Matt Meyer's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Watch Reviews: 176
7.1Avg. Review Rating

5.6
Absolute Carnage: Symbiote Spider-Man #1

Sep 8, 2019

More filler than killer,Absolute Carnage: Symbiote Spider-Man #1 addresses a question no one was asking: "What happened to the guy who had the symbiote for a cool minute that one time?" It's a squarely mediocre read for what it is, but is for hardcore continuity cops and event completists only.

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4.8
Acts of Evil: Punisher Annual #1

Jul 21, 2019

Dumb by design,Punisher Annual #1 is a romp that won't be for everyone. But it is what it is... enjoyment will completely depend on a reader's acceptance of that. Sometimes, a comic doesn't have to be an Alan Moore-class visual symphony. It can just be a big silly romp featuring a man shooting space insects.

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7
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #11

Dec 14, 2018

With a character-driven story that gets to the heart of the Spidey/J. Jonah Jameson dynamic, Nick Spencer is definitely onto something - he just needs to beef up his plots a little more. There's nothing wrong with a lighter touch, storytelling-wise, but a truly great comic should feel like a meal, rather than a snack. This issue is fun, but the plot is too fluffy to be anything more than the comic equivalent of a popcorn flick.

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5
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #12

Dec 20, 2018

After a great set-up last issue, this issue unfortunately feels all too rote, despite some solid character beats. Spencer and Ottley are capable of so much more; that said, it isn't wholly bad, either - it just doesn't feel like anything readers haven't seen countless times before.

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5.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #13

Jan 18, 2019

Though technically a solid ending that manages to tie up all of this story's loose ends, the uneven nature of its storytelling style makes it too clumsy to pull off everything it's trying to accomplish. There are strong character beats, but everything else falls flat.

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7.3
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #14

Feb 1, 2019

After the last couple of issues lacked luster, Nick Spencer is eagerly moving into the next major story forAmazing Spider-Man. This issue highlighted Spencer's talent for character work, and despite some minor quibbles, was an overall solid book.

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7.9
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #15

Feb 17, 2019

It might be easy to mistake this issue as not having a lot happen in it; indeed the action beats are almost nonexistent and the actual plot is fairly by-the-numbers. But that's beside the point: Nick Spencer has created a quiet little masterpiece of characterization, focusing on Peter and May Parker and really leaning into what makes them one of comics' most enduring mother and son.

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4.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #16

Mar 2, 2019

Despite some high-minded ideas,Amazing Spider-Man #16 falls short of its ambitious goals. It may be a crucial lead-in for "Hunted," but as a comic unto itself, it just doesn't hold together.

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7.9
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #16.HU

Mar 8, 2019

If you haven't readAmazing Spider-Man in awhile, or maybe just haven't been enjoying Nick Spencer's run on the book, do yourself a favor and pick up this issue. You won't be disappointed.

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8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #17

Mar 15, 2019

"Hunted" gets off to a high-stakes, slam-bang start that manages to keep itself rooted in the characterization of its protagonist, Kraven. And despite his inherent limitations as a normal (i.e. non-superpowered) man going up against a superhero, Kraven proves why he has endured as a first-class Spider-Man villain for over 50 years.

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5.9
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #18

Apr 2, 2019

All in all, not a terrible issue. I may seem like I've been nitpicking this issue to death when in truth I did enjoy it for the most part. But minor things matter, and they do add up if allowed to persist. And if enough of them keep happening, cumulatively they could be enough to eventually sink this story.

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #18.HU

Apr 6, 2019

Though not the most original story, Nick Spencer does a great job of selling the idea that the Gibbon is a character worth caring about. And in doing so, rewrites "Hunted" as a tragedy before the story is even half-done.

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6.1
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #19

Apr 15, 2019

In the end,Amazing Spider-Man #19 never quite gels as its own thing. It exists to move the "Hunted" story forward, but doesn't do enough to that end. It takes baby steps when what it needed to do was stride like a giant.

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8.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #19.HU

Apr 21, 2019

The Lizard proves why he's one of Spider-Man's most revered foes in this character-driven one-off, and honestly, proves too that he's a character worthy of considering for a prime-time shot at leading his own book. Don't miss this one!

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6.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #20

Apr 28, 2019

Although it's a bit frustrating that Spider-Man doesn't actuallydo morethan swing around reacting and hiding in trees, "Hunted" continues to be a solid romp. By this stage of the story, though, it is beginning to sag just a hair under the weight of all its myriad subplots.

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7.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #20.HU

May 3, 2019

Though not quite as remarkable as the previous character-focused .HU installments of "Hunted," this issue ofAmazing Spider-Man feels stronger and more coherent than the main chapters of the story. It's a strong centerpiece for the Vulture, to boot, who rarely gets solo screen time when he's not being punched by Spidey!

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #21

May 17, 2019

"Hunted" suddenly hits the accelerator as it rockets to its conclusion, giving readers whiplash with all the plot it moves forward at once - yet also leaving them to wonder just how everything is going to wrap up neatly next issue.

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3.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #22

May 31, 2019

In the end, what did "Hunted" accomplish? It spun its wheels for three months and then rushed to a conclusion that ultimately sputtered out and died. The highlights were the .HU issues, which highlighted what Spencer does best: small-focus character-based stories. Ultimately, though, those one-offs weren't enough to save "Hunted" from being a completely forgettable missed opportunity of a story.

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3.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #23

Jun 15, 2019

"Hunted's" epilogue codifies what a complete miss this story has been, an abortive attempt to callback to "Kraven's Last Hunt" that ultimately just acts to remind readers that they could be reading a much, much better story.

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5.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #24

Jun 27, 2019

Writer Nick Spencer exhales a bit from all the recent high-minded "Hunted" goings-on, and takes some time to get back to basics as far as Peter and Mary Jane are concerned. But in taking too much space to set up the next big story - and not quite sticking the landing with it - instead of just taking some quiet time to reflect and have some quiet, smaller moments. It's not a bad issue, just uneven.

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6.3
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #25

Jul 12, 2019

Amazing Spider-Man #25 tries to juggle a lot of storytelling balls, but other than the Mary Jane story, fails to provide anything resembling a complete tale. In other words, this issue tries to justify its higher price tag with more pages - but alas, more pages do not a complete story make. It's just ever more set-up for future story arcs, a trope Nick Spencer has deployed far too many times in his still-young Spidey tenure - and with each usage, further diminishing returns.

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6.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #26

Jul 25, 2019

Amazing Spider-Man #26 takes a step back from the last half-year's or so worth of grim, melodramatic storytelling, and just has some fun. A lot of cool, breezy concepts are brought to the fore as well, making this an issue that while not earth-shattering, at the very least isn't mentally draining to try to get through. Spencer needs to do more like this.

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6.7
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #27

Aug 19, 2019

"Fun" is the word in "Who Run the World?." Nick Spencer is in his comfort zone, and it's nice to have a Spider-Man story in this book that isn't leaden with melodrama and the knee-jerk need to leave two-dozen dangling plot threads. Focus is the order of the day and if Spencer's run keeps this pace, he has a shot at redeeming it after several recent missteps.

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5.9
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #28

Aug 30, 2019

Nick Spencer and Kev Walker's "Who Runs The World?" arc wraps up in a bonkers, fun, and zippy way that plays to all of Spencer's strengths as a writer. It's a shame Kev Walker's art is so wrong for this book, even though he is a decent artist - because the end visual result distracts from the quality writing.

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7.5
Amazing Spider-Man: Going Big #1

Sep 10, 2019

Though not perfect by any means,Amazing Spider-Man: Going Big (in which nobody really goes big, but I digress) is nonetheless a solid collection of arachnid-centric tales (with the exception of four pages in the middle). It's fantastic fun to see Gerry Conway, Mark Bagley, and Erik Larsen back to swingin' with ol' Web-Head, even if the end results aren't exactly earth-shaking.

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6.7
Angel (2019) #6

Nov 11, 2019

Although the "Hellmouth" trade dress on the cover is a little misleading,Angel #6 is still a good comic, taking time to shine the spotlight on the book's supporting characters. If you're a fan of the show, the changes may be a bit jarring, but once this comic gets rolling, it's a heck of a fun ride!

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6.8
Angel (2019) #7

Dec 3, 2019

Oddly, these pages being bereft of their title character has seemed to do wonders forAngel, giving the supporting cast time to stretch their legs a bit and grow and develop. Hill clearly has some big plans cooked up for this book, but the quality of the art sadly needs to catch up to his ambitions. But despite that, fans of the show, this is the best time to check out the rebooted world of Angel!

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8.1
Aquaman (2016) #52

Oct 4, 2019

Although a bit straightforward with its action beats this month,Aquaman continues to be the under-the-radar gem DC tends to specialize in, one that challenges readers' preconceived notions of what a superhero comic can be. The art is gorgeous and the narrative is big and graceful yet also subtle - a rare combination, but one worth checking out.

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9
Aquaman (2016) #53

Oct 25, 2019

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robson Rocha's superb, mature take on Aquaman and his world powers along, bringing the thunder - and the sea monsters, and the Mecha Manta - with skill and aplomb that would make most other creators blush. Don't miss this book just because it's not your standard-issue Arthur Curry!

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7.9
Aquaman (2016) #54

Nov 29, 2019

Aquaman #54 takes a moment amidst its action to examine the past of Arthur Curry's chief antagonist Black Manta, bolstering the villain's appeal and readers' understanding of his motives. If you aren't reading DeConnick and Rocha's Aquaman yet, you're doing yourself a major disservice!

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9.5
Aquaman (2016) Annual #2

Nov 3, 2019

Aquaman Annual #2 proves to be a special kind of rarity: a quietly near-perfect comic that defies expectations and flies completely under the radar. You don't need to be an Aquaman fan to thoroughly enjoy this comic. You just have to be literate.

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5.5
Avengers (2018) #24

Sep 30, 2019

Avengers #24 provides yet another superficial installment of writer Jason Aaron's run, underwhelming with a few cool fan service moments sprinkled throughout. If you've been waiting for this book to pick up steam... this isn't the issue for you.

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3.8
Avengers (2018) #25

Oct 28, 2019

As "Challenge of the Ghost Riders" concludes, readers are forced to ask: What happened here? What was the point? What changed? And unfortunately, Jason Aaron has no answers for them. An alarmingly weak comic from a writer very, very clearly amusing himself - and no one else - all the way to the bank.

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7.4
Avengers (2018) #26

Nov 24, 2019

Although seemingly inconsequential unless readers are fully invested in Jason Aaron's long-term Avengers 1,000,000 BCE subplot,Avengers #26 packs a world of fun, heart, and imagination into its story. Bonus, for emphasis: super space t-rex.

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7.3
Avengers (2018) #27

Dec 1, 2019

Writer Jason Aaron knocks it out of the park this issue, landing a near-perfect script that oozes with ominous mood and flawless pacing. The issue is a bit hampered by having Ed McGuinness' art mismatched to the tone of the story, but the overall script is strong enough to overcome. If you've been (im)patiently waiting for Aaron's run to finally hit its stride - your wait might just be over. Time will tell if he can pull off an entire arc that's as good as this first chapter!

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7.3
Batgirl (2016) #33

Apr 7, 2019

Batgirl #33 is a solid read that brings us a down-to-earth superhero tale that showcases its lead running hot under the collar - and rarely more human.

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8.4
Batgirl (2016) #34

May 1, 2019

Batgirl is part of a quiet revolution of back-to-basics superhero comics. Do yourself a favor and check it out! This is a mystery worth digging into!

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4.5
Batgirl (2016) #35

May 30, 2019

Writer Mairghread Scott strikes out this issue, wanting to go for a straight-ahead action piece but instead leaving readers with uninspired by-the-numbers superhero fare.

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8
Batgirl (2016) #36

Jul 10, 2019

Mairghread Scott more than capably concludes her tenure writing Batgirl, with a gripping and taut thriller that doubles as a thesis on what makes a hero. It is, in a lot of ways,exactly what DC has claimed to be striving for in the "Rebirth" era of its storied history.

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5
Batgirl (2016) #37

Jul 30, 2019

Cecil Castellucci's tenure asBatgirl scribe unfortunately doesn't get off to a good start, whether it's the blatant disregard for recent events, a padded script, a weak plot, or the lackluster art. Barbara deserves better, and I hope this is just some jitters Castellucci has to work out of her system here at the start - or this run will be doomed to fail.

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9.4
Batman (2016) #1

Jan 13, 2019

For its finale,Kings of Fear looked inwardly, and turned out one of the most fulfilling finales to a Batman story in recent memory. It may have meandered a bit along the way, but in the end, much like Batman's Quixotic quest itself, it was worth it the journey.

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6.6
Batman (2016): Secret Files #2

Aug 5, 2019

Though not a necessary addition to anyone's collection,Batman Secret Files #2 manages to squeeze some hidden gems out of its format, and while there's certainly some stories that are weaker than others, no one is out-and-out awful. At the end of the day, it isn't essential reading both in and of itself or as a marketing tie-in to "City of Bane," but by the same turn you won't regret reading it.

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5.9
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1

Sep 22, 2019

More by-the-numbers than explosive,Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda isn't exactly a complete dud but fails to make the critical impact necessary to draw readers in for future issues. It has a great set-up but ultimately is searching for a hook strong enough to lure readers back for more.

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7.6
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #7

Aug 22, 2019

Although a little light on the original storytelling this issue,Buffy the Vampire Slayer #7 nonetheless delivers a well-crafted slice of character-driven introspection, turning two fan-favorite characters on their heads while still remaining true to who they are. That takes skill. Old-school fan or newly-converted, this is oneBuffy reboot worth checking out.

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8.5
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #8

Sep 12, 2019

Buffy #8 sets the stage and then ups the stakes in major ways this issue. If you've been on the fence about whether or not you want to check Jordie Bellaire's bold reimagining ofBuffy out, this is the issue to check out. You won't be disappointed.

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4.9
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #9

Nov 17, 2019

"Hellmouth" comes to a grinding halt this issue, which chooses to focus on the morose tales of Giles, Willow, and Xander instead of actually advancing the story. Readers are going to find themselves frustrated on multiple levels, ending with a very strong sense of "Why should I care?"

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5
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #10

Dec 10, 2019

Buffy continues to be lost without its title character, choosing instead to focus on tertiary characters to flesh out any variety of subplots. Maybe these issues will look better in hindsight once "Hellmouth" is complete, but for now, they're treading water and in search of deeper meaning... or relevance.

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8.2
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019): The Chosen Ones #1

Sep 5, 2019

Ultimately, fans won't be missing out if they choose to skip this one-shot, even if it is a mostly-proficient affair. Special props go to Mairghread Scott for her wonderfully well-thought out flip of standard slayer/watcher dynamics and a scenario that takes stereotypes about good and bad and turns them upside down. If readers want a deeper look at the mythology of the slayer - especially in Boom!'s new era - there are much worse things they could do than give this a read.

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8.1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #1

Oct 15, 2019

Hellmouth #1 kicks the Buffy/Angel crossover event off with a bang! Stellar execution, high stakes, and beloved characters - what more could a fan want?!

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6.1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #2

Nov 26, 2019

"Hellmouth" continues to tread water in an issue that's almost all action, no plot. It's hard to say where this story is going at this point, because the writers have given readers so little to work with.

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3.6
Female Furies #1

Feb 9, 2019

Female Furies wants very, very desperately to be A Very Important Comic. Unfortunately, bizarre shifts in tone, an inability to take its subject matter seriously in a consistent manner, and a tendency to reduce all its male characters to stock caricatures sap it of any potency it may have had.

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6.3
Female Furies #2

Mar 15, 2019

After a first issue with questionable (at best) execution,Female Furies gains its footing and begins to move in the right direction. Though not a comic for everybody, writer Cecil Castellucci is telling a story that is beginning to show signs of immediacy and a righteous anger that cannot be denied.

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7.4
Female Furies #3

Apr 11, 2019

Female Furies' trajectory completely switches by this issue's end. It's brutal and heartbreaking all at the same time, a damning indictment of a society of entitlement. Though heavy-handed in its approach, this book's blunt-force impact is hard to deny. Toxic nerds beware.

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7.5
Female Furies #4

May 9, 2019

Continuing its trajectory as a Fourth World retelling for the age of the Me Too movement, writer Cecil Casellucci manages to restrain the ham-fisted feminism - for the most part - and tells a solid story about a woman who is sick of being treated like garbage and isn't going to take it anymore.

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7.5
Female Furies #5

Jun 9, 2019

At turns tender and quietly devastating,Female Furies #5 strongly continues one of the most impressive course corrections I've ever seen in a miniseries after a disastrous first couple of issues.

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5.2
Female Furies #6

Jul 9, 2019

While not a total wash,Female Furies end the same way it began: rudderless, with a lot to say but lacking the vocabulary with which to say it.

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7.3
Flash (2016) #68

Apr 18, 2019

Josh Williamson'sFlash run has been markedly inconsistent, but this issue - and the story it's a part of - has been very solid, if not wholly groundbreaking. New readers might be a little lost as to what all these new Forces are, but Williamson is a decent enough writer that nothing is too vague. A good time can be had by all!

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6.5
Flash (2016) #69

May 6, 2019

Too by-the-numbers to be impressive, yet too tame to really run with what it's got working for it, writer Josh Williamson's latest Flash issue strives for greatness but winds up tripping at the finish line.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #70

May 14, 2019

Eager and exuberant in its initial showcase of the Flash's newfound abilities, this issue starts very strong but then stumbles with a bizarre and unearned turn toward the end. It's not a total wash, but seems poised to neglect the "stripping down to basics" ethos that has made past Year One stories for other characters so great.

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6.9
Flash (2016) #71

May 27, 2019

Though gorgeous to look at, "Flash: Year One" continues to veer off-course in ways that, at only two issues in, provide a roadmap for looming storytelling disaster.

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8.8
Flash (2016) #72

Jun 17, 2019

With its focus shifting to a rookie hero learning the ropes, "Flash: Year One" finally shows some promise toward giving fans what they want. The chemistry between Barry and Iris is worth the price of admission alone, showing that Josh Williamson hasn't completely shot himself in the foot as far as hisFlash tenure is concerned. More, please.

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8.8
Flash (2016) #73

Jul 2, 2019

"Flash Year One" turns out its best chapter yet as Josh Williamson continues the monumental task of turning hisFlash tenure back around.

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8.2
Flash (2016) #74

Jul 18, 2019

Flash #74 brings the penultimate chapter to Barry Allen's inaugural run as eponymous character, and it doesn't disappoint, despite Williamson not quite sticking the landing for Barry's big coming-out party as a hero.

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8.9
Flash (2016) #75

Jul 29, 2019

A celebration of what makes the Flash great,Flash #75 breathes new life into a title that had been stagnant for the last year or so.

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7.3
Flash (2016) #76

Aug 23, 2019

Writer Josh Williamson continues to return the Flash to true form in this engaging, lively installment. If you're a lapsed fan, now might be a good time to revisit the Fastest Man Alive. All signs point to positive gains going forward.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #77

Sep 3, 2019

Although it's a pleasure to see this story finally moving forward again, writer Josh Williamson's predictable characterization robs the reader of any meaningful surprises that could have been elicited. Over all, not a bad comic, with solid art from Rafa Sandoval - just one that needs a plot that relies less on things the reader has seen before from this writer.

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7.3
Flash (2016) #78

Sep 16, 2019

Flash #78 continues to rocket "Death and the Speed Force" forward, turning a corner and upping the stakes in a big way.

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8.3
Flash (2016) #79

Oct 2, 2019

Flash#79 expertly ramps up the tension of "Death and the Speed Force," reminding readers how good not only this title can be but also its writer.

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8.3
Flash (2016) #80

Oct 16, 2019

Though perhaps zigging where it should have zagged by adding Zoom to the already-packed "Death and the Speed Force,"Flash #80 nonetheless remains an engaging read. For those who have been pining for a return to greatness for the title character, this has been an arc well worth getting in on!

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6.7
Flash (2016) #81

Nov 1, 2019

Though not a very satisfying conclusion to "Death and the Speed Force,"Flash #81 does succeed at moving the over-arching story forward and presents several intriguing cliffhangers that will leave readers impatient for the next issue.

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8
Flash (2016) #82

Nov 19, 2019

Flash #82 throws readers for a loop by drop-kicking them straight into a world gone mad! It's fun in the sun (and the bitter cold) for a book that seems flies right under the "can't miss" radar and is "just" content to put out some solid storytelling. If you maybe dropped off of Williamson's run at some point - and it's not like he didn't give ample reason from about issues 51-69, when the book was a meandering mess - now is the time to get back onboard. Big things are happening all around the DCU and as usual, the Flash is at the center of it!

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8.3
Flash (2016) #83

Dec 2, 2019

It's been awhile sinceFlash was this good. The plot is engaging, the twists are major, and readers won't know which way to go next by the time they get to the end of this issue!

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7.6
Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #9

Sep 25, 2019

Guardians of the Galaxy #9 suffers a tad from decompression, but at the same time that's an almost natural side effect of being the third chapter in a six-part story. But it's still a solid read; anyone looking to check out the Guardians done right after a hit-or-miss run by the book's previous author would do well to check this out!

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6.9
Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #10

Oct 22, 2019

Though a bit of a slip from the book's normal high standards due to pacing issues,Guardians of the Galaxy #10 is still a more solid read than a vast majority of other books on the shelves. Pass this comic up at your own risk!

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8.3
Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #11

Nov 21, 2019

Guardians of the Galaxy #11 is a heck of a fun time, with front-to-back action that doesn't forget to include the heart. And don't discount the sheer unadulterated awesomeness that is Rocket Raccoon in a mech suit!

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8.7
Gunhawks (2019) #1

Feb 12, 2019

Gunhawks may not break any new ground, but it isn't trying to. Instead it's a deft homage to the Western genre and that chapter in Marvel's publishing history, and as such it works wonderfully. If you're looking for something different, David "Stray Bullets"Lapham - a modern master of the one-and-done format - along with the rest of the creative team have crafted an extremely fun treat.

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3.8
Heroes In Crisis #8

Apr 24, 2019

This comic is an absolute travesty. I cannot possibly recommend anybody spend their hard-earned money on it, nor even waste their time reading it for free online. Skip this comic at all costs or be prepared for some righteous anger.

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3.7
Heroes In Crisis #9

May 31, 2019

Puerile instead of insightful and trashy posing as deep and meaningful,Heroes in Crisis limps across the finish line and does nothing at all to redeem itself and the sins it wrought upon Wally West... and readers' wallets. This is a story best forgotten, a cautionary tale of what happens when an ambitious writer sets his sights too high and editorial falls asleep at the wheel.

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8.3
History of the Marvel Universe (2019) #1

Jul 25, 2019

Though rushed in its ultimate execution,History of the Marvel Universe #1 is a gorgeous-looking book that might be more for the consumption of the masses than hardcore, longtime fans. That said, it's still worth checking out, if for no other reason than to tip the hat at Mark Waid's meticulous research and the magnificent art that accompanies it.

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7.3
History of the Marvel Universe (2019) #2

Aug 26, 2019

Ultimately,The History of the Marvel Universe reads exactly like what it's intended to be: an historical document. In that way, it's a bit dry, stuffy, almost academic in nature. It's very well-done for what it is, but doesn't exactly make for a compelling narrative.

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6.9
History of the Marvel Universe (2019) #3

Sep 28, 2019

More bullet points review than anything else,History of the Marvel Universe #3 compresses far, far too much history into one issue, leaving crucial stories on the cutting room floor in favor of cramming as many highlights as possible into the shortest amount of space. It's more of a checklist of Marvel's greatest hits than a legitimate history.

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7.5
Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1

Jun 8, 2019

Though not perfect by any means,Last Call gives industry legend Peter David the last shot at the Hulk he never got. It's a nostalgia trip to be sure, but you could do a hell of a lot worse.

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9.1
Invaders (2019) #1

Jan 17, 2019

An incredibly strong debut issue from a killer creative team,Invaders has all the makings of a modern classic.

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7.5
Invaders (2019) #3

Apr 4, 2019

Although the story's momentum stalls out slightly this issue,Invaders is still an extremely well-made book that deserves a wider audience. The Invaders may never be the Avengers in terms of popularity, but with a comic this strong, they don't have to be. Even the slight hiccup here in issue three still resulted in a generally strong comic.

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9.6
Invaders (2019) #5

May 13, 2019

Invaders #5 proves why this title deserves to be not just a sleeper hit - but a phenomenon in its own right. Perfect in its execution and pulse-quickening pacing, it just doesn't get better than this. Kudos to all creators involved. If you're not reading this, why are you even reading comics?!

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7.9
Invaders (2019) #7

Jul 27, 2019

Although quieter than previous installments,Invaders #7 does a great job of moving the pieces around the chessboard to set the stage for the next arc. Anyone wondering about the hype of Chip Zdarsky's Eisner win would do well to check this book out. Month in and month out, he proves his writing chops, and that he deserved that win.

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8.7
Invaders (2019) #9

Sep 17, 2019

Invaders continues to be one of Marvel's best books, and issue nine is no exception. As the story takes a crucial turn, readers will no doubt be on the edge of their seat to see what happens next!

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9
Invaders (2019) #10

Oct 18, 2019

Invaders #10 continues this title's winning streak, and proves why Chip Zdarsky is one of the hottest writers around right now!

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8.7
Invaders (2019) #11

Nov 22, 2019

Eleven issues in, and there isn't much more left to say about how awesome Chip Zdarsky, Carlos Magno, and Butch Guice'sInvaders is. The stakes are high but Zdarsky never forgets to keep a beating human heart at the center. Wars come and go, but brotherhood is forever!

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7.1
Justice League: Odyssey #3

Dec 8, 2018

Justice League Odyssey #3 continues to build the world that's gradually being established and explored as the series goes on. It hasn't quite gelled yet, but it really has the potential to be a whiz-bang space opera full of intrigue, action, and strong characterization. What more could a fan want?

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8
Justice League: Odyssey #4

Jan 4, 2019

This issue helps bring the series into better focus, and has a fun time doing it. I'm still not sure where the book as a whole is going, but I'm interested to find out as the slow-reveal of the bigger plot paints an intriguing picture.

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9
Justice League: Odyssey #5

Feb 4, 2019

After a shaky start,Justice League Odyssey is really starting to go places. I'm excited to see where it heads!

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8
Justice League: Odyssey #6

Mar 6, 2019

While I can't say this issue was bad by any means,JLO has foundational issues with its core conceit that underscores even its best intentions. Where these characters are going, why readers should care about them, why they're even together - these are flaws that no change in writers may be able to overcome. While on an issue-by-issue basis there's fun to be had and some strong character beats, something needs to snap into place fast or this book may be doomed.

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8.8
Killmonger (2018) #1

Dec 7, 2018

Bold and brash yet quietly emotional when it needs to be,Killmonger proves this is character worthy of the spotlight. One issue in, and Hill and Ferreyra are on fire.

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7.4
Killmonger (2018) #2

Dec 31, 2018

Killmonger takes a back seat this issue to a supporting character whose motivations are all over the place, which is disappointing after the first issue's focused and character-driven set-up. There are some decent character moments, but ultimately nothing that moves Killmonger's character forward any. If you turn your brain off where the plot is concerned it's a decent read, but I highly doubt that's what Hill had in mind. Juan Ferreyra's art is the main draw here, although this issue's cliffhanger could definitely provide the shot in the arm next issue needs to get the story back on track.

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8.8
Killmonger (2018) #3

Jan 8, 2019

If you were a fan of Michael B. Jordan's award-worthy performance as Erik Killmonger in last year'sBlack Panther, what are you waiting for? Buy this comic!

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7.7
Killmonger (2018) #4

Feb 14, 2019

Some shocking violence and back-stabbing galore punctuate this, the penultimate issue ofKillmonger. The action is fantastic, and although the motives are a bit suspect, it's still a highly enjoyable ride.

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8.5
Killmonger (2018) #5

Mar 12, 2019

If you loved Michael B. Jordan's onscreen portrayal of Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, run, don't walk - buy this comic NOW!

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5
Legion of Super-Heroes (2019): Millennium #1

Sep 4, 2019

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 promises big and fails to deliver on almost every level. A complete and utter letdown both for fans of the Legion and Brian Michael Bendis, this comic doesn't even feature the eponymous team from the title. The story is choppy and disconnected and the protagonist isn't strong enough to carry the weight of this tale. The art, at least, is good - even if each artist doesn't complement the others very well. And the highly-touted streamlining of the future history of the DCU turns out to just be a lot of fan service. Just one issue in, and the Bendis era of Legion is in a lot of trouble.

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8
Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #1

Nov 6, 2019

Although the characterization falls short (but predictably in Bendis comfort zone) and the plot is pretty thin, its hard not to fall in love with Jon Kents first trip to the 31st century. The art alone is worth the trip, but theres nothing at all present to bar a return trip for future issues.

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9.5
Legion of Super-Heroes (2019): Millennium #2

Oct 3, 2019

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 succeeds mightily in connecting the thematic threads woven throughout this tale, and does exactly what it intends to do: make readers care about the Legion again. It's going to be an awesome ride, folks.

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7.2
Lois Lane (2019) #1

Jul 4, 2019

In all,Lois Lane #1 isn't a bad comic. But it does make the mistake of putting its politics before its plot, and winds up feeling a tad threadbare as a result. Greg Rucka is a master mystery-weaver and storyteller, though, and either way the end result will almost certainly be worth checking out, regardless of which side of the political aisle you're on.

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7.5
Lois Lane (2019) #2

Aug 18, 2019

Lois Lane proves to be thinking man's comic, an all-too-rare gem in today's pop culture landscape. Taut, tense, and steeped in mystery and atmosphere, this is one comic you shouldn't let pass by.

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7.3
Lois Lane (2019) #3

Sep 11, 2019

Did much happen this issue? No, it did not. Turns out, though, that some gorgeous chemistry between Lois and Clark and one hell of an action sequence between two Questions were more than enough.

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6.9
Lois Lane (2019) #4

Oct 9, 2019

Lois Lane continues its winning streak, despite having a brush with horrifying Oedipal awkwardness this issue. This is a comic for adults that isn't afraid to be what it is and say what it has to say.

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8.1
Lois Lane (2019) #5

Nov 16, 2019

Lois Lane is a quietly powerful story about the truth, justice, and journalism. Don't miss out!

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8.9
Martian Manhunter (2018) #2

Jan 16, 2019

A bold and unique reinterpretation of a classic character, Orlando and Rossmo are crafting a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions... get onboard now before you're the only one not talking about it!

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8.9
Martian Manhunter (2018) #3

Mar 4, 2019

Steve Orlando, Riley Rossmo, and Ivan Plascencia continue their journey into the life and times of J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter. It's the story of an alien, but speaks to the humanity in all of us. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!

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9.6
Martian Manhunter (2018) #4

Apr 5, 2019

Although a relatively quiet issue,Martian Manhunter continues to prove itself as one of the most uniquely human comics on the shelf today. It may not be drawing the raving hype and talk of Eisner shoo-in that DC'sMister Miracledid, but it certainly belongs in the same conversation as a game-changing book that is a cut above anything else out there. Sadly, April will be a skip month for the book, but rest assured I can't wait for the next installment in May!

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8.1
Martian Manhunter (2018) #5

May 28, 2019

Martian Manhunter definitely won't be everyone's cup of tea - I'd say enjoyment hinges on the reader's ability to get into Riley Rossmo's eccentric art style - but it's definitely unique either way. And at the end of the day, a book that's willing to take chances and be boldly its own thing is one I'm always willing to give a chance.

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9.5
Martian Manhunter (2018) #6

Jun 30, 2019

Heartbreaking, devastating, gut-wrenching -Martian Manhunter #6 is an epic tragedy that closes a major chapter in its title character's life. Though perhaps not for everyone, this series continues to stand out among the crowd each month - a feat worthy of attention in and of itself. No matter what you think, this issue is as flawless as it comes.

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6.5
Martian Manhunter (2018) #7

Aug 1, 2019

This was a bit of a slow issue (I hesitate to use the term "filler," but... well...), as Steve Orlando struggles just a bit to keep the narrative momentum up now that his flashback scenes are concluded. It's still a solid and utterly unique read, though; here's hoping that the miniseries' remaining installments are able to regain the slack from this issue's slow exhale.

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9.4
Martian Manhunter (2018) #8

Sep 9, 2019

Personal and devastating in all the right ways,Martian Manhunter #8 manages to match issue six's previous high point. With the stage set for the final act, all the players are in place for one heck of an epic finale.

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9
Martian Manhunter (2018) #9

Nov 10, 2019

Martian Manhunter #9 continues this title's win streak, visually arresting and narratively gripping. You won't find another comic like it anywhere.

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6.2
Martian Manhunter (2018) #10

Dec 6, 2019

Martian Manhunter #10 hits a narrative skid this issue and is over-reliant on well-worn storytelling tropes to be truly effective. It's payoff isn't necessarily earned as a result, cheapening it as a reading experience. With only two issues to go, it hopefully isn't too late to recover before the big finale. It would be a shame if such an inventive, imaginative series were to end with a whimper instead of a bang.

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6.8
Moon Knight (2017) Annual #1

Sep 18, 2019

Moon Knight Annual #1 is a fun romp through time, compounding the title character's history and having a playful time throwing two characters against each other who don't usually cross paths.

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3.4
Morning in America #1

Feb 26, 2019

Morning in America tries to capture the spirit of superior works such as Paper Girls or Stranger Things, and in the process winds up having no identity of its own. By that turn, it really doesn't justify its own existence. Why read the watered down knock-off version when you could be consuming the superior original?

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7.5
Naomi #1

Jan 24, 2019

Naomi seeks to carve out its own unique corner in the DC Universe, but despite an intriguing set-up, fails to hit the ground running with anything stronger than a mild trot.

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9.6
Naomi #2

Feb 26, 2019

It's hard to say at, this point, exactly where this story is going. But as more layers of onion continue to be peeled back, it's impossible to not be engaged. I wouldn't be surprised ifNaomi is on its way to some Eisner awards sometime in the near future. Bendis, Walker, and Campbell are crafting something special here - get onboard now and find out what all the fuss is about!

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9.4
Naomi #3

Mar 25, 2019

Naomi #3 quietly moves its mystery forward with a healthy dose of deep emotional beats, pulling the reader in and leaving them immediately wanting more. This book won't be for everyone - it's quiet yet strong in a way few comics are. Highly, highly recommended.

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10
Naomi #4

Apr 23, 2019

This comic excels on every level, crafting a character-driven origin story that's wrapped in a mystery that manages to touch on the history of the DCU in an organic, believable, and well-woven way. If you don't like this comic, what are you even reading them for?

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9.3
Naomi #5

May 24, 2019

Naomi continues to be a gem of a comic to behold, even it doesn't quite stick the landing this issue with its origin reveal. Regardless, it's gorgeous, and shouldn't be missed!

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8.9
Naomi #6

Jul 17, 2019

While not quite sticking the landing as it so desperately desires,Naomi #6 brings the eponymous character's first arc to a finale with a compelling sense of closure, and a sense of wonder at what the future holds.

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5.8
Old Man Hawkeye #11

Dec 3, 2018

For what should be an engaging cliffhanger of a penultimate issue, where all the series' themes and story elements come together and leave the reader gasping for the conclusion,Old Man Hawkeye #11 misses the mark. It's neither good nor bad, just sort of existing without providing much evidence for its own necessity one way or the other. Which is too bad. Clint deserves better.

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7
Old Man Hawkeye #12

Dec 26, 2018

A well-executed conclusion that overcomes its inherent limitations as a prequel to deliver an exciting yet somber finish.

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9.6
Punisher (2018) #9

Mar 16, 2019

If you haven't read a Punisher comic in awhile, drop everything you're doing and check out Matthew Rosenberg's run. Even coming in cold in this fourth chapter in a story, I was able to dive right in and felt certain I knew what was going on. Accessible on every level, this issue is a treat from start to finish.

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6.6
Punisher (2018) #10

Apr 8, 2019

With an over-reliance on big action scenes and generic cannon-fodder, no-stakes cardboard cut-out villains, this issue ofPunisher winds up being a misstep due to leaning too far into the character's action roots. It might read better in the context of the entire story once this arc's all said and done, but as a single issue, its lack of depth or really much of anything interesting renders it almost instantly forgettable once done reading.

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5.7
Punisher (2018) #11

May 4, 2019

Writer Matthew Rosenberg swings for the fences and comes up short, in his latest repetitive all-action-no-plot issue ofPunisher.

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7.1
Punisher (2018) #12

Jun 20, 2019

Rosenberg turns in another fun-but-vapid script, but it's buoyed by Kudranski and Fabela's strong artwork. Although this series is fun, it does get a little too repetitive for its own good at times, even when it changes locales.

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7.8
Punisher (2018) #13

Jul 8, 2019

"War on the Streets" heats up, and the odds are stacked against the Punisher - and with a fan-favorite set of characters poised to make their big comeback next issue, what more could a fan ask for?

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7.3
Punisher (2018) #14

Aug 21, 2019

Punisher #14 adds a lot of great ingredients to Rosenberg's simmering stew, and is all the better for it. But the story is hampered by rushed, borderline-sloppy art, and a misuse of the Thunderbolts as impotent clowns.

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8.8
Punisher (2018) #16

Oct 7, 2019

Explosive and dramatic, Matthew Rosenberg'sPunisher run comes to a satisfying conclusion. Everyone gets exactly what they deserve, and the creative team themselves get credit for writing the best Punisher stories in years.

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5.3
Punisher: Soviet #1

Nov 14, 2019

As a longtime Punisher fan - and an even longer Garth Ennis fan - I really wanted to like this comic more than I did. But at the end, everything is far too safe to feel like anything more than the creators going through the motions. With five issues to go, hopefully the team can get the ship turned around. If not, it's going to be one heck of a letdown.

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6
Sideways #11

Dec 30, 2018

The end may be nigh for Sideways, and unfortunately this issue acts like it. Instead of playing up the innate qualities of what has made this book so fun, writer Dan Didio instead chooses to utilize a more straight-ahead superhero fight-scene approach. Here's hoping the series' final two issues fare better - Sideways is a hero who deserves a chance to shine.

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7.1
Sideways #12

Jan 29, 2019

Near the end of its run,Sideways continues to do what it does best: put a average, likeable and relateable kid in the craziest of situations. It isn't the most original concept around, but it's fun, and you could do a heck of a lot worse.

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7.3
Sideways #13

Mar 8, 2019

Dan Didio and Kenneth Rocafort'sSideways ends with a satisfying conclusion that leaves the door open for return engagements to the character.

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5.2
Silver Surfer (2016) #1

Dec 17, 2018

Well-intended but ultimately disconnected and scattershot, this issue has easily been the weakest of Marvel'sBest Defense miniseries of one-shots. Although the art occasionally shines, that alone isn't enough to get this entry up to snuff. Recommended for completists only.

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8.4
Spider-Man (2019) #1

Sep 21, 2019

Devastating, beautiful, and surprising all at once, J.J. Abrams, Henry Abrams, and Sara Pichelli'sSpider-Man miniseries is off to an amazing start. Don't wait 'til it's been spoiled for you to see what all the fuss is about!

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7.3
Spider-Man (2019) #2

Oct 17, 2019

Spider-Man #2 proves that issue one was no fluke. It's a genuine joy to read throughout, quickly crafting memorable, engaging, and thoroughly enjoyable characters. But it's also a hard look at legacy, and what it can mean if a father tarnishes his own heritage for his children. Choosing to present Peter Parker as a broken man running from his responsibility is a bold, divisive choice, but thus far, both Abrams senior and junior have the chops to pull everything together.

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8
Superman Smashes The Klan #1

Oct 19, 2019

Although a bit of a slow-burn,Superman Smashes the Klan #1 does a wonderful job of world-building, paying special attention to the immigrant perspective. This is a comic everyone needs to read in 2019 America.

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7.1
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #1

Jul 18, 2019

Jimmy Olsen is back, and maybe a smidge too cutesy for his own good...but that's not necessarily the worst thing that could happen. What this book needs is a bit more story, and less forced quirkiness, and it will fire on all cylinders.

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4.9
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #2

Aug 24, 2019

Far too in love with itself and its own slapdash sense of humor to be taken seriously, this comic utilizes facile attempts at humor to hide the fact that it has no real plot. At only two issues in, this miniseries is already careening off the rails - which bodes very, very ill for the next ten months, and the remainder of this non-story.

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6.8
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #3

Sep 26, 2019

Though the true storytelling intent of this series is becoming clearer, readers are going to remain divided as to whether or not they can get past writer Matt Fraction's deliberately tongue-in-cheek delivery.

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5.9
Symbiote Spider-Man #1

Apr 13, 2019

If you were hoping for a deep-dive into Peter Parker's life with a symbiote, and how it impacted him, this comic won't be for you. But if you want a surprising take on a classic villain who's usually depicted in a more two-dimensional manner, there's a lot of promise. With only five issues to work with, I hope Peter David turns it around.

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8.5
Symbiote Spider-Man #2

May 10, 2019

Peter David is writing a rip-roaring Spider-Man yarn with more than little bit of creeping horror thanks to the symbiote's presence, balanced by superb character work for often-two-dimensional villain Mysterio. It's an outstanding comic that is worth every penny.

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8.2
Symbiote Spider-Man #3

Jun 18, 2019

Symbiote Spider-Man continues to be a fun dip into its title character's past, but through the lens of one of his oldest foes. Anyone suffering from Amazing Spider-Man fatigue would do well to check it out!

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8.3
Symbiote Spider-Man #5

Aug 20, 2019

Symbiote Spider-Man wraps up firing on all cylinders, with slam-bang action and a creeping sense of dread at the end, knowing what's still to come for Spider-Man and his "wondrous" new suit.

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8
Teen Titans (2016) #25

Dec 31, 2018

A surprisingly fun outing focusing on two of the newest Titans, writer Adam Glass proves he has what it takes to make a reader feel invested in them.

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5.8
Teen Titans (2016) #26

Jan 28, 2019

Adam Glass continues to shine on the under-the-radar Teen Titans, but the art team drags an otherwise engaging issue down a few notches.

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8.5
Teen Titans (2016) #27

Feb 25, 2019

Teen Titans is quietly one of DC's best books, and easily the best Titans book since Geoff Johns' run ended allllll the way back in 2007. By focusing on the team's interpersonal dynamics, Adam Glass is staying true to the team's credo that they're a family first, and superheroes second. The way these characters bounce off one another so organically is reminiscent of early seasons ofBuffy, which is some of the highest praise I can give!

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7.2
Teen Titans (2016) #28

Mar 26, 2019

"The Terminus Agenda" gets off to a fun, action-packed start, bringing several ofTeen Titans' ongoing plot threads together as well as kicking off the latest Titans/Deathstroke clash. It asks readers some heady questions, and seems poised to shake up the current Titans dynamic before it's all said and done. (It also seems poised to have a smarmy, ethically-challenged teenager get kicked in the head by Deathstroke, and hey, isn't that what all comics should aspire to?)

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7.7
Teen Titans (2016) #29

Apr 25, 2019

Writer Adam Glass delivers another stellar installment of "The Terminus Agenda" as everything on every level ratchets up. This story is going to blow up the status quo of bothTeen Titans andDeathstroke, and it's anyone's guess what either book will look like when the dust settles!

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6
Teen Titans (2016) #30

May 26, 2019

An anticlimactic epilogue to an anticlimactic crossover,Teen Titans #30 ultimately falls flat of its ambitions by being entirely too predictable in its characters' actions and reactions.

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6.7
Teen Titans (2016) #31

Jun 25, 2019

Though something of a letdown in terms of storytelling, Teen Titans #31 is still a solid if breezy, all-killer-no-filler action bonanza with our titular heroes facing off against a villain who hopelessly outmatches them.

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7
Teen Titans (2016) #32

Jul 23, 2019

After a couple of bumpy issues,Teen Titans begins to get itself back on track with the conclusion of Crush's first confrontation with her father, Lobo, and tantalizingly presents more questions than answers. Though not a work of high art, it is most definitely an entertaining bit of superhero romp - and sometimes, that's enough.

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5
Teen Titans (2016) #33

Aug 27, 2019

Teen Titans hits some choppy waters plot-wise, as it not only retreads recent plot contrivances of its own, but cribs mercilessly fromIdentity Crisis. Thankfully the characters are still sharp, or this title would be in a lot of trouble. It's still treading water, but at least its cast is worth caring about. For now, that's going to have to be enough to keep this title from sinking completely.

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7.7
Teen Titans (2016) #34

Sep 27, 2019

Teen Titans #34 delivers one jaw-dropper of a surprise on readers after setting up a mystery where everyone is a suspect but in truth only one isn't actually what they seem. For the first time in months, I cannot wait to get my hands on the next installment. If you've maybe felt this title was adrift for the last few months, have no fear - the resurrection is at hand!

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7.9
Teen Titans (2016) #35

Oct 23, 2019

This book truly returns to form this issue, layering on the drama and unpredictability that its earlier issues were so great at. These may not be your dad's Teen Titans, but they're without a doubt the best iteration of the team since the halcyon Geoff Johns days.

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7.7
Teen Titans (2016) #36

Nov 30, 2019

Teen Titans continues to be one of the freshest, best-written comics on the stands when it comes to character-driven superhero drama. This issue is no exception!

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6.5
Teen Titans (2016) Annual #1

Feb 5, 2019

Though something of a mixed bag in terms of overall quality, there's enough meat on the bones of these stories to justify the extra dollar price tag. Adam does a great job moving his subplots running, but if you were expecting a conclusion to the Robin/Red Hood/The Other story, you'll be a bit disappointed.

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6.6
Thanos (2019) #1

Apr 25, 2019

While getting off to a relatively quiet start given that this comic is about Thanos, by focusing on Gamora's formative years in the Mad Titan's "care," it holds a lot of promise for some definitive character moments promise to flesh out her backstory and give readers greater insight into her motives.

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4.9
Thanos (2019) #2

Jun 4, 2019

After reading this issue, it's hard to understand why this series exists other than to be a quickie cash grab to tie intoAvengers: Endgame. Everything about it is sopro forma, I have a hard time imagining anyone other than readers completely new to both the characters and comics will be all that interested in it. And maybe that's the point, maybe it does exist as a lure for new readers - but just because that's your designation, doesn't mean you don't have to aspire for more.

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6.5
Thanos (2019) #3

Jul 1, 2019

Thanos #3 makes moves in the right direction by focusing on the Thanos/Gamora dynamic, warped though it may be. But three issues in, is it too little, too late?

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4.6
Thanos (2019) #4

Aug 3, 2019

Another painfully middle-of-the-road issue ofThanos, wherein little of consequence happens and characters behave in dull and predictable ways. The Titan may be mad, but his series is a snooze.

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5.4
Thanos (2019) #5

Sep 1, 2019

In the end, will any of this matter, other than serving as a brief vignette into Gamora's trainwreck of a childhood? Perhaps, perhaps not. But at the end of the day, the story needs to feel like it matters - and thisThanos miniseries, despite some good intentions, comes off as more of a piffle than an explosion.

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3.9
Thanos (2019) #6

Oct 5, 2019

The latest Thanos series ends with a whimper rather than a bang, leaving readers to wonder what the point was of all this.

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6.7
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #7

Aug 2, 2019

The Batman Who Laughs #7 tries to tie up the multiple and myriad plot points this miniseries has had going, and does so, but in a way that feels messy, unconvincing, and overlabored in its delivery. The art is gorgeous but at the same time could be better, and the story is trying really hard to convince readers it has something to say - whether it does or not is up to the reader, but the fact that it's as nebulous as it is speaks to the general sense that this series' eyes have been bigger than its stomach from the start.

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9.1
The Best Defense: Namor #1

Dec 13, 2018

While not necessarily doing much to move theBest Defense story forward, this issue is quite a gem in its own right. The argument could be made against the necessity of a character study for such a timeworn character as Namor, but I'd argue that it's always best to remember that every comic could be someone's first. And if I knew nothing about Namor, this issue would hook me without hesitation.

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4.3
Titans (2016) #32

Jan 9, 2019

An unfortunate misstep from a usually-reliable writer, this issue plays it far too safe to be compelling. There are some hints of good things to come, but readers will at least need to wait until next issue to discover them.

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7.8
Wolverine (2014) #1

Feb 12, 2019

Wolverine: The Long Night is a slow-burning mystery that may not be for everyone, but is definitely worth your while if you're looking for an alternative to more mainstream superhero fare. I can't wait to see where it's going.

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3.6
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #4

May 25, 2019

A bad miniseries continues to get worse in Wolverine: Infinity Watch #4. Danger, Will Logan-san, danger!

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3.3
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #5

Jun 21, 2019

Wolverine: Infinity Watch has been bad from the start, and issue five is no exception. Duggan's execution has been completely wrong, the characters are thrown together for the heck of it, and the story ultimately proves to be completely meaningless. I cannot possibly recommend readers spend their hard-earned money on this nonsense.

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5.8
Wolverine: The Long Night #5

Jun 2, 2019

Wolverine: The Long Night can't quite stick the landing, choosing instead to layer on multiple plot twists at the eleventh hour and winds up with an overstuffed, leaden ending.

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5.3
Wonder Woman (2016) #82

Nov 18, 2019

Wonder Woman#82 struggles to tell a cohesive narrative and wields a core foe of the title character with all the subtlety of a brick bat. The timeline makes no sense, the villain is one-dimensional, and nothing new or unique is said about the title character. For all the hype leading up to writer Steve Orlando's ongoing debut on this book, the end result falls far short of expectations.

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4.9
Wonder Woman (2016) Annual #3

Nov 8, 2019

I really wanted more from Steve Orlando's big Wonder Woman debut, but the story - unfocused and relatively by-the-numbers, but still a decent read nonetheless - is hampered by glaringly dated art that sticks out like a sore thumb in readers' eye.

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6.3
Yondu (2019) #1

Nov 10, 2019

Ultimately, readers' opinion of this book is probably going to come down to how much love they have for the MCU version of the title. It's relatively by-the-numbers, but fun at heart - the very definition of a disposable good time.

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