him apart and makes him more than just an "ex-Robin." I highly recommend checking this issue and series out.

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8.0
Grayson #16

Jan 27, 2016

All-in-all, this is a good issue of GRAYSON, but it's a bit of a bummer to see no connection to the finale of Robin War, which changed everything about what Dick Grayson is up to. More than anything else, the final pages are the clincher, as it's setting up a new group of people, hired by Helena to hunt down Dick and Tiger, so I'm really enjoying where this story is going and the art we're getting here. GRAYSON continues to surprise me in the best ways possible.

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6.0
Green Arrow (2010) #13

Jun 22, 2011

I'm incredibly split on this issue. I liked a lot of aspects about it, but disliked just as many. I feel like this was a throw away issue, given to a creative team that could have a decent run on the book. While the story played off as a fun summer action film, it had the same over-the-top cheesy moments of a summer action film. The attention to detail, with the art, in Green Arrow was amazing, but it lacked in every other character. This one is a borrow. Characterwise, it doesn't matter if you like Green Arrow or not, this book is more for the summer blockbuster action fan than anything else.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #10

Jun 13, 2012

I could talk for hours about the closing to this issue, but I think it's best if you just read it. There's two great stories in this issue. While one of them may have over-shadowed the other, they are both fantastic and well worth your time.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #13

Oct 3, 2012

GREEN LANTERN 13 is a great start and introduction to Baz's time as a member of the soon to be disbanded Green Lantern Corps. We get a deeper look into Simon Baz's life and how he's adapting to becoming a Green Lantern. I loved the writing and the art here. Geoff Johns is amazing at reinventing this series and keeping it fresh. I loved the ending, and although I wasn't too keen on how the Third Army looked in issue 0, I feel they are going to bring a lot to the table as an enemy in these upcoming issues.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.4

Sep 25, 2013

This issue was really REALLY close to a 5/5 for me. It was a lot of fun, but as a longtime GL fan, it really did have this overall "recap" feel. The art team of Eaglesham and Dalhouse do a great job here. The borders around the pages are especially brilliant. This is a great place for those interested in the series or this character to jump on and learn more about Sinestro. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #26

Dec 4, 2013

Venditti and Tan continue to impress with their run on GREEN LANTERN. This book has gone through some insane changes since Venditti took over as writer, and frankly, I'm loving what's going on. This more mobile Green Lantern Corps is a very fun idea and I like the execution. The ending is pretty cool and seems like it will lead up to something interesting. The best way to describe the direction of this book is exciting and extremely entertaining. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #27

Jan 8, 2014

It's hard to get too in depth with this issue without spoiling something pretty big, but trust us, it's a very thrilling issue and will change the the direction of this book greatly. I've jumped back and forth on this series, since Venditti took over, and I think I'm on board. Overall, he's done some really cool things and I think this current arc is going to be so chaotic and awesome. He really has a way of flipping around stories where the good guy becomes the bad guy and vice versa. He's great at giving the reader a new way to look at the same old characters.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #29

Mar 5, 2014

GREEN LANTERN #29 spends most of the time building towards something larger and something greater: a war. Venditti is taking his time to set up this story and work on the conflict between the Green Lantern Corps and... well, everyone else. While Venditti packs a little too much into this issue, it's a really solid real and building towards something that will be nothing short of epic.

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10
Green Lantern (2011) #30

Apr 2, 2014

GREEN LANTERN #30 is the issue that will really grab readers and make them believe that Venditti was the perfect choice to run this series. From the opening to the last page, we are treated to some solid storytelling and seeing Hal Jordan really hone the role of leader. If you're aware of what's going on in GL, this is probably one of the better places to jump on the book. We're in the midst of a fantastic new era for Green Lantern.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #34

Aug 6, 2014

GREEN LANTERN #34 is an alright issue. It feels like merely a filler issue with one hell of an ending. There are some moments in here that simply don't make any logical sense, but there's also a lot of heart here. It doesn't offer the reader too much other than a glimpse of what's to come in October with Godhead. It's not a bad issue, but not one you have to race to the LCS to get. If you want a bit of the antagonist's motivation for the upcoming story, pick this up. Overall, it's just ok.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #36

Nov 5, 2014

Godhead continues to be a very strong story. Sure, it's super-long and runs through way too many books, but overall, it's been a fantastic ride, so it's worth it. A lot is happening in this issue and there's a lot of revelations, almost too many, and the book is a bit slow and a tad dull at parts, but overall, it's a great read and a very essential moment in the overall Godhead story arc.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #38

Jan 7, 2015

This issue of GREEN LANTERN isn't life or world changing. It's just a solid issue showing the reader that Hal doesn't always have to be saving the universe. Sometimes, he just needs to grab a drink with his friends. Venditti does a swell job at giving the reader a solid issue which humanizes Jordan as a character, while reconnecting him with friends and ex-lovers. It doesn't give the reader much to get excited for though and while the overall issue is done extremely well, some readers many find this issue to be filler or something to skip out on. Regardless, this was a good issue and worth the read.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #41

Jun 3, 2015

The new direction for GREEN LANTERN is bold and unique. It's quite the departure from where the book was at pre-CONVERGENCE, but it's a really interesting direction. The creative team is spinning this book into something completely different. It's not the Hal Jordan we're used to, but let's face it, this character has been through some insane changes over the past 30 years, from Parallax to The Spectre to dead... twice. The one flaw with the book is that the reader is left to assume a bit too much about Hal's place, but aside from that, this was one tremendous first issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #44

Sep 2, 2015

GREEN LANTERN #44 is a pit stop that breaks up the main story; however, it's done exceptionally well and reminds the reader that a Green Lantern's duty is more than blasting ships in the middle of space. A grounded story gives the book a nice break, even if it is a bummer that it's interrupting the main story. The issue is full of fun, bright action and is overall a ton of fun to read.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #47

Dec 2, 2015

Overall, this was a solid start to this new story that has a HUGE secret revealed at the end of the issue. We finally get to see Hal Jordan have some down time and a new terrorist threat rise in the area. GREEN LANTERN continues to be a solid book, month-to-month, and more than anything else, I'm excited to see what this creative team has for us next.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #50

Mar 2, 2016

GREEN LANTERN #50 may cost a little more, but you're getting a double-sized issue. This is the issue fans have been waiting for and it really delivers some great action sequences. On the downside, the issue does feel a little thin in the way of story and plot progression, but overall, this was a great read, and it's leading to something bigger.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #52

May 4, 2016

Issue #52 of GREEN LANTERN has a satisfying ending, in the fact that's a more of a bridge between this volume and REBIRTH. The series continues to push forward and tell stories, instead of halting itself to start back up for the next DC event. Robert Venditti and Billy Tan provide an interesting story here, and fans should be excited to see where this is headed.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #1

Aug 29, 2012

Although I feel this should have been a stand-alone issue (as an annual) and not a tie-in to everything else in the GLU, which you really need to read to understand everything else going on in this book, I was incredibly satisfied with this issue. So much happens here and I loved every second of it. There's some great moments with the Guardians of the Universe and the Guardians of the Chamber of Shadows, and also with Black Hand facing off against Hal and Sinestro. We get some cool new concepts in this issue and a great set-up for the next story line. The only other part I didn't like was that at times, members of the Third Army looked a bit dopey.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #3

Dec 24, 2014

Events from the big two have been pretty dang mediocre, and while event fatigue has taken its toll on all comic book readers, Godhead is one of the few events in recent memory actually worthy of a read from start to finish. Venditti and crew truly knew what they were doing here and while there were some bumps along the road, overall, this was a fantastic event and a finale worthy of the story. Sure, the Highfather turn seemed to be handled a tad hastily, but all-in-all, this was a wonderful story both in concept and execution.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #4

Sep 30, 2015

All-in-all, GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #4 is decent. For those who want to know a bit more about Hal before the Corps disappeared, this is a solid read. It doesn't really add anything to the current arc, but there are some threads at the end of the issue that will most likely be picked up later. The biggest problem with the issue is the inconsistency in the art. It feels rushed and there's lots of tiny bumps in the road which are a huge bummer considering that Pascal Alixe's style is pretty fantastic. If you're really into Green Lantern, I'll mildly recommend this to you.

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4.0
Green Lantern Corps #62

Jul 27, 2011

Green Lantern Corps #62 feels like a throw-away one-shot from the 90s. There's been so many great and epic things happening in the Green Lantern universe for the past 5 years, and this issue feels like a giant leap away from that. If you enjoy a love story between Kyle and Sora, as they fight a Star Sapphire, then this is the book for you. For some of us, it's going to feel like a big disappointment from such an amazing series. I do not recommend this issue, and it's extremely hard for me to say that.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps #63

Aug 17, 2011

Overall, I'm very bummed this is the last issue, but unlike a couple of other final issues I've read from DC this month, this one is actually a good read, and it doesn't feel like a throw-away issue. The writing, by Scott Kolins, is great and he has a good grasp of the characters, but overall, the Kyle Rayner story is by far the best. I recommend this issue, but I can't say you NEED this in your collection. It's a nice send-off for the series, but it leaves you wanting more, which, in this continuity, we will never get. Green Lantern Corps #1 revamps on September 21st.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #1

Sep 21, 2011

The art, hands-down, is the best thing about this issue. It's a good start to a new series, but it doesn't really allow brand new readers to jump on because there's still a bunch of Green Lantern information each reader may need to know to understand everything in the issue. The issue does a decent job of catching up the reader, but not good enough. This is a promising new series, from the look of the first issue, but let's be honest, the Green Lantern comics at DC, in the past 6 years, have all been dynamite.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #4

Dec 21, 2011

I loved the first issue of this series, but the past two issues have been extremely rough. It was my least favorite of all the Lantern books. This issue gets the reader back on track and gives some great explanation for these new villains, who are much cooler than they seem. I love the introduction of Martian Manhunter and Stormwatch to this issue, and I'd love to see more of this team in the GLC book.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #13

Oct 10, 2012

This is a down the middle of the road issue for me. GREEN LANTERN CORPS is an ok book. I think Tomasi's writing is pretty solid, and he does well with the dialogue, but I felt the most compelling part of this issue, John's story, was so brief and it overshadowed Guy's story which was just alright for me. The art was, again "alright," but I had big problems with the face we saw numerous pages with the exact same panel set up.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #36

Nov 12, 2014

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #36 is a mixed bag. Folks not reading every part of Godhead may find this issue a lot more enjoyable than those reading everything because this issue feels so similar to last week's GREEN LANTERN #36. The formula being used for the issue becomes glaring and while the story is fun at parts, overall, it's a tad dull. Luckily, the art team pumps out some amazing artwork to elevate the book. This is the point where I'm a tad worried about Godhead and how it's going to continue to play out. We're not even halfway through the story and I feel like this issue and the last issue were a bit of a drop in quality of story.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #37

Dec 10, 2014

This was easily one of the better issues of Godhead, which overall, has been really good. It feels like there's real advancement in the story here and numerous moments worth checking out. The only downside of the issue is the separate art team which kicks in halfway through the book. The new team isn't bad but the switch is startling and each artist draws these characters in different ways. Aside from that, Jensen nails this issue of Godhead and it opens the door for some great things in the upcoming issues. I highly recommend this issue, unless you aren't reading Godhead. Then, you'll be in the Land of the Lost.

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10
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #38

Jan 14, 2015

With everything going on in this series and how it was tied into so many other events in the Green Lantern universe, it was safe to say fans had event fatigue from the past couple of years. What GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38 does well is break that fatigue and give readers something a bit more grounded. Van Jensen is setting up something dipped more in horror and lore than anything else and it feels like a science fiction story rather than a super-hero book, which is a fantastic way to get readers excited for this series again. This may be a two or three issue story, but if you've enjoyed any of the Green Lantern books in the past, you're going to want to pick this one up.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #39

Feb 11, 2015

There are a ton of these short, throw-away stories going on as DC moves into Convergence, but what GREEN LANTERN CORPS offers is a cool story that gives these characters some more development and humanizes them. Here, they're less "space cops" and more caring beings the reader can sympathize with. The Daggle parts of the story were alright, but the star of the show is John and Feska's story, along with the amazing art. It's going to be sad to see this book go, but at least we get one more issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) Annual #1

Jan 30, 2013

This was a fantastic Annual issue, and I love the fact it's not a stand-alone issue and that it ties into a bigger story arc. This really is the issue we've been waiting for as the Guardians and the Green Lanterns go head-to-head. The battle is fun and fulfilling, and the page layouts for the actual battle were pure eye candy. Lastly, the lead up to the next story arc is pretty darn good and it got me very excited to see where this series is going and how it will end.. On the down side, I wasn't a big fan of the Manhunter redesigns, and I would have liked to see more from the Red Lanterns.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #13

Aug 24, 2011

I really enjoyed this story as a whole. It's not part of a giant event, and it has that great Silver Age feel to it. Seeing Batman and Guy working together was really cool and we got to see how great Guy's power truly can be. On the downside, we get no closure to the team or the book as a whole and you feel a bit in the dark as the book ends. I do recommend this issue to anyone because frankly, it's the only issue in the entire run of any of the three Green Lantern books where you don't need any background info. It's a fun, self-contained story.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #1

Sep 28, 2011

Another 5/5 DC book in one week? Yep. I loved everything about this book, and even though I was a bit confused on when the Kyle joining the Corps took place because I wasn't sure if they rebooted that or not, everything else in this book was wonderful. It's a great intro to Kyle for new readers, and the other Corps, even though I think brand new DC readers may have trouble understanding the different Corps at first. Kirkham's art is all poster worthy, and Ruffino's colors on the constructs are wonderful. I highly recommend this book.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #2

Oct 26, 2011

Overall, I enjoyed the issue, but it was no where near as good as issue one. I'm loving the Kyle Rayner story as Ultimate Ring-barer, and I want to know how his powers will change. I'm glad that some of these B-List and C-List space characters have a place to call their home, and I loved the art on the splash pages. What I didn't like was the Ultimate Ring-barer costume Kyle wears at the end of the issue, and how every page just seemed dedicated to showing off how cool a character in the book was. Lastly, this issue completely changes the character of a Green Lantern staple, and it was a bummer for me. I recommend the series and issue though.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #4

Dec 28, 2011

You have four Lantern books to choose from: GREEN LANTERN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, NEW GUARDIANS, and RED LANTERNS. If you can only pick two of them, you should read GREEN LANTERN and NEW GUARDIANS, even if you're not a huge Kyle Rayner fan. This book is jam packed with everything a lantern corps fan could want. There's a few really cool plots revealed in this issue, the Blue Lantern Corps' powers have been changed, so they're a bit more useful, and so have the rest of the other corps powers. The only bad part of the book, which is just more confusing than anything is that I don't know when this takes place compared to the RED LANTERNS book. Overall, this is my second favorite of the Lantern books, and I highly recommend it.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #6

Feb 22, 2012

I'm still loving this series, and it is my favorite of all the Lantern books. It has a stellar art team, and the splash pages are beautiful. I loved the fight scenes in this issue, especially when they involved Arkillo. Invictus is a cool character, but I had a problem with him on my first read through because I felt he was like every other bad guy the Corps have faced before. Overall, I really like the series and this issue. I recommend it.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #9

May 23, 2012

Green Lantern: New Guardians does what many books fail to do well, take over another writer's mythos and work with it perfectly while continuing to build onto it. Bedard and Kirkham are a great team and I love what they're doing with this book. There's the start to a great story line as the Reach and the Blue Lantern Corps go at it here and I love how powerful the Reach truly are. This is the start to a great cross-over.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #12

Aug 22, 2012

I have a lot of love for this book because it's incredibly fun and builds well upon a greatly developed universe. I love how Sayd is portrayed in this issue and the explanation for her losing it. Levitucus finally grew on me as a character and the conclusion of that part of the story was really satisfying. I loved the action sequences and writing here, and the art is top notch.

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10
Green Lantern: New Guardians #35

Oct 15, 2014

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #35 is a huge hit. It's a great issue for readers to jump in on, but the issue doesn't spend the whole time catching said new readers up. It adds a lot of the overall story and most importantly, it's a really fun read. Jordan provides us with a story that adds a lot to the arc and gives the reader new insight into the New Gods, who aren't really the villains here, that we know of. If you've been enjoying Godhead, this is a must read, even if you've missed out on GLNG.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #37

Dec 17, 2014

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS#37 is a solid issue for Godhead but feels a tad like there's too many cooks in the kitchen. There's a pretty obvious line in the sand between the things Justin Jordan wanted to put into the book and the things he had to put into the book to move along the story. What we're left with is a decent issue that is by no means the worst part of this event, but a pretty middle of the road issue that serves the purpose of connecting a group of lanterns with each other. I'd still give this a mild recommendation because it is a lot of fun to read, but just a bit weaker than other Godhead issues.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #38

Jan 21, 2015

Where this book started and where it is at now are two insanely different things. GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS is an evolving book, which is something extremely cool about this series. However, this issue leaves the reader wanting something a bit more. The way it's set up is that we're going to have a one and done battle with a familiar face. The writing is good, the art is great, but the story is a bit disappointing. While this story has the potential to take some incredibly interesting turns, which Justin Jordan is easily capable of, this first issue falls relatively flat. If you loved Kyle's part in Godhead, then pick this one up for sure. There's some nice resolution here, but if you've fallen off the book, this won't rekindle your love for the series.

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6.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #6

Nov 18, 2015

GREEN LANTERN: LOST ARMY feels like it ended too early and the last issue could have easily been stretched to two, giving that final battle a more epic feel. The overall issue isn't bad, but it is a tad underwhelming and can be a bit bland. The concept of this book is fantastic and the opening installments were a great read, but this final issue left me a tad disappointed.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #1

Jun 15, 2016

Green Lanterns #1 is a very solid opening offering. The issue gives readers a good idea of what's coming down the pipeline, without distracting the reader from the action on the page. The issue is geared more towards longtime readers, which is great, since so many other books are gearing more towards newer readers. The only real problem is that it feels like it gets into the story a bit too quickly. There is some character development, but it might have been nice for things to have a bit slower pace. Regardless, this is a solid opening issue.

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4.0
Grifter #5

Jan 11, 2012

The art is good, the writing is good, the character is really cool, but this story is dull. Alongside that, everything else about this book is "blah," like a McDonald's Cheeseburger at 2A.M. after a long night of drinking. In concept, it's a great idea, but halfway through, you'll wish you made yourself a bowl of cereal at home. This is far from the worst of the New 52, but it's also far from the best. I do not recommend this issue. Here's to hoping the next story is a good one.

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10
Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Omega #1

Apr 22, 2015

It's the first time in a while, where the cross-over event doesn't disappoint. Black Vortex ends and it's pretty satisfying, but at the same time, we get a lot of other stuff to love in this issue, including a few things we're not spoiling here. The book looks good and reads great, so I highly recommend checking out one of Marvel's better cosmic events.

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6.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #21

Nov 19, 2014

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21 does not get off to a good start, but on the bright side, there's a ton of promise and potential to this story. This isn't a bad issue, but it is a big disappointment. Bendis isn't a bad writer, but this issue leaves readers feeling like they missed out on something. Luckily, the art on this book is worth the price of admission alone. "Planet of the Symbiotes" will hopefully be a great story, since it's a story that should be told.

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4.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #23

Jan 21, 2015

As The Planet of the Symbiotes closes up, it was easily one of the stories I was most excited for this year and one of the biggest let downs of the year. We get some great art and Venom in a cool, new costume which actually makes him fit on the team a whole lot better, but that's about it. This issue is a rushed information dump of everything Symbiote in order to progress to the next issue. This was a story that I wanted to be great, and it wasn't. If it weren't for the art, this would be rated a bit lower. Disappointment aside, if you want to see how Venom gets his new suit, saddle up. Otherwise, skip out on this one.

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8.0
Guarding the Globe Vol. 2 #4

Dec 5, 2012

GUARDING THE GLOBE 4 is a ton of fun and a perfect book for INVINCIBLE fans looks for something a little extra on the side. This is a great wrap up issue that leads on to something much bigger. The issue has quite a few big reveals in it, so it will keep you on your toes. Writer Phil Hester does a great job from start to finish here. Todd Nauck and John Rauch's art is great on this issue as well. While I felt a bit lost as a new reader, scenes like the one featuring Outrun and Best Tiger really made me feel comfortable while reading this issue.Overall, I highly recommend this issue. It was tons of fun and a book I plan on continuing reading.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #1

Jul 27, 2016

Overall, the first official issue of this series is a solid start. The Lantern books haven't been on the same page for quite some time, so it's nice to see Venditti and company bring everything back together. There is easily enough of a hook here to keep readers coming back, and it's leading to some interesting places. Plus, the Green Lantern Corps is finally back. Everything feels right again.

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10
Harbinger #0

Feb 6, 2013

Gregg has been preaching the awesomeness of this book to you for quite some time, and now, I'm doing the same. Valiant has been hitting some home runs (or consistently rolling 20s if you'd like a less jocky comparison) with their books, and HARBINGER is one of their best. It's not my favorite series they put out, but it's pretty darn close to it.HARBINGER 0 may not focus on Peter, but it's just as good as the rest of the series and you're going to want to read it. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and this series. It may help to read issues 1-8 but you'll still kind of understand what's going on here without it. Just buy this book already.

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8.0
Hardcore #1

May 16, 2012

Pilot Season: Hardcore is a fantastic issue, and one I'd like to see continue. It has a great concept and storyline, and I loved the idea of having an assassin's mind to into the body of someone else. Brian Stelfreeze's art is great here, and this book was filled with a lot of fun and fast paced action sequences.

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8.0
Harvest #1

Aug 1, 2012

I loved this first issue. What a great start to a new series. Image has done it... again, and no, I'm not tired of writing that. I love the story thus far and the mixture of set up and mystery with this world is perfect. Colin Lorimer's art is dar and beautiful and Lieberman's writing is stellar here.

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10
Harvest #3

Oct 3, 2012

Image Comics is the king of mini-series. They have been on this fantastic tear of dynamic and interesting stories featuring well-known and great upcoming talents. HARVEST is an awesome story that's very dark and delves into the world of black market organ trafficking. What I'm getting at is that HARVEST is right up my alley, and no, I'm not some weird creepy dude trying to steal your liver.

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10
Harvest #4

Nov 7, 2012

Every issue of this book has been great. HARVEST is a truly unique idea that works extremely well on the page. This issue was chalk full of suspense, and it's a book you should really check out. Aside from Lieberman's writing, Lorimer's art is tops. It's a great creative team that I would love seeing work together in the future.

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10
Hellblazer #300

Feb 20, 2013

It's sad to see HELLBLAZER go, and I know a lot of fans aren't too keen on the new series, but it is what it is. This final issue is a good wrap-up to the series, and is a tough read, for all the right reasons. I feel like I'm writing an obituary and not a review right now. HELLBLAZER is a great book, and one you really should start reading from the beginning of the series. Hell, even pick this one up, if you can since, on its own, it's an incredibly gripping issue.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #1

Dec 3, 2014

If you're looking for a jump on point for Hellboy or B.P.R.D., then HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D. is the perfect place for you to start reading. The issue is a ton of set-up but it's smooth and a really enjoyable read. It's great to see Maleev doing the art for a Hellboy book, and I'm pretty excited to see where this one goes. Overall, this is one of the best issues this week.

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8.0
Hinterkind #1

Oct 2, 2013

HINTERKIND delivers a fantastic opening issue to a new series. If you're a fan of stories set in a dystopian future where humans are struggling to survive, but the rest of the world is doing fine, then this is the book for you. If you really enjoy creatures and monsters from lore and myth and always wondered how they'd interact if they really existed, then again, this book is for you. Edginton and Trifogli deliver a Vertigo book that fits into the Vertigo imprint. It has elements of storytelling we've all grown up with but put into a more adult context. If you're looking for something new and interesting to read this week, then HINTERKIND is your book. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Hunger #3

Oct 2, 2013

So far, HUNGER has been interesting. It's been a pretty solid mini-series and a good follow-up to the events of AGE OF ULTRON. Issue #3 of HUNGER was ok, but it was a bit of a let down. The over-powered Galactus is very cool and Rick returning to Earth was also a very nice moment, but the book feels a bit jump, and there's a lot of high expectations going into this and readers may feel a bit let down. Overall, I say continue on with the book if you're a fan of the Ultimate universe, just to see how this all plays out.

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8.0
Hunger #4

Oct 16, 2013

HUNGER #4 delivers the fun and excitement of Hungry Hungry Hippos without the anger or palm blisters. When you look at the bigger picture of what's happening with the 616 and Ultimate Universes, HUNGER is an awesome story. It's a fun piece that moves the event forward and prepares fans for CATACLYSM. While readers know most of what is going to happen with this issue because the next event starts in November, there's still a few twist and turns along the way. Fialkov and Kirk do a great job with making this large scale event and battle feel epic. Overall, it's a great read for Ultimate Universe fans. I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Incredible Hulk (2009) #635

Aug 31, 2011

Is it weird to say that the interview alone is worth the $3.99 price tag? This issue is a great wrap-up to an amazing 5 year run on Incredible Hulk. The storyline itself was just ok for me, but the ending is what really made this a great issue. The elements Pak has created over the years are still in play. No "reset" button was hit so a new writer could have their way with the Hulk-iverse, but enough was wrapped-up where the reader doesn't have lingering questions. I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Incredible Hulk (2011) #3

Dec 21, 2011

Point blank, you should be reading this. This is currently the best that Marvel has to offer. It's a great book with a great story with a bit of role reversal. Hulk doesn't come off as the villain in this one, but Banner does. That being said, the mild "insanity factor" that Banner has in this series has been really cool. Also, Silvestri's art is reason enough to pick this series up. The only problem I had with this book was that there wasn't a great balance of action and story. It was way too action heavy. Do yourself a favor and pick this book up. I highly recommend it.

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8.0
Incredible Hulk (2011) #4

Jan 11, 2012

So close to a five for me. I love Jason Aaron's take on this character and the direction this book is going. It stands out on its own and is not in the shadow of Greg Pak's run. Banner works so well as the antagonist in this book, and I love the ending of this issue, which I will not spoil here. Although Silvestri is not the artist on this issue, Whilce Portacio takes over and does a heck of a job. On the bad side of things, there were a few panels where I hated the art, mainly on facial expressions. They were distorted and ugly. Lastly, I have no clue why Amanda Von Doom is in this issue. She just doesn't help progress or do anything within the story. Overall, again, this is my favorite ongoing Marvel book, and I can't recommend this book enough.

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8.0
Incredible Hulk (2011) #5

Feb 8, 2012

While I am really not digging the art on this issue, I can look past it because I love this series. Jason Aaron has completely stepped out of the shadow of Greg Pak's run and made Incredible Hulk his own, unique book. I love the mixture of ideas from other works into this story, and I really enjoyed the origin between the Banner/Hulk split. You really should be reading this series. This story just keeps getting better and better. I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Incredible Hulk (2011) #6

Mar 14, 2012

I'm still loving this series. It's a fresh story to an age old character and this issue leaves the reader on a cliffhanger. I loved the description of the tech Banner was using, and the fact that Hulk really isn't the bad guy here since he's saved Banner numerous times. I loved the transition between past and present in this issue, but I still have a problem with the art because to me it's a bit inconsistent in the faces. Overall, I highly recommend this series and this issue. You will not be disappointed.

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6.0
Incredible Hulk (2011) #8

May 30, 2012

It's a right down the middle issue. I was a little bummed with a few things, but I was surprised by a few others. I enjoyed the reverse side of the Banner/Hulk world here as we only see the world through the eyes of the Hulk as he tries to figure out what crazy old Banner has been up to.

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6.0
Infestation 2 #2

Apr 11, 2012

I'm a bit down the middle on this issue. Overall, I did really enjoy it on its own, but when compared to the other two-part stories, it was a bit disappointing.

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8.0
Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night #1

Apr 4, 2012

So far, this is my third favorite of the Infestation 2 tie-ins, behind TMNT and G.I. Joe. Although it may be quick, this book does a great job at combining these two different worlds in a creative way. I've always been a fan of 30 Days of Night and I've been enjoying Infestation 2 immensely.

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4.0
Infestation 2: Dungeons and Dragons #1

Feb 15, 2012

Out of all the Infestation 2 books, I was least excited to read this one simply because I know nothing about the series, and I had a feeling for me it would be the hardest to follow. The book isn't for me, and I'd recommend the main Infestation series and the Transformers tie-in far and above this one, unless Dungeons and Dragons is a series you currently follow. I loved the last six pages of this issue and the overall art and look, but I found that fantasy books really aren't for me, and I felt a bit lost with this world and it's characters.

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8.0
Infestation 2: G.I. Joe #1

Mar 14, 2012

As for the Infestation 2 tie-ins, this is my second favorite behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While the story is starting to feel formulaic, like the rest of the tie-ins, I really enjoyed it, and I liked the idea of the creatures infecting the Vipers. I really enjoyed the art on this issue, and the conclusion to this issue was by far the best part of it because it was just full of some awesome action scenes. Overall, I'd recommend not just to G.I. Joe fans or Infestation fans, but to anyone looking to branch out a bit more. G.I. Joe H.P. Lovecraft = A really cool book. That's some solid math for you.

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10
Infestation 2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Mar 7, 2012

This was the Infestation 2 cross-over I was looking forward to the most and it totally didn't let me down. To be honest, I thought it would be a 3 or maybe a 4 out of 5, but I was blown away by it. The art was breath-taking and it had me smiling ear-to-ear from start to finish. I loved Mark Torres art and Jay Fotos colors in this issue. It reminded me a lot of Mike Mignola with a bit more pop in the color department. It had some great character design as well. The writing was just as strong as the art and the story had a great solid pace to it. The end of this issue was great, and I cannot wait to continue reading. Even if you're not reading the Infestation 2 story arc, I still say get this book. It's my favorite thing I've read this week.

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8.0
Infestation 2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2

Mar 21, 2012

Best Infestation 2 tie-in story. Both issues were so much fun, and it is definitely a two-parter you should pick up. I love the artwork of Mike Torres and Jay Fotos. They have great style, form, and the art really catches your attention. The writing is also top notch and it has a great sense of humor to it throughout the issue.

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8.0
Infestation 2: Transformers #1

Feb 1, 2012

I've always loved the idea of all the IDW books crossing over, but I wasn't too keen on the first Infestation series because I'm annoyed with zombies being tossed into everything. So far, I really like the second volume of Infestation, and even moreso, I really like the Transformers tie-in. I thought HP Lovecraft and Transformers is a bold, unique, and incredibly unconventional combination that works very well on the page. It is a great read, and I found myself loving the art over everything else. The only real down side was that there was too much explanatory dialogue for my liking, which included character mumbling to themselves... underwater. I truly enjoyed this book and would recommend it, but try to get a copy of Infestation 2 number 1 before diving in.

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8.0
Injection #1

May 13, 2015

INJECTION is easily one of the weirder books I've read this year. At first, I couldn't make heads or tails of it, but as I digested the contents of the piece, I began to start to see what makes this issue something readers should throw on their pull list. Seeing Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire working together again is a breath of fresh air and while this first issue didn't blow me away, it's something I am really want to continue reading, and that's what matters. This is some of Shalvey and Bellaire's best work to date, so while INJECTION may not be a book that appeals to everyone, I highly recommend checking this first issue out and sticking with it to see how it plays out.

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10
Invincible #88

Feb 1, 2012

If you don't read INVINCIBLE, you're either crazy, broke, or hate super-hero comics. I think that sums it up. This is an amazing book. It's one of my favorite series and this issue ranks up there for me. I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Do yourself a favor and read this issue, read this series. This is the comic that super-hero fans deserve. I highly, HIGHLY recommend this issue.

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10
Invincible #89

Feb 29, 2012

I love this series, and I'll say this for the 100th time, "This is my favorite super-hero book on the shelves." I really enjoyed this issue and the reason why Bulletproof got to put on Mark's costume. It makes perfect sense, and it doesn't feel forced. Once again, I love this art team, and I think they're leading the way for how super hero comics should be drawn. I'm becoming more and more of a fan of General Thragg because he's a character you love to hate and hate to love. Overall, I highly recommend this series because it's what super hero books should strive towards.

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8.0
Invincible #90

Apr 4, 2012

This is a book you should be reading. I say it almost every month, and I truly mean it. Kirkman and Ottley put together an amazing book, month after month, that always pleases. For me, this issue wasn't the greatest in the series, but I still think an ok issue of Invincible is better than 90% of the books out there.

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8.0
Invincible #91

May 9, 2012

Sadly, this is one of my least favorite issues of Invincible, but as I've said in the past, a bad issue of Invincible is still better than the best issues of most of what's on the shelves. This issue is building up to something greater, and while it's a bummer that we just mainly get set up here, there is a lot of greatness in this issue.

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8.0
Invincible #94

Aug 22, 2012

Invincible 94 is a very good issue. It has a great ending, and the Robot and Monster Girl story in the Flaxian Dimension is fantastic. Ryan Ottley does a fantastic job with art, as always, and the reveal page was awesome.

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10
Invincible #100

Jan 30, 2013

INVINCIBLE 100 is an amazing read, but not for the reasons a milestone issue is usually great. It explores this world and its characters on a deeper level after a world changing event. While this story was fantastic, I think the road ahead will be even better as we see how these characters adjust to the changes here. What really makes this such a great issue is the dialogue Mark has during his time in this dark place as he reevaluates what it means to be a hero and they choices heroes have to make.As always, the art here is fantastic, and you'll be treated to a lot of great storytelling through the art and fantastic splash pages. This is one of the best art teams working today.Overall, INVINCIBLE 100 is a phenomenal issue and a must buy.

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10
Invincible Iron Man #521

Jul 18, 2012

I loved this issue. Everything about it screams "amazing." Fraction has done a great job with this world and its characters and I can't wait to continue reading. I love where this book is and where it's heading to. Salvador Larroca and FrankD'Armata do an amazing job on art, and this book is full of depth and is so well-defined.

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8.0
Invincible Iron Man #522

Aug 1, 2012

Overall, the past two stories have been a 5/5 for me. This one hit a little bit of a slump with me because I found the Mandarin/Tony Stark scenes so much more intriguing, but it was still a great book. We got to see a great possibly updated history of the Mandarin as well as what Tony Stark's real plans are. I loved the art and writing on this book, as always.

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8.0
Invincible Iron Man #527

Oct 24, 2012

It's sad to see this amazing creative team off of this book, but I'm so glad they had their chance to tell these stories. Fraction and Larroca's run on Invincible Iron Man was phenomenal. This final issue may have felt a bit short, and it left me wanting so much more, but overall, it was a success and filled with some fantastic moments.

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8.0
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #2

Oct 21, 2015

The series is off to a promising start and while it's a bit slower-paced and it feels like the book is holding too much information back from the reader, overall, it's a really fun read and a series I'm fully invested in already. Marquez and Ponsor do some phenomenal work on the book as well. This is a solid, fun issue and I highly recommend it.

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8.0
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #4

Jul 1, 2014

IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON is a bit different than the other Marvel books on the shelf, which many have taken a more light-hearted and fun approach to story telling. This book is dark and sad, without over-doing it. Danny Rand's past is explored and he has a lot of demons in his past which still haunt him to this day. This is an Iron Fist for a new generation of Marvel readers and Andrews is doing a fine job at putting together a first story arc which isn't just strong. It's also shaping who Danny Rand is now in the Marvel Universe. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Iron Patriot #1

Mar 25, 2014

IRON PATRIOT #1 does a fine job of establishing this character and world he lives in. It also gives readers a fine look into the direction this book is heading. Kot focuses more on the Rhodes family and Rhodes connecting more to his home country. Brown's artwork isn't exactly traditional, but for the most part, it really works well in this issue, along with Charalamidis' colors, except with straight-on close-ups of Rhodes, which look a tad awkward. All-in-all, this is a promising start to a new series, and while it won't blow readers away, it will easily keep them invested in the character and the future issues of the series. Overall, I recommend this issue.

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8.0
Iron Patriot #4

Jun 18, 2014

Kot, Brown, and Chralampidis provide readers with a book that's one-part family, one-part fighting the system, and one-part eye candy. This book is surprisingly good, considering it features a character that has had a few struggles in the past with his own on-going. This may not be the best jumping-on point, but this is still a series that is worthy of being on fans' pull-lists. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth #1

Aug 3, 2016

The first issue of Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth is an entertaining read. While it does pull from a lot of familiar elements, overall, this book speaks to an older comic reader in ways most series don't. It's an issue that shows a couple of creators having fun and including the reader in said fun.

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8.0
JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #1

Dec 19, 2012

JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL 1 is a very cool book. It has this very unique sense of style in the art and in the story. Harris' art is something that will keep you coming back for more, as well as some of these characters. The downside to this issue is that you may have to give it a couple read throughs to fully capture this story, since it is a first issue and there's a lot being thrown at you right away.Overall, I loved this issue and I highly recommend it.JSA Libery Files: The Whistling Skull gets 4 Whistling Skulls out of 5

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8.0
JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #2

Jan 23, 2013

I feel that by the time this Whistling Skull section of this comic is finished, and I can sit down and read it all in one sitting, it will be a no brainer 5/5 for me. As this stands as a single issue, I have a few small problems with the story and it's a bit jumpy for me. However, this is a fantastic issue, and a big departure from the other DC books on the shelves. It's brilliant in so many ways. If we could give half stars away, it would be a 4.5/5.Moore and Harris make a wonderful team, and overall, I highly recommend picking up this issue, as well as the first one.

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8.0
Judge Dredd #1

Nov 21, 2012

JUDGE DREDD 1 is a fantastic start to a new series that embraces the old and adds a dash new to the series. If you've ever been interested in getting started in the world of Judge Dredd, this is a good place to jump on. It's extremely new reader friendly. The writing is very solid on both stories and so is the art.

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8.0
Judge Dredd #2

Dec 19, 2012

Just like issue one of JUDGE DREDD, the first story was fantastic, but the back-up had a few problems in the art department. I really like how this book has two stories in it, and how it's gradually building the Dredd world for new readers. Both stories are incredibly fun, and the art in Cover Me was awesome.I made this book a book to watch on Top of the Pile and I stand firmly by that, since I think Sweirczynski is doing some awesome things here. Overall, I recommend this issue."Cover Me" - 4/5"The Good Parts" - 3/5JUDGE DREDD #2 gets 4 Drokks out of 5

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8.0
Judge Dredd #3

Jan 23, 2013

I'm a big fan of this new JUDGE DREDD series, but this issue is by far the best yet. Both stories were incredibly enjoyable and both had some fantastic art. I was a little confused by the time line for both stories and I wasn't a fan of the cat meme reference. However, I thought the look through Judge Tarjay's eyes was a compelling story, and I cannot wait to see next month's issue.Overall, I highly recommend this issue and series.

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8.0
Judge Dredd #4

Feb 20, 2013

IDW's JUDGE DREDD book is a great way to introduce American readers to this character. It's essentially a Dredd gateway drug. We get two very good stories by writer Duane Swierczynski, that take a look at different sides of the future way of life in Mega City One."We've Got You Now" - 3/5"Fugitive Daze" - 5/5Overall, I still highly recommend this issue and this series, but if you're new jump on at issue one, and if you can't get that one from your LCS, pick up issue three.

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8.0
Judge Dredd #6

Apr 17, 2013

JUDGE DREDD has been a fantastic series so far, and I really like what Swierczynski is doing with this property. While I wasn't the biggest fan of the back-up story here, the art was fantastic, and the same goes with the opening story as well. This is a great book for old and new Dredd fans alike.

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6.0
Judge Dredd #7

May 22, 2013

The issue was a bit of a disappointment for me. The JUDGE DREDD series has been on quite the roll, and while I enjoyed the overall issue, I felt it was a tad disjointed and trying to hard to jump back to an unresolved story that happening in issue 3. It was something I didn't really remember and I needed a refresher. However, Swierczyski's writing is solid. I like his dialogue and overall tone in the issue and I love Daniel's art. This is a great creative team.

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10
Judge Dredd: Year One #1

Mar 20, 2013

JUDGE DREDD: YEAR ONE is seriously fun. It's gritty, dark, and exactly what I'd want from a contemporary Dredd book. The art and writing team here are fantastic, and while the title doesn't explain how or why Dredd became who he is, this is still a good look into the first year of Dredd as a Judge. Honestly, I'm very surprised how good this book is because at times, companies can over-franchise books, and usually when that happens, they sacrifice quality just to get books onto the shelf. We have the exact opposite here. As first issues go, JUDGE DREDD: YEAR ONE is a better book than IDW's JUDGE DREDD (which is also a fantastic book). Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Judge Dredd: Year One #2

Apr 24, 2013

Overall, JUDGE DREDD: YEAR ONE #2 is an incredibly cool book that ends up being a big game changer and more than just an "early years" book. I'm for sure on board now for the rest of the series. The writing is very solid and the art is fantastic here. On the downside, I wasn't too keen on Dredd's decision on the final pages of this issue. It seemed out of character and brash. And, just like I said last time, the title of this book doesn't reflect its contents.

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6.0
Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games #4

Dec 7, 2011

Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games is my new guilty pleasure book. I'm not saying it's a bad book by any means. It's a middle-of-the-road book that makes up for its not-so-great elements with an immense amount of fun. Did you like the movie Jurassic Park? Do you like people riding dinosaurs? Do you like survival stories? Do you like raptors taking the elevator? (Yes, that happens in this issue) If so, you truly will like this book. It's a book you can read while sitting in the easy chair and sip a glass of your favorite drink. While it's only a 3 out of 5, I recommend this book.

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8.0
Justice League #16

Jan 23, 2013

JUSTICE LEAGUE 16 is a dynamite cross-over and Throne of Atlantis is shaping up to be a lot more epic than anyone could have imagined. It's going to bring a lot of heroes in the DCU together, and it may break a lot of relationships as well.While I truly enjoyed this book, and I didn't have any real problems with it, I didn't find myself loving it as much as I thought I would. I felt a tad bit let down, but oh well. It was still a dynamite issue regardless of that.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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10
Justice League #17

Feb 20, 2013

I am extremely satisfied with the conclusion of Throne of Atlantis. It was much better than I could have ever imagined. It's awesome, and you should read it. The art is great. The writing is great. The story is not what I expected it to be. It's not a perfect book, but it's one of my favorites of the month.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Justice League #18

Mar 20, 2013

JUSTICE LEAGUE #18 is a pretty down the middle issue. The art is ok. The story is ok. Nothing really wowed me here. I like seeing these heroes act like normal human beings, and I liked seeing some of the DCU characters that aren't currently involved in other books. Two out of the three recruits for the Justice League are a swell idea. I don't mention the back-up because, as I've said before on the CV Podcast, I'm not a fan. Gary Frank's art is nice, but I don't care for how the story is being set up. On the confusing side of things, why is Aquaman hanging out with the Justice League? Isn't he leading Atlantis?This was a down the middle issue.

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8.0
Justice League #21

Jun 26, 2013

I want Billy, and friends, to have their own on-going series... as long as Johns is writing it and Frank is drawing it. While this isn't a JUSTICE LEAGUE issue, per se, and I wasn't too pleased with how Black Adam was handled at the end of the issue, everything else about this issue was an A . Gary Frank really does something special here with his art. Even if you haven't been reading JUSTICE LEAGUE, at all, I'd still say go pick this one up. Sure, you'd be a bit confused with what's going on, but you'll have a good understanding of the story and its characters by the end of the issue.

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10
Justice League #22

Jul 10, 2013

I had high expectations for this book because I'm such a fan of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, THE PHANTOM STRANGER, and PANDORA. That section of the DC Universe is by far my favorite part. Luckily, this book did not disappoint me. It's a blast. Johns, along the other creative types that worked on Trinity War, has a great start to what seems to be a worthwhile cross-over. JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 is the start to something great. Sure, something big and controversial happens here, but that's not what the book, as a whole is about. Take it for what it is, the centerpiece of the story.

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6.0
Justice League #29

Apr 16, 2014

JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 is fun and pretty good, but not great. It provides a story that is much more suited for brand new readers than anything else, since it feels more like recap and reintroductions rather than brand new story. The last portion of this book was a bit silly, but overall, readers do get the fight they're waiting for and it is a bit of fun. The art is pretty solid throughout, but the colors of Reis really shine here. Overall, it was an ok read and gets a mild recommendation.

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8.0
Justice League #34

Oct 1, 2014

There's a lot of great things happening in JUSTICE LEAGUE #34, but there's also a lot of just "so-so" moments. For me, the issue breaks the 4-star barrier, but not by much. The scenes with Power Ring and Flash were awesome, as well as anything involving the Rogues. The art is both hit and miss for me, as a fan of Scott Kolins work. He's at the top of his game here, but I feel he lost a bit of what attracted me to him, as an artist, in the first place. Overall, it was a solid issue and sets up the rest of the story pretty dang well.

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8.0
Justice League #40

Apr 29, 2015

JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 is a pretty big info dump. Luckily, it's done pretty dang well and does a fantastic job at getting the reader excited for the upcoming Darkseid War. More than anything, it's really nice to have this book during this month as a break from CONVERGENCE. It's a breath of fresh air and gives readers something to look forward to. I highly recommend check this out this week just so you can take a break from the event.

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10
Justice League #49

Apr 27, 2016

JUSTICE LEAGUE #49 does a stellar job at building on this epic story while getting readers ready for the finale. It's exciting, without being a whole issue of people punching each other. Dialogue is the driving force of the book and Johns keeps everything moving through that while developing some newer characters in some key moments. This is one of the best comics this week, and I highly recommend you check this issue out.

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10
Justice League Dark #0

Sep 26, 2012

This is one of the top issue 0s that DC has put out. JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK 0 is a fantastic jump on point for new readers and reintroduces the world to two characters most people know but may not be too familliar with: Constantine and Zatanna. It's a fantastic story from start to finish.

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6.0
Justice League Dark #5

Jan 25, 2012

Like I said, it's a middle road book. Nothing really bad about it and nothing really great about it. I'm hoping the next story line will offer a bit more, especially to new reader, since I don't feel this is a new reader friendly book. The issue wraps up the story pretty well and the art and writing are pretty solid. However, Xanadu is annoyingly whiny and naggy and I just don't care for some of the members of this team. Overall, I'll say you may want to skip this issue unless you're a fan of one of the characters in this book or a fan one of them members of the creative team.

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10
Justice League Dark #12

Aug 22, 2012

What a fantastic issue, and what a fantastic series since Lemire took over. I love everything he's putting into this book and how the line between DC and Vertigo elements is becoming so blurred. This book has wonderful writing on it as well as wonderful art. It's a match made in Limbo.

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10
Justice League Dark #13

Oct 24, 2012

I love JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. Since Jeff Lemire has taken over this book, it's become one of my favorites at DC. This is a fantastic issue where we get to see one house chase another through Limbo. Sure, that's not all that happened, but it's my favorite moment of the week. We get to see some great fight scenes here and this issue ends on a bit of a downer. The writing and art are top notch. I highly recommend you go back and pick up issue 9 to get caught up. This issue is my pick of the week!

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8.0
Justice League Dark #15

Jan 2, 2013

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK continues to be a fantastic book that incorporates lesser known elements from the DC universe into a well-written, well-drawn book. While I am not the biggest fan that this book jumps from location to location a bit too quickly for me, I loved the issue and I can put up with that as long as JLD keeps being this good.Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Justice League Dark #16

Jan 30, 2013

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK 16 is another hit! This is a side of the DC Universe so many Vertigo fans want to see in the mainstream books. Writers Jeff Lemire & Ray Fawkes are doing some unbelievably fantastic things on this book, and it will suck you right in. Artist Mikel Janin is also a huge part of what makes this issue (and series) so good, since he "kills it" every month. My only problems with the issue was the Face Off creature in the beginning. I was just a little annoyed that it's in the book. Also, I never can understand why someone who can't lie still has to give away important information. This is another one of those times where I really wish we had 1/2 stars.Overall, I highly recommend this series and issue.

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6.0
Justice League Dark #18

Mar 27, 2013

Even a mediocre issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is better than any other book with "Justice" in its title. It is still a very good issue, but the ending was a bit of a let down. I'm very excited to continue on with this series though, and Lemire and Fawkes has done a great job with the writing so far. Janin's art is amazing here, and we get treated to some beautiful fight scenes.Overall, I give this a mild recommendation.

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10
Justice League Dark #19

Apr 24, 2013

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK continues to be one of my favorite DC books on the shelves, right now. This new story line is extremely promising and I love the reveal at the end. While Janin didn't do all the art himself of this book, the finishes of Vicente Cifuentes and the colors of Jeromy Cox were a great touch to the overall issue. Having Flash on the cover didn't really reflect what was going on in the overall issue, but this was the best gate fold cover so far, in terms of actually making sense with the story.

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10
Justice League Dark #22

Jul 24, 2013

Trinity War is awesome. I'm super-pleased with how this event is going. This issue really defines what the title Trinity War means and where it's going. I loved Lemire's and Janin's depiction of Wonder Woman and Superman here. JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK continues to be my favorite team book, and the tie-in works so well. I had a couple of minor complaints about The Question and Aquaman's involvement, but aside from that, this was one fantastic issue.

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6.0
Justice League Dark #23.2

Sep 18, 2013

Overall, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ECLIPSO was an ok issue. Storywise, it's ok. Gordon isn't the most thrilling character and his backstory was so-so; however, the art here, minus one problematic area, was stellar. The way this team executed these pages was brilliant and it really spiced this issue up. I'm curious to see how Eclipso will work as a Justice League Dark villain, but we'll have to wait and see. Overall, I give this issue a mild recommendation, mainly because these page layouts are incredibly cool.

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8.0
Justice League Dark #24

Oct 23, 2013

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK may have a new writer, but it's still an awesome book. J.M. DeMatteis provides a fun and somber issue here that will have you wanting more. Janin and Cox do some fantastic work on the art here, and even though I'm not the biggest fan of Nightmare Nurse, I really like the direction this is heading and the set-up for Blight. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Justice League International #1

Sep 7, 2011

I didn't expect every single new 52 book to be a home run. While this book may be an amazing place to start reading JLI, meaning you need almost no background info to enjoy it, readers may find a bit of fault in the dated art and writing, even though I personally like the writing. If you love Booster Gold, you'll definitely like the part he plays in the book; however, you'll miss out on the Booster/Ted Kord dynamic from the older series. Everything comes together a tad too quickly in this issue, and while it was fun overall, it left me feeling like I missed out on something. I recommend this book, but be aware it's not the hit many of us hoped for.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2013) #7

Aug 14, 2013

Trinity War has been a very satisfying event, thus far, and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 delivers a fantastic part to this overall story. Writers Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire continue to present the reader an interesting and compelling read. While there were a ton of inkers and colors on this book, there was only one problematic page because of it and Doug Mahnke's art was overall very solid work. If you've been enjoying Trinity War so far, you'll really enjoy this issue as well.

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10
Justice League United #1

May 14, 2014

On paper, the idea of this book had a few fans scratching their head. However, the execution of this book is one heck of a fun ride. It is so refreshing to have a Justice League book that is actually fun to read but isn't trying to be a humor book. Lemire takes a step away from his normal story tone and gives readers something incredibly entertaining that they will not want to put down. JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 is a book you need to pick up this week, even if you missed the #0 issue.

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8.0
Justice League United #2

Jun 11, 2014

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED is still setting up the story for the series, but Jeff Lemire is doing a fine job here in issue #2. There's a few problems with driving the point home that Byth is evil, and the fact that Supergirl's appearance feels a bit forced, but aside from those two things, JLU is a very fun book, which is something DC really needed. At times, it's funny, but overall, the art and writing are wonderful and provide a great home for these characters. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Justice League: Darkseid War: Batman #1

Oct 28, 2015

DARKSEID WAR: BATMAN was interesting, to say the least. It really delves into the mind of Bruce Wayne and what he'd do with absolute knowledge. There are some moments that are a little bit of a head scratcher and un-Batman-like, but it's hard to make a final judgement on that because we don't know what the Mobius Chair does to the people sitting in it. Overall, this is a nice addition to one of the best Justice League stories in years.

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8.0
Justice League: Darkseid War: Special #1

Apr 6, 2016

The Darkseid War Special was fun and gave a lot more depth to both Jessica Cruz and Grail. You don't have to read this if you're following the main storyline, but it's highly recommended, as it fleshes out Grail and Cruz as characters, while building a little bit on the plot. The art is great but Sinclair's colorwork is the shining star here. If you've been loving Darkseid War, check this issue out.

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6.0
Justice League: Rebirth #1

Jul 6, 2016

Overall, Justice League Rebirth offers a pretty good starter issue for those who have been out of the DC loops for the past few years. However, longtime readers will find this issue to be "more of the same," with very little pushing the new series forward, aside from new members joining the team. It tells a story that feels a bit too large for one issue. It's a down the middle of the road book. It's not bad. It's not great, but it does make us very curious as to where Hitch is going to go from here, and that's a good thing.

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6.0
KISS #1

Jun 13, 2012

Oh boy. This one was a tough one for me. I'm a KISS fan, but I just didn't like KISS in this comic. I like the concepts and ideas, but seeing the band didn't feel right. There's an incredible amount of creative talent on this book from Igle and Rydall.

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8.0
Kiss Kids #1

Aug 21, 2013

Whether you're into KISS, trying to get your kid into KISS, or you're bored, KISS KIDS is an incredibly fun read for all ages. The creative team on this book is fantastic, and while it's a bit jarring that these stories are only one to two pages long, in the end it's a very strong all ages book. However, you don't have to be a KISS fan to appreciate this title. If you're looking for a fun read, then this is the book for you.

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8.0
Klaus #2

Dec 16, 2015

KLAUS is an intriguing concept that delivers a fun story, with some darker undertones. Grant Morrison and Dan Mora provide an entertaining and thrilling issue that continues to build the mythos of Klaus. BOOM! Studios has something awesome here that is great to read for the holiday season.

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8.0
Legendary Star-Lord #9

Feb 18, 2015

The newest chapter of Black Vortex is a bit of fun and puts one of the classic X-Men character into a new costume for the event, which is incredibly cool looking. The art and writing are fantastic for the issue, but where this issue of STAR-LORD drops the ball a bit is letting the readers know why these characters find the Black Vortex to be such a threat. Regardless, this is a fun issue and fans of the Kitty and Peter relationship are going to want to read this, as there seem to be some trouble in paradise here.

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8.0
Legendary Star-Lord #11

Apr 15, 2015

Surprisingly, Black Vortex has been pretty great, with only one issue to go. I say "surprisingly" because the past few events and cross-overs and floundered towards the end of the story, but Black Vortex still has my attention. The writing is delightful and the art is near perfection. The only problem with this chapter is that is services the story between Kitty and Peter more than the story for the Black Vortex. Regardless, you should still check this one out.

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10
Legendary Star-Lord #12

May 13, 2015

If you're looking for a great comic to read that also has the Collector crying, then this is the issue for you. Sure, Peter and Kitty aren't a part of the issue, but the Victoria and Collector story stands on its own and it's actually an incredibly fun issue with a great sense of humor, minus the flashback scenes. Those are actually a bit depressing, but give better insight into Victoria and J-Son's relationship. I cannot wait to see what's in store for Peter and Kitty post-Secret Wars, as well as J-Son and Victoria. I highly recommend this issue.

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4.0
Legion of Super-Heroes (2011) #1

Sep 21, 2011

It's not a bad book, but it's not great either. It's a little bit less than "down the middle." Legion isn't the most accessible comic, and this book doesn't really help at all. In fact, that's my major complaint. I've wanted to get into L.O.S.H. for a while, and every time I pick up an issue I'm utterly confused. The art style is great, and the actual dialogue is good, but this the story is so jump and it's a disappointing first issue. Let's just see how the next couple issues turn out.

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6.0
Li'l Battlestar Galactica #1

Jan 15, 2014

Obviously, expecting a big, in-depth story from a one-shot is a lot, especially if it's one of these "Li'l" books. However, this issue, while it was a ton of fun, failed to hit the mark and is down the middle of the road. Seeing Art and Franco take control of these characters was really cool and it was very entertaining, but there's not much to it. If you're an Art and Franco fan, pick this book up; otherwise, you may want to pass.

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8.0
Li'l Vampi #1

Jan 8, 2014

LI'L VAMPI is a ton of fun. Sure, there's some folks out there who don't like the "li'l-cizing" of their favorite characters, but those folks just don't know how to have a good time. Dynamite has something special here, and this is something I'd love to see as a mini-series or on-going, as long as Agnes Garbowski is attached. Pick this up for yourself of you kid, they'll have a ton of fun with it. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Lobo #1

Oct 1, 2014

LOBO was a little bit of a let down. I was very excited for this new series, and while what was presented wasn't bad by any means, it didn't live up to expectations. However, there is a ton of potential in this series and it's worth picking up at least the first half of this arc to see how things go. I'll give this a recommendation, but with the hope this is going to be great because of Bunn and Brown are the creative team here.

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10
Loki: Agent of Asgard #1

Feb 3, 2014

LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD isn't without its faults. Sure, the story may feel a tad forced and just a way for the hyper-popular Loki to get his own book, but I found myself really loving what is going on, and I'm normally not a fan of anything Asgard. This was an incredibly fun read, and while it be pretty easy to toss this book a 4/5, I can't remember the last time a creative team made me enjoy a character I normally couldn't care less about. Ewing and Garbett deliver a very new reader friendly book with an ending that will have readers very excited. It's easy to get hooked on this book, if you're new. Overall, I'd recommend this issue.

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8.0
Loki: Agent of Asgard #2

Mar 5, 2014

While the last issue was a 5/5 for me, this one gets a 4, even though I liked it more than the first issue. The problem is that the tone feels so different from that first issue and readers are missing out on what the last issue left us with. However, if this series keeps in tone with this issue, Ewing has a dynamite series on his hands. Try this book out. It's a lot of fun and has an extremely interesting concept.

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6.0
Loki: Agent of Asgard #3

Apr 2, 2014

LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #3 isn't a bad issue by any means, but it's a bit of a lull in the series. Those who picked up this issue, who aren't well-versed in everything Asgard may feel a bit lost in the shuffle, and Loki's history being rewritten is a bit tough to swallow. However, the overall series shows a ton of promise, so while this issue wasn't one of my favorite reads because I'm one of those people that isn't a huge Asgardian fan, this is still an incredibly intriguing book and one to keep on your pull list.

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8.0
Lost Vegas #1

Mar 6, 2013

Issue one of LOST VEGAS is a very solid start. It's an interesting concept that is executed extremely well. The story may be a little much to handle, but overall, it's very intriguing. McCann and Lee have what seems like to be a top notch book on the shelves here. I love the story and the concept, and the art is brilliant, even if I had a few problems with it here and there.Overall, I highly recommend this book.

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6.0
Lost Vegas #3

May 29, 2013

LOST VEGAS is a science fiction series with some brilliant ideas that has the same problem many other science fiction series have, and that's throwing too much foreign ideas at the reader too quickly. There's this very fine balance with sci-fi where you need to over-explain things to a certain extent, but not too much where we feel overburdened with exposition. This issue did both of those things. It's a tough genre to master, but this is still a good book overall. It's compelling and there's a few concepts in here that I love.

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10
Magneto (2014) #1

Mar 4, 2014

The majority of the time, when a member of the X-Men gets their own solo book, it lacks purpose and direction. It feels like a cash grab, waiting to fizzle out into cancellation. MAGNETO is a book with a purpose and it feels right. This first issue really sticks with the reader because of the tone and it blew me away. This book has a very talented writing and art team behind it. This first issue really grabs you, and while there are a few small problems, like what's going on with Mangeto's powers and it being tough to swallow that Magneto is a bit of a Punisher archetype, the overall book is still fantastic.

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10
Magneto (2014) #2

Apr 2, 2014

MAGNETO is a book you don't expect but one that you need. It's so different from the rest of Marvel's books, as it comes off as a street-level, gritty, detective book and not the super-hero/villain book fans would expect this character to star in. Cullen Bunn has crafted something special here that is far more appealing than the solicits make it out to be. Walta and Bellaire do a phenomenal job with the art. This is quickly becoming one of my top reads at Marvel. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Magneto (2014) #3

May 7, 2014

It's hard to pick a book from these new Marvel #1s to call "my favorite," but MAGNETO is up there. It has a look and feel that distinctly sets it apart from the rest of the Marvel universe with a compelling character involved in an intriguing detective story with a bit of brutal violence thrown into the mix. This is a series more people should jump on. It's haunting and mesmerizing. Go buy it, now.

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10
Magneto (2014) #4

May 21, 2014

MAGNETO #4 is one fantastic read. It let's readers really get into the head of one of Marvel's most infamous villains and follows him on a journey to avenge his follow people. The book is brutal, sad, and hopeful all at the same time. Bunn, Fernandez, and Bellaire have crafted quite an extremely intriguing book that makes you feel for this character and look at him in a whole new light. Hopefully, this series continues to impress as it has the past four issues. Overall, I highly recommend this book.

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8.0
Magneto (2014) #6

Jul 2, 2014

MAGNETO continues to be an adventure through brutality to those who deserve it. If you're looking for a book that can be described as "wrath," then this is for you. Cullen Bunn is doing an incredible job with this series and this character and I love that he's embracing particular moments from Magneto's past. The biggest problem with the book is that the color isn't up to par and there's a couple small problems with the art, but all-in-all, MAGNETO is one hell of a series.

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8.0
Magneto (2014) #7

Jul 16, 2014

MAGNETO is a book you can't put down. It's exciting and an adventure you know you shouldn't be seeing, but you can't look away. This issue tones down the violence and brutality a bit, but it's still an incredibly engaging read. The biggest problem, overall, is the jumpiness of the art. There's two different artists and two different colorists and they do not mesh well together at all. However, overall this is a fantastic series and anyone who has ever been a fan of Magento should be reading this.

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8.0
Magnus: Robot Fighter #1

Mar 12, 2014

MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER #1 is a great start to a new series that is a ton of fun to read. Van Lente does a phenomenal job at setting this book up and readers will really love how this issue, as a whole, plays out. Obviously, Magnus is fighting some robots here, which many people will be looking out for, but what's most important is that this is a great start to a brand new series. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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6.0
Manifest Destiny #4

Feb 12, 2014

MANIFEST DESTINY #4 is one of those bizarre cases where the book isn't a 3/5, but it's not good enough to get that shove to 4/5, and since we don't deal in half stars at CV, it get's a 3. While the overall story is still very good, there were some pacing problems here as well as the fact that a major action sequence, which would have been amazing, was cut down to one splash page. In fact, this book really didn't start getting exciting until those final few pages. MANIFEST DESTINY is still a phenomenal book, but this particular issue was down the middle of the road.

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10
Manifest Destiny #8

Jul 16, 2014

What I find myself loving about this issue of MANIFEST DESTINY and the series as a whole is that it's a great, yet bizarre, re-imagining of American history and a really intriguing series. It's hard to put down, even though the issue feels like it moves a bit slower than most other series. This is a top pick book though and it's great to see Roberts and Gieni redesign creatures we all know to be these horrific, monstrous beings capable of killing people any time they want. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

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8.0
Manifest Destiny #9

Aug 20, 2014

MANIFEST DESTINY #9 is a bit slow, but it's still a great read. The group is stuck and there's not too much for the to do, which results in an issue not as enjoyable as its predecessors. However, overall, the story of Lewis and Clark discovering new, over-sized monsters is still one of my favorite reads each month and it's nice to see there's threats all over this new world, not just o the river for this arc. I highly recommend checking out MANIFEST DESTINY. It's unique, weird, and engaging. It will quickly become one of your favorite month-to-month reads.

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10
Manifest Destiny #12

Dec 17, 2014

This is easily the best issue of MANIFEST DESTINY yet. A lot happens here and there's a lot to take in, but it's not overwhelming. The new reveals really change the perspective of the series and its characters. This book is plotted out insanely well and it's great to continue to be surprised by a series a year in. There's still mystery and the book still captivates. MANIFEST DESTINY continues to be one of my favorite on-going series.

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8.0
Manifest Destiny #13

Feb 18, 2015

What this issue of MANIFEST DESTINY does well is set up the next arc after quite the tremendous issue the month prior. It may be a decent place for new readers to jump on, but folks reading since the opening act might find this issue a tad lackluster. It almost feels like this issue is following a repeating formula. Regardless of that, the character development is the focus and it's done extremely well. On top of that, the coloring and art are beautiful, and MANIFEST DESTINY continues to be one of my favorite on-going series. I highly suggest buying the first two trades of this series and jumping on while you can!

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8.0
Mars Attacks #1

Jun 20, 2012

Mars Attacks is a fun book. That's the best way to describe it. While I truly enjoyed this front to back and had a dumb grin while reading it, Mars Attacks simply entertains the reader. I loved the tongue-and-cheek feel to this book and I really enjoyed the narration. This issue is a great set-up for future issues and I loved how this book revolves around one of the Martians and not a human.

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