Milo Milton Jefferies's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: All-Comic Reviews: 288
7.7Avg. Review Rating

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Action Comics (2011) #29

Mar 5, 2014

The only real problem with Action Comics #29 is its cover, which is a far cry from the quality interior artwork and could have been a whole lot better which is a real shame. However, thats pretty much it with the flaws Action Comics is very much the best Superman book on shelves right now, with a great characterization of the Man of Steel that will appeal to both new fans who were converted with the New 52 and Man of Steel and fans from before the reboot. Its a series is consistently great and itll be very interesting to see where Pak and Kuder take Clark Kent from here.

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Action Comics (2011) #30

Apr 3, 2014

With everything covered, its safe to say that Action Comics #30 is one hell of a read. Its not Paks best issue but its still a strong title and even though Ive given it a 4/5 it feels more like a 3.75/5 mainly because Harrow was somebody who wasnt as developed as she should have been. But still, much like Doomsday, it doesnt look like weve seen the last of her yet, so hopefully things can improve from here.

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Action Comics (2011) #31

May 14, 2014

So far though, Superman: Doomed hasnt disappointed, and the method of reading pretty much the entire event in one week is an interesting move by DC Comics. It does of course, allow readers to jump straight into Superman/Wonder Woman #8 without delay. This book comes recommended then, but dont expect the usual quality of artwork due to the multiple artists on this title.

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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

Jan 15, 2016

On the whole, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D #1 is a flawed but fun first chapter in a new series that begins to explore the potential of having the television cast inserted into a world where that is not restricted by a budget. Unfortunately, itfails to wow readers.Germn Peraltaand Rachelle Rosenberg do impress on artistic duties, however, and theres enough potential in Guggenheims new series to stick around for more to come.

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All-New Captain America #2

Dec 19, 2014

All-New Captain America #2 makes it two issues out of two for the series in terms of quality then and Rick Remender further develops Sam Wilsons adventures as Captain America. Its handled very well and when you consider the awesome artwork brought to you by Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger and Marte Gracia, this is one of the best books that Marvel has to offer right now. Excellent stuff, and if you're not reading this book because Steve isn't Captain America, then you're missing out on something good.

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All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1

May 5, 2017

An interesting choice by Marvel is that All-New Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be a twice-monthly series, so it remains to be seen how the different artists will shake up the tone and feel of the book going forward .For now, whilst it doesnt exactly bring anything new to the table that readers havent encountered before, the issuesuccessfully providesplenty of fun, engaging action that makesthe most out of the great character dynamics, setting up a larger mystery to come.

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All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #3

Jun 11, 2017

Garry Duggan is shaping this book into one of the group's must-read runs, and with Frazer Irving on board for this issue, you know you're going to be in for a treat. If you're a fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy and you for some reason aren't reading this series yet, then it's something that really needs to be remedied as soon as possible.

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All-New Hawkeye #1

Mar 5, 2015

Ian Herring's Colours work very well with Perez's artwork and Lemire's storyline to help create an incredibly good first issue that really makes this book standout as one of the best releases from this week, alongsideImage'sDescender(which is also written by Lemire), and based on what we've seen here, there's plenty more to come going forward. This is already shaping up to be one of the strongest Marvel Comics on shelves right now with just one issue down, and it'll be great to see what the creative team can come up with going forward. You certainly won't want to miss this.

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All-New Hawkeye #4

Jul 28, 2015

On the whole then, All-New Hawkeye #4 is a must read as Jeff Lemire, Ian Herring and Ramon Perez work together incredibly well to deliver a series that you really should be checking out if youre not reading this book already. Four issues in and its arguably one of Marvels strongest ongoing comics, and itll be interesting to see how this arc comes to its conclusion in the final chapter of Wunderkammer.

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All-New Invaders #3

Mar 20, 2014

On the whole, All New Invaders #3 is a solid issue. Its not quite reached the standards of Robinsons Earth 2 or his Fantastic Four, but you can find far worse comics on your shelves for that price. Whilst its still uncertain as to whether you should definitely jump on board this title, tradewaiting is probably your best bet as this series will no doubt become something great.

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All-New Wolverine #2

Nov 29, 2015

The issue itself is an incredibly solid one and All-New Wolverine so far secures itself as one of the most reliable and entertaining series on stands, with the creative team managing to handle a likeable and interesting protagonist in the form of Laura Kinney very well and give her some great action scenes in her own part of the Marvel Universe. And on top of that, the cliffhanger makes for a superb, unpredictable ending and its going to be very interesting to see just where Taylor takes us next. All-New Wolverine proves that theres life beyond Logan for the role of the Wolverine character, and this series is quickly shaping up to be well worth your time. If for whatever reason youve missed out the first one, go back and catch up as soon as possible, it's great.

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All-New Wolverine #19

Apr 7, 2017

Regardless of what direction this series goes from here, All-New Wolverine #19 is a promising beginning to an arc that benefits from a strongnarrative hook that has enough mystery to keep readers coming back for more.

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All-New Wolverine #25

Oct 16, 2017

The book shows that in the hands of the right creators, exploring the past can really pay off, especially when a richly compelling mystery is also brought to the table.

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All-New Wolverine #34

May 1, 2018

It'd be a crime not to miss out on this book.

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All-New X-Factor #11

Jul 17, 2014

In short, if youre not reading All New X-Factor, then you really should be. Whilst #11 wasnt the greatest conclusion to an arc feeling underwhelming in places, this book still remains one of the superior X-Books and is something that is well worth your time. Its smart, compelling, and the next issue cant come quickly enough.

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All-New X-Factor #14

Sep 18, 2014

In conclusion, All New X-Factor #14 is a must read. It once again proves just how criminally under-read, and underrated this series is and deserves all the praise it can get. If youre a fan of the X-Men or just superheroes in general, then youll get something out of this book with some excellent character development continuing to prove Davids worth as one of the best writers in Marvels camp right now.

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All-New X-Factor #16

Nov 10, 2014

Its great to see that even though this book doesnt feel super-relevant to the AXIS tie-ins so far, All New X-Factor has managed to be pretty entertaining despite this and can still stand on its own. Theres plenty of character development and the pace of the issue is handled very well, making this issue a win. If youre not following this book already then you should go back and catch up on just how good its been in trades because, even though its been cancelled, youre missing out on something thats been spectacular, with a great creative team.

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All-New X-Factor #17

Dec 8, 2014

Concluding the main AXIS storyline while at the same time setting up the potential for more with an appearance from Magneto towards the end of the issue, Peter David is continuing to pull out all the stops with All New X-Factor. Its certainly a title that nobody can afford to miss and despite its flaws, which are only minor in this issue, is very enjoyable indeed.

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All-New X-Factor #19

Jan 11, 2015

All New X-Factor #19 delivers a memorable penultimate issue that will leave fans of the comic desperately waiting for the finale. The writing and artwork continue to be very strong indeed and itll be interesting to see how any remaining plot threads get wrapped up in the finale.

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All-New X-Factor #20

Jan 26, 2015

In short, All New X-Factor #20 is a brilliant finale to what has been an extremely underappreciated series. The reviews have been positive even as it hasnt been finding the sales that it needed to survive, but hopefully the upcoming Secret Wars event will lead to a new, relaunched series thats just as good as this one.

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All-New X-Men (2015) #1

Dec 8, 2015

Dennis Hopeless really gets teen characters and has handled them well in the past on both Avengers Arena and Avengers Undercover, with the more angst involved the better. However itll be interesting to see where he takes them moving forward and theres plenty of stuff going on for the reader to explore. Hopefully this book will avoid crossing over with the upcoming relaunch of Uncanny X-Men too much, and continue to stand on its own for future issues. So far, it's off to a very impressive start.

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Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #13

Nov 25, 2017

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #13is a fun book with low stakes that makes for a refreshing read.

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America #1

Mar 5, 2017

Any worries that you may have had about America Chavez being able to sustain her own solo series should be gone after reading this issue. America is quite simplyone of the best new comics that Marvel has put out in a while, and it should absolutely be essential reading even if you've never read any books featuring the character before.

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America #2

Apr 9, 2017

America #2 is at its best when it is focused on its titular character, whom weve seen fleshed out incredibly well over these past two issues. The creative team gives her strengths as well as weaknesses, with her flaws helping her making a well-rounded and really interesting character. The charm and sheer likeability that this book has to offer goes a long way in helping establish it as one of Marvels best ongoing series, as the creative team bring their A-Game to the table to give readers an incredibly satisfying read.

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America #4

Jun 22, 2017

If you're not reading this book, you need to rectify that error immediately. This is one of those series that simply needs to be read.

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America #11

Jan 21, 2018

Over the past eleven issues [America] has very much cemented its place as part of one of the most underrated titles in Marvel's line-up right now.

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American Vampire: Second Cycle #2

Apr 17, 2014

Sure, there are problems. Its not a perfect issue. Theres a slow build-up that doesnt quite work. But aside from that, American Vampire: Second Cycle #2 is fantastic, and firmly establishes this series as being one of the better indie books on the market right now, and is a must read book for horror fans.

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Angel & Faith Season 10 #1

Apr 2, 2014

Angel and Faith Season 10 #1 therefore comes recommended. It might not be to everybodys liking but fans of the characters should definitely enjoy it, and itll be interesting to see how this series evolves in the next few months.

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Angel & Faith Season 10 #2

May 8, 2014

On the whole then, Angel & Faith Season 10 #2 is a good second outing for these two characters even if they are still separated in a book where they should be working together. However, thats literally the only problem that this book suffers from, and its a minor issue that really doesnt detract from your enjoyment of the book because for the most part, its an exceptional issue and something that should keep fans wanting more.

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Angel & Faith Season 10 #3

Jun 9, 2014

On the whole then, Angel & Faith Season 10 #3 is a fun, interesting read that should satisfy fans of the Buffy-verse. Whilst its too early to determine which book is stronger, this or the main Buffy title both are putting out impressive showings and its great to see both books in such excellent shape.

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Angel & Faith Season 10 #4

Jul 4, 2014

Regardless, of any flaws though, Victor Gischler, Will Conrad and Michelle Mason are the right team to handle Angel & Faith and as long as it remains a fun ride like it was here it should be interesting to see where it goes, especially with an interesting ending scene that hints at promising things to come. Recommended.

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Angel & Faith Season 10 #5

Aug 11, 2014

The twist is fun and this issue is a nice story that works just as well on its own as it does in a series. Angel & Faith continues to be a strong series and itll be interesting to see where things go from here, whether well see Faith get her own whole issue next month or the attention will be split back between the two. One things for sure though, Angel & Faith Season 10 #5 showed that it was capable of handling an issue with just one of these characters well and comes recommended as a result of this.

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Angel & Faith Season 10 #7

Oct 2, 2014

In conclusion then, Angel & Faith Season 10 #7 is another solid entry in the series. Whilst Angels storyline isnt quite as gripping as Faiths, it still remains largely consistent in terms of quality and itll be interesting to see where this season takes us going forward.

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Aquaman (2011) #30

Apr 24, 2014

So whilst Aquaman #30 may not be the best book on shelves, Jeff Parker writes an entertaining issue that will keep readers around for the next. Itll be interesting to see where things go next month, because despite the problems, this is still a book thats worth reading.

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Aquaman (2016) #16

Feb 1, 2017

With everything taken into account,Aquaman #16 is an effective epilogue to the previous arc that also sets the foundations for what is to come as Abnett finds a way to balance both plots effectively in a way that one never overshadows the other.The fact that this series seems to be headed in a new direction as well also seems to be a welcome change, and based on this issue, Aquamanhas everything that it needs for it to be a successful approach.

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Assassin's Creed #1

Oct 21, 2015

The historical setting of Salem fits in perfectly with it being October, andHalloween just around the corner. The issue blends a limited amount of exposition well with the action to create an engaging read and not allow too many info-dumps. Despite a few weaknesses here and there that could be better polished,Assassin's Creed #1is a solid start to the series and a confident effort from Del Col, McCreery, Edwards & Nunes, and it looks like things are only going to get better from here on in.

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Assassin's Creed #2

Nov 17, 2015

Assassins Creed #2 is already starting to realize the series' full potential. Its bloody, gory and proper Assassins Creed. (Theres even a bonus feature of a map of Salem at the end of the book, at least in the digital issue that this reviewer read). The good thing about the comics is that the writers arent limited to making their storyline work in construction with the same formulaic missions that the games seem to use so much, so its already interesting to see what Del Col and McCreery can come up with. Along with Neil Edwards and Ivan Nunes, the book seems to have found its footing, and the third part in “Trial By Fire”sounds very interesting indeed. Next month should be a good one.

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Assassin's Creed #3

Dec 14, 2015

So on the whole, whilst there are some things that are hit and miss about Assassins Creed #3, it remains an otherwise solid entry into the series from McCreery, Del Col, Nunes and Edwards. Next issue promises big things and theres plenty of potential for this arc to explore and get even better in the remaining two issues of Trial by Fire.

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Astonishing X-Men (2017) #1

Jul 21, 2017

This issue serves as an introduction to may well be the most essential X-Men book currently on shelves, so if you are an X-Men fan looking for an excellent book with a fantastic command of the atmosphere, characters and plot, look no further than Astonishing X-Men #1. It's absolutely unmissable.

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Avengers (2016) #675

Jan 14, 2018

Thanks to some stunning artwork and an interesting hook, as well as the sheer spectacle of seeing so many characters pulled together for an event of cataclysmic proportions, Avengers #675 goes big and succeeds.

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Avengers (2018) #1

May 8, 2018

You can't help but feel as though you're going to be in for an incredibly wild ride as writer Jason Aaron and penciller Ed McGuinness, once more unites Marvel's heavyweights of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America under one banner.

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Axis: Revolutions #1

Nov 3, 2014

So its safe to say that theres a lot of good talent in Hoary Hosts of Hate and, as a result, this second story helps make at least this first issue of the series worth the admission price and a good opportunity for those looking to explore more about Marvels latest event, and writers that readers may not be overly familiar with.

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Batgirl (2011) #31

May 14, 2014

Gail Simone has impressed with a string of consistent shorter story arcs lately on this book rather than going for massive, seven issue blockbuster arcs and it works, allowing here to get the best use out of the Bat-family Rogues Gallery as well as developing Barbara and her supporting cast. This book continues to shine, but not only that – serves as a good jumping on point, so if youve fallen behind on the series or want to jump on board because of Ragdoll then this is a good place to start.

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Batgirl (2011) #32

Jun 11, 2014

So on the whole, Batgirl #32 is another strong outing from Simone that fails to disappoint, setting up a last page reveal that should excite and have readers coming back for the next issue for certain. Birds of Prey fans you wont want to miss it.

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Batgirl (2011) #33

Jul 11, 2014

Regardless of whether you have been a fan of Simones run or not youll want to read this arc. This is the second chapter of Enemies and Allies and its really hitting its stride. This issue comes highly recommended and hopefully Simone will be able to end her run, concluding in October on a high.

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Batgirl (2011) #34

Aug 16, 2014

The transition between Simones run and the upcoming book is handled well. Towards the end of the issue you get a feeling that things will be heading towards a lighter tone and it should be very interesting indeed to see where things go from here. However, its safe to say that Simones Batgirl run will most definitelybe missed and its a series that certainly deserves returning to in the future.

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Batgirl (2011) #35

Oct 9, 2014

In conclusion then, Batgirl #35 is an excellent jumping on point and its great to have more lighter toned series at DC and as a result this comes highly recommended. It's certainly something that you should definitely pick up this week.

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Batgirl (2011) #36

Nov 17, 2014

With this issue being pretty spectacular, itll be great to see what Stewart, Fletcher, Tarr and Wicks can come up with next month. This reviewer has full confidence in the new incarnation of Batgirl after an incredible second issue for the new creative team. This is becoming one of the best titles at DC right now, and if youre not reading it already, then you really should consider jumping on whilst theres not too much catching up required.

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Batman (2016) #16

Feb 1, 2017

There are a lot of things to love about Batman #16. It may not be the most action packed issue of the series ever but it doesnt need to be, opting for a quieter issue thats more focused on building up the tension and it does a good job. No doubt greater things are in store, but for now, I Am Bane is off to a very solid start.

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Batman (2016) #17

Feb 20, 2017

Over the course of the past two issues Tom King has created something special in Batman and hopefully now the showdown between the Dark Knight and Bane wont be a disappointment. Ideally, it will be more competitive than the fight where Bane broke Batmans back. Regardless of how things turn out, if youre a fan of Bane and youre not reading this book, you really should remedy that as soon as possible.

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Batman (2016) #18

Mar 3, 2017

On the whole,Batman #18 is an excellent chapter that is a worthy addition to the I am Banearc that continues to be an incredible success. Its bold, clever, and empahtically visceralas the creative team pulls out all the stops togive readers one of the best portrayals of Bane yet.

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Batman (2016) #33

Oct 23, 2017

Putting Batman and Catwoman front and centre in an issue that's spectacularly written and drawn, Tom King's Batman continues to prove itself as a book that's essential reading for any fans of the Caped Crusader.

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Batman (2016) #40

Feb 16, 2018

Arguably, King, Jones and Bellaire's Batman is the best Batman book on shelves and it should be essential reading for anyone who's a fan of the character.

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Batman (2016) #54

Sep 19, 2018

Batman #54 is a love-letter to the relationship between Dick Grayson, and Batman, exploring it from its rocky early days to the two characters learning to trust each other.

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Batman (2016) #92

Jun 16, 2020

In terms of cliffhangers; Batman #92 doesnt disappoint. It goes all out, tying into the larger arc whilst also acting as a returning point for fans who have been missing the adventures of the caped crusader. It mostly just about works as a standalone issue, minus a few panels, succeeding in keeping fans coming back for more.

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Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1

Jun 1, 2019

Batman: Last Knight on Earth then is a flat-out masterpiece that hits the ground running in the best way possible.

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Battlestar Galactica: Six #1

May 1, 2014

Battlestar Galactica: Six is an okay start to a series that has a lot of potential, and should prove to be a good look into the character of Six and what transformed her into the character that we know from the comics. Krul doesnt waste time allowing newcomers to jump on, but fans with knowledge of the character should find something to like here. This book, therefore, comes recommended, being far from weak and a relatively solid opening issue that should keep readers back for next month.

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Batwoman (2017) #1

Mar 16, 2017

There is a very strong narrative approach here that benefits from the decision to show rather than tell the reader. Rather than opt for clunky exposition the creative team keeps you in largely in the dark as to the mystery and as a result, this fresh and distinctive approachto the character feels like an incredibly welcome one. Theres a lot to love about Batwoman #1 and thanks to the care shown by the excellent creative team, this is one superhero comic that really shouldnt be ignored.

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Batwoman: Rebirth #1

Feb 15, 2017

Batwoman Rebirth #1 hitsthe ground running as anew series that explores her origin in an effective way through some incredible artwork. The cliffhanger will no doubt have readers looking forward to more, and theres a lot of potential on display here for this book to turn into one of DCs best very quickly.

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Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #1

May 1, 2017

Unfortunately, there isnt anything about Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider that helps make it stand out on its own as being a truly must-read comic. Its flawed and doesnt really have anything particularly new to add to the story. Ben Reilly is rather unlikable and to make matters worse, the ending feels rushed and imbalanced – not feeling particularly natural at all. The book could have been paced a lot better, and as a result, its kind of a letdown. It still remains a decent read and theres potential for the book to get better, but for now, despite the veteran creative team attached, it doesnt do anything to establish itself amongst the other, superior Marvel titles out there.

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Big Man Plans #1

Feb 9, 2015

Theres plenty of powerful moments that will not be for everyone here with the element of shock being very clear indeed. But theres enough to keep Big Man Plans from just being your standard, ultra-violent comic and as a result the creative team of Eric Powell and Tim Wiesch doesnt disappoint as it starts out on a strong note that will be worth checking out come its release on March 4th.

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Black Bolt #8

Dec 12, 2017

When you think the book is going to go in one direction it takes a turn for another, and really makes the most out of the potential available to the character.

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Black Bolt #9

Jan 5, 2018

One of the greatest strengths of this current series of Black Boltis that writer Saladin Ahmed can make a character who never says anything at all convey more emotion and feel more human than characters who speak twice as much.

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Black Canary (2015) #1

Jun 22, 2015

Dont expect any standard superhero first issue here, with Black Canary #1 having a more personal take on the character that the creative team are handling in an entirely new light. Its safe to say you wont have seen this take on Dinah before, and that allows for a much-needed fresh, energetic approach. However, that said, Fletcher doesnt shy away from her past, and it will be interesting to see how this is developed in future issues. With luck, this book will stick around for a while, because theres so much potential here for it to become one of DC's best new series of 2015.

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Black Widow (2019) #1

Jan 20, 2019

The book does a good job at never letting Steve Rogers overshadow Natasha's solo series too, and always finds a way to be entertaining despite a few flaws that are quickly brushed aside.

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Blade Runner: 2019 #1

Jul 23, 2019

Even in the early stages of this series Ash makes a pretty compelling justification for readers to want to spend more in her world.

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Bloodshot: Reborn #2

May 21, 2015

Everything about this book just works and only two issues in, its already on course to be a contender of one of the stronger comics that the year has given us so far. With a tone thats been pretty violent throughout, Bloodshot Reborn is perfect for those of you who love Marvels Punisher and want something similar, and doesnt require a lot of catching up on, and is pretty much an essential addition to any comic fans pull list.

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Bonehead #1

Jan 8, 2018

With lots of competition on shelves Bonehead is going to have to do a lot to grab your attention, but for now, there's enough about the series that should pique readers curiosity, and it's almost worth picking up for the artwork alone.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #1

Jan 25, 2019

The book ticks all the right boxes for what a Buffy comic should do and it's clear that the creative team have a love and understanding of the series.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #4

Apr 29, 2019

It's unpredictable and exciting, whether in the mundane realities of Buffy's life or exploring the dangers that come with the profession of a Slayer.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1

Mar 19, 2014

Whether youre an old or new fan of the series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1 starts what should be a great series to come, and is virtually essential reading if youre looking to start this series fresh but for some readers of the previous Dark Horse series may find themselves frustrated that a decent amount of the issue is dedicated to recapping what has already taken place. Regardless though, this issue comes highly recommended.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #2

Apr 23, 2014

The transition from the first issue is handled well and the ongoing pace is pretty strong. This series continues to prove that its worth reading for fans of Buffy, and its great to see the character going back to her roots. Where we go from here will be very interesting indeed.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #3

May 21, 2014

On the whole then, the addition of Nicholas Brendon to the creative team has been a firm success, giving us one of the most comedic issues of Buffy to date, not just in the tenth season but since the comic began in Season 8. Itll be interesting to see where we go from here, and the next issue cant come quickly enough.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #4

Jun 18, 2014

The title is smart, witty and captivating. You remain in familiar territory here, but at the same time theres still plenty of new stuff so theres never the feeling that youve been through this before in the past nine seasons. Gage and Brendon are telling a storythat feels fresh and exciting, and theyre very much the creative team that should be on Buffy for the rest of Season 10 if not more.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #5

Jul 25, 2014

Season 10 is rapidly shaping up to be the best since Buffy made the transition to comic book format. Its fun, energetic and fresh and theres very little where this book goeswrong. Its safe to say that if youre a fan of the series then youll certainly get a kick out of this issue as Gage and Brendon have impressed a lot on writing duties so far, and itll be interesting to see how they handle the next arc. One things for sure, this is a creative team that can stay on the book as long as they keep delivering the high levels of writing and artwork that weve come to expect so far.

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Captain America (2012) #17

Feb 24, 2014

It's a pretty awesome book and the only downer is really that this is one of those books that really deserves double-shipping status, with it being easy to forget what happened in last issue before reading this one.

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Captain America (2012) #19

Apr 3, 2014

All said Captain America #19 is a fun issue. Its not among Remenders best, lacking the emotional impact that it needs to really make it a stellar comic, but its still a very entertaining one and better than plenty of other comics on stands right now.

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Captain America: Sam Wilson #3

Nov 24, 2015

Captain America: Sam Wilson is shaping up to be one of Marvels most consistent books. If youre looking for something that has plenty of fun, isnt afraid to veer into absurd territory every now and again, and enjoy good character interactions, then Captain America: Sam Wilson is the book for you. Nick Spencer is one of the best writers in the comics business at the moment, and itll be interesting to see what he can bring to the table in the months to come.

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Captain Marvel (2014) #1

Mar 12, 2014

This could be a great, bold new direction for Marvel and another great new addition to their cosmic line of superhero comics. We've already got Guardians of the Galaxy, Novaand the upcomingCyclops title (which is kind of an X-Men/Cosmic hybrid) and hopefullyCaptain Marvelwill make an excellent addition to that lineup. Kelly Sue DeConnick is certainly making a good case for this so far – and hopefully things can only get better from here.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #5

May 21, 2019

As a conclusion to the first arc, Captain Marvel #5 goes out on a high.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #7

Jun 25, 2019

By keeping things relatively simple and spending most of the issue in the jungle seperate from the larger scale event, Captain Marvel is able to stand out as one of the shining lights compared to the rest of the main War of the Realms.

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Captain Marvel (2019): Braver & Mightier #1

Mar 3, 2019

Captain Marvel: Braver & Mightier #1 makes you wish that this wasn't just a one-shot.

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Captain Midnight #9

Mar 26, 2014

So with everything covered, Captain Midnight #9 is a brutal, take-no-prisoners read thats one of the best Dark Horse titles on stands right now. If youre a fan of superhero comics but want to read something different from DC and Marvel and dont have to worry about constant relaunches, creative team changes and new status quos – then Captain Midnight is your best bet with #9 being another stellar addition to the Project Black Sky Universe.

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Captain Midnight #11

May 30, 2014

All in all then, Captain Midnight #11 is one of the best issues yet, and its one of the strongest series that nobody seems to be reading. Joshua Williamson is putting out a great book month after month and there are barely any missteps in this issue in particular so it comes highly recommended as one of the best superhero comics that Dark Horse has given us all year.

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Catwoman (2011) #36

Dec 1, 2014

With the major new status quo for Catwoman theres going to be a few issues to get everything on the right track and the fact that its already pretty good right now means that it can only get better going forward. Valentine is crafting a unique storyline for Selina and with some spectacular artwork, and if youre not reading this book already then you really should check out with #35 as soon as you can. Despite the very minor flaws, its still incredibly good.

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Catwoman (2011) #42

Jul 14, 2015

This book continues to combine the street fighting that Catwoman readers will be familiar with and the mob politics that has played a major part in the previous arc, making it the perfect blend for readers who want a bit of both, and thanks to the strong writing provided by Valentine, as well as the good artwork from Messina and Loughridge, Catwoman,with the current creative team,continues to be a smart, welcome addition to DCs stable of quality bat-books. And one of the best, too.

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Champions (2019) #1

Jan 6, 2019

You'll almost certainly be wanting to read more of this team by the issue's end.

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Champions (2019) #5

May 11, 2019

Five issues into Champions, it's clear that the current run has all the confidence and quality of a series twice its length.

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Constantine #18

Oct 9, 2014

Of course, its pretty clear by now that Constantine isnt Hellblazer, but that doesnt stop this from being one of DCs stronger titles even with it involved in the Earth 2 drama right now (which at least so far, Fawkes is making it newcomer friendly). Its always good to see this reviewers favourite comic character in action and going forward this series should be great to read, especially with the upcoming television show. Fawkes is getting better with each issue so hopefully he can make the first meeting of both Constantines pretty memorable. Next issue cant come quickly enough.

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Constantine #20

Dec 15, 2014

Constantine #20 then is a pretty strong issue proving that the move of the character from the main Earth to Earth 2 might not have been as bad an idea as it initially seemed, with Fawkes really pulling off the book incredibly well, and as a result, next months issue cant come quickly enough. In this readers opinion, this is one of DCs strongest titles on shelves right now.

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Constantine #22

Feb 13, 2015

Much like the script then, the art is hit and miss, with some parts working and others not working as well as they should. However, Constantine #22 still manages to be a decent read despite these problems, and lays the groundwork for what should hopefully be an awesome finale next month.

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Constantine #23

Mar 16, 2015

Like many of the DC Books ending before Convergence, Constantine is one thats going to be missed. Yes, it is getting relaunched as Constantine: Hellblazer, but with a different creative team. Fawkes, Haun and the Tories have handled this reviewers favourite DC Comics character incredibly well with a powerful final issue that doesnt disappoint.

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Constantine: The Hellblazer #1

Jun 15, 2015

Looks like were off to an interesting start, then. Constantine: The Hellblazer #1 hits the ground running with a solid first issue that pleases both newcomers and old fans alike. Thanks to the work of Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo and Ivan Plascensia, readers should get the most out of this issue and will find themselves coming back for more. Recommended.

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Constantine: The Hellblazer #2

Jul 14, 2015

Constantine: The Hellblazer #2 is a confident second issue from Doyle, Tynion IV, Rossmo and Plascencia, and they handle the comic well and continue to establish the con-mans new adventures very well indeed. The pacing is confident and the mystery is developed just as effectively here as it was in the previous issue, making this book perfect for fans looking to get their fix on the occult side of the DC Comics Universe. As far as this reviewer is concerned, the con-man is in excellent hands.

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Convergence: Justice League #1

Apr 14, 2015

Whilst the book can feel uneven at times, with the transition from the character drama to the action not being pulled off as effective as it could have been, Convergence: Justice League #1 is a very solid start that features the return of characters that fans will enjoy Vixen is another character that makes a welcome addition to the roster here. Frank Tieri handles the character focus well and gives each superheroine enough time in the spotlight, and combined with some decent artwork, this book serves as a fun and enjoyable tie-in to the main event that fans of the characters looking for their Pre-New 52 fix should certainly check out.

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Convergence: The Question #1

Apr 14, 2015

If youve been wondering what the stronger books of DCs Convergence event have been so far, then Convergence: The Question is certainly one of those. Greg Rucka is in fine form here and handles the fan favourite characters wonderfully well, with some excellent artwork from Hamner and McCaig. This is an issue that you wont want to miss.

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Daredevil (2011) #36

Feb 24, 2014

The final act in the series ends the book on a high note with some amazing sequences that really sets the stage for the next book. Now that Matt Murdock is no longer going to be in Hell's Kitchen and his identity as Daredevil is revealed to the world, where can things go from here? It'll certainly be very interesting to find out. One thing's for sure though, based on what we've seen here, it should hopefully continue to remain excellent quality.

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Daredevil (2014) #10

Nov 24, 2014

If youre not already reading Daredevil then, why arent you? This issue is just as excellent as the previous nine, and everything before the reboot that Waid and Samnee have given us. It doesnt feel rushed with the pacing being pulled off very well, so if youre looking for a good example of how great modern superhero comics can be, then this is the series that youre looking for.

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Daredevil (2015) #3

Feb 3, 2016

The book progresses at a natural pace, even if we are still in a set-up stage, and builds up strongly to the cliffhanger that will no doubt be enough to keep readers coming back for next months installment. From what weve seen in the first three issues the comic has a fresh, strong voice, and while there are a couple of minor problems that this issue such as Blindspot not being as well-developed as he could have been, thats all they are: minor problems.

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DC House of Horror (One Shot) #1

Oct 30, 2017

If you've ever wondered what the DC Universe would look like when approached from a horror perspective in a way that doesn't hold anything back, this one-shot is perfect for you.

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Dead Boy Detectives #2

Jan 29, 2014

Dead Boy Detectivesis a book that every horror fan should be reading. Its first two issues have got off to a great start and it is seriously something that deserves a lot more attention than what it's currently getting – it's fun and enjoyable. If you haven't read aSandmanbook before (I've only read Volume 1) then you can still enjoyDead Boy Detectives.My only real complaint is that we have to wait another month until the next issue – because I've loved the first two issues. It's just brilliant.

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Deathlok (2014) #1

Oct 31, 2014

Nathan Edmondsons take on Deathlok is probably his strongest first issue yet for Marvel. Both Black Widow and The Punisher started very strongly as well, and its great to see that the writer is capable of keeping up the quality across the three books. With very little missteps, its something that you should really consider jumping on board and itll be very interesting to see where this series goes in the future.

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Deathstroke (2014) #1

Oct 24, 2014

Deathstroke, despite some flaws in terms of character, is going to be an action heavy book and as long as Daniels artwork stays as good as it is, its going to be recommended from this reviewer. Like you would expect from a first issue, its a good jumping on point for new readers and itll be interesting to see where it goes from here as next months installment teases the Secret Past of Slade Wilson, giving plenty of options for Daniel to explore.

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Deep Gravity #1

Aug 1, 2014

Theres very little that Deep Gravity puts wrong. It ends on a solid cliffhanger and will certainly have readers coming back for more, and is something that as a result comes highly recommended. If you dug Star Wars Legacy then youll want to check this one out, and fans of space opera series will get a kick out of this as well. Richardson, Hardman, Bechko, Baldo and Filardi bring an excellent new series to the table that could end up being one of the best come the years end, with great potential for future issues to explore.

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Defenders (2017) #1

Jun 18, 2017

The writing is superb, the characters are superb, and the art is on another level entirely. If you want to read what could potentially be a start to one of Marvel's best new series of 2017, then you really need to be reading The Defenders.

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Detective Comics (2016) #950

Feb 13, 2017

Detective Comics #950 has a lot to recommend about it, feeling like an issue worthy of a milestone like this. If youre a fan of Cassandra Cain, Azrael and Batwing or want to know where Detective Comics is headed in the future then this issue should make a great addition to your weekly comics haul.

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Detective Comics (2016) #951

Feb 23, 2017

Despite a couple of minor issues, Detective Comics #951 is another great entry into this series that no Batman fan should be missing out on. It successfully reinvents characters such as Clayface, weaving an effective issue that does a good job at laying the foundations for the arc to come.

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Detective Comics (2016) #957

May 27, 2017

There may be too many Batman-centric books on shelves for readers to be able to read every single one of them, but Detective Comics #957's focus on fan-favorite Spoiler is something that should not be missed.

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Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1

Aug 13, 2015

If you're a fan of Doctor Who and love multi-Doctor stories and want some more excitement featuring the characters, The Four Doctors should be right up your street as things can only get better from here.

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Doctor Who: Four Doctors #4

Sep 7, 2015

The issue itself does use a lot of exposition, yet is counterbalanced strongly with the action sequences which allows for a quick read. Cornell, Edwards and Nunes work together incredibly well to continue to give us an excellent multi-Doctor story that should be worth a look into for anyone who isnt up to date on it already. Recommended.

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Doctor Who: Four Doctors #5

Sep 24, 2015

If you're a Doctor Who fan who hasn't quite checked out this series and has been reading the reviews to the end to see whether it's worth your time or not, The Four Doctors is an event that most certainly is.

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Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #1

Jul 7, 2016

The use of multiple artists allows for a more varied visual look that works due to the split in locations of the Doctors. Pre-historic Earth with the Eleventh Doctor is full of vibrant and rich colors that delivers just as well as say, the time spent in the 24th Century. Unfortunately, though when it comes to characterization, some Doctors arent quite brought to life as well as others, and the portrayal of the Tenth Doctor falls short of the mark. But thats only a minor problem, because for the most part everything is pretty great across the board with the potential to just get better and better as the event goes on.

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Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1

Nov 6, 2015

The pencils from Emma Vieceli are strong and Hi-Fi adds the usual level of quality to the colors. Its got a nice, bright feel to it that perfectly fits within the same universe and tone as the other Doctor Who Titan Comics, and we get to see an effectively standalone story entitled The Pictures of Josephine Day. With Doctor Who you know that there is a vast amount of potential to be explored in the future (and in the past), so this issue was merely a teaser of what lies in store for The Doctor and his latest companion. The next stop teases a journey to another world, and needless to say, its going to be interesting to watch unfold, with the creative team on the right track to deliver another hit for Titan Comics.

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Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1

Jun 12, 2018

[The Seventh Doctor #1 is] a fascinating mix of talent that has the potential to deliver a must-read mini-series, and based off this excellent start, readers should be in for a real treat.

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Three #1

Jan 12, 2017

The Tenth Doctor: Year Three #1 provides a mostly excellent introduction for fans looking to jump on board Titan Comics ongoing series, with a few threads carried on from the previous arc that is explained in a way to get the audiences up to date on what is happening fairly quickly. The creative team brings their A-game to the table to ensure that this book remains a delightfully fun read, and comes highly recommended. If youre a Doctor Who fan looking to read more stories in the same universe while the show is off air, then this is an excellent place to start.

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Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #0

Oct 2, 2018

The folks at Titan Comics have decided to go all out with this special zero issue, exploring the life and times of The Doctor over the course of his twelve previous selves, plus The War Doctor, leading up to the Thirteenth.

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Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor: Season Two #1

Jan 12, 2020

This tie-in comic does everything that fans of the show should hope for.

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Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1

Nov 12, 2018

For those who can't get enough of The Thirteenth Doctor, in step Titan Comics with a fun series opener that fans of the show will adore.

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Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #4

May 24, 2020

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctorestablishes itself as one of the best tie-in comics that fans could wish for; it's far more than just fanservice and should be considered as every bit important to Who canon as the episodes themselves.

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Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

Oct 20, 2014

In conclusion, the plot is handled well, and the mystery is introduced fairly quickly. It feels like an episode of the television series except without any budget constraints in terms of special effects, and it does what its meant to for a first issue, draw you in and keep you there. Its also worth noting quickly just how good the cover art is, as Alice X. Zhang knocks it out of the park, which is really an added bonus when you consider that this issue is mostly a success despite the negative elements that this reviewer has mentioned.

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Fantastic Four (2014) #1

Feb 28, 2014

Overall though,Fantastic Four #1is a great first offering, and easily one of the best things to come out ofAll New Marvel NOW! so far. If you enjoyed Robinson'sEarth 2over at DC or his recentAll New Invadersthen this book will be right up your street – but if you're a fan of the Fantastic Four then you'll get a kick out of this as well. In fact, you'll probably enjoy this even if you don't fall into the above categories – because Robinson is certainly a very solid writer and always manages to impress.

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Fantastic Four (2014) #10

Sep 12, 2014

However, one below par issue does not make this book as a whole poor, and this reviewer would still rather be reading an average Fantastic Four than a lot of other Marvel books on shelves right now, and Im still highly anticipating the next issue. Heres hoping that itll be an improvement over this one.

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Fantastic Four (2018) #1

Aug 14, 2018

Fantastic Four #1 is a welcome near-return for Marvel's premier family of superheroes.

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Far Sector #2

Dec 16, 2019

Sojourner Mullein left a good impression as the latest addition to the human cast of Green Lanterns, with N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell crafting one of the most memorable starts to a Green Lantern comic since the introduction of Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz.

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Flash (2016) #24

Jun 18, 2017

The characters are fantastic, the tension is great, and the cliffhanger at the end of this issue really does an effective job at setting the stage for the next part of this arc, which has the potential to turn into one of the best stories of the current Flash run.

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Flash (2016) #25

Jul 2, 2017

The first part of the "Running Scared" arc... sets Barry against his greatest nemesis, The Reverse Flash, in a spectacular fashion that cements it as a major game changer for the series.

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Go Go Power Rangers #1

Jul 30, 2017

The Power Rangers themselves look to be in perfect hands. The simple yet effective opening dares to explore consequences from big action set pieces, putting the characters first and foremost in what should be a very interesting read.

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Gotham Academy #2

Nov 10, 2014

Things continue to be excellent in this book, and itll be great to see where this series goes from here. The artwork is superb and the storyline is equally great, and its good to see that the second issue has kept up this series good form. Next issue cant come quickly enough.

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Green Arrow (2016) #21

Apr 20, 2017

Green Arrow #21 is also important for fans of the character with how it that a major revelation that is handled really well. At the same time, this revelation doesnt become the main focus of the story as The Ninth Circle are still very much front and center. For those expecting an action heavy issue, you may be disappointed as there isn't much in the way of face-to-face conflict here, but on the whole, because everything is so well plotted it doesnt stop this from being an fantastic read that pulls readers in and refuses to let them go. One things for sure: if youre Green Arrow fan, this issue is unmissable.

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Green Arrow (2016) #26

Jul 9, 2017

Green Arrow #26 has plenty of fast paced action that suits both The Flash and Green Arrow fans and really delivers in what it sets out to do.

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Green Arrow (2016) #47

Dec 9, 2018

As a whole the arc does a solid job at keeping readers entertained, and with some great work from the Bensons, Peralta and Kalisz it emerges as something that's worth keeping an eye out for.

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Green Lantern (2011) #37

Dec 5, 2014

In short, despite the fact that its yet another crossover, theres plenty of great stuff going on here and Robert Venditti continues to impress on Green Lantern. This is certainly going to be a series worth sticking with for those who jumped on with Godhead (like this reviewer) and there isnt any reason why old hands wont stop reading this book anytime soon as well. Its been able to handle the crossover itself very well indeed and with some good plot movement as well as some fun scenes, its great to see that the core Green Lantern title is in a very strong place right now.

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Green Lantern (2011) #41

Jun 8, 2015

The ending is pretty good as well, offering an unexpected twist that should establish the upcoming Green Lantern: The Lost Army pretty well and itll be a book that should be interesting to read especially given what the title is implying (and that Cullen Bunn is on board which also helps because Bunn is an awesome writer), but for now, the core Green Lantern series is in a very strong place indeed with the strong creative team of Robert Venditti, Billy Tan, Mark Irwin, Alex Sinclair and Tony Avina. Lets hope they can keep this momentum going.

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Green Lantern (2011) #43

Aug 10, 2015

Green Lantern is still a decent read that marks a continuous compelling storyline, even if there's nothing mind-blowing here.

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Green Lantern (2011) #45

Oct 10, 2015

The issue moves along at a very quick pace and youll find yourself flicking through the pages of Green Lantern #45, as Venditti blends the action and humor with some decent character interaction to advance the plot of the current arc very well indeed. Both Billy Tan and Mark Irwin work together well to give this book a strong atmosphere which is just what it needs for a showdown between Hal Jordan and one of the more unconventional Green Lantern Rogues, and with everything working together very well, Green Lantern continues to be a go-to read for some excellent space opera drama.

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Green Lantern (2011) #48

Jan 11, 2016

This bookwas still a decent read,even if it suffers from being the middle (and usually least interesting step)of the arc. As Venditti avoids one clich in having two superheroes meet for the first time he creates another problem in that their interactions arent as memorable or as engaging as they could have been. Despite this theres some good efforts here and the book itself, especially with the final few panels, hints at bigger things to come. As Venditti has proven in the past, he can be trusted to deliver when the time calls for the plot to escalate in a meaningful and exciting way.

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Green Lantern (2018) #1

Nov 12, 2018

The Green Lantern #1 is an exciting new direction from acclaimed writer Grant Morrison.

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Green Lanterns #44

Apr 8, 2018

Tim Seeley adopts a more character-driven approach to tell a story that's deeply personal for Jessica Cruz, putting a spotlight on her in a way that really fleshes her out whilst showing plenty of promise for more character development to come.

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Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #37

Jan 31, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37 may see the Corps pitted against one ofSuperman's most famous foes, but it's a very new situation that the Green Lanterns find themselves in.

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Hawkeye (2016) #3

Feb 6, 2017

Effectively resolving last issues cliffhanger, Hawkeye #3 is well-paced, well-plotted, and perfectly builds upon the interesting mystery. Thanks to the focus on Kates character via her thought captions, everything really pays off, putting Kates abilities to the forefront in an effective way to tell an interesting story that you wont be able to put down. Everything about this book has been excellent so far and if you're not reading Kelly Thompson's Hawkeye then you really should be, because based on the strength of this issue as well as the previous three, things are only going to get even better from here.

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Hawkeye (2016) #4

Mar 2, 2017

Hawkeye #4 is an excellent read. The series manages to nail Kates personality and her dialogue and narration continues to be one of the main strengths of this issue. combined with a great plot full of exciting mystery and intrigue, this is a series that you need to be reading.

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Hawkeye (2016) #9

Aug 7, 2017

On the whole, Hawkeye #9 is a really enjoyable read. It's fun and action heavy with some amazing artistic work, but doesn't shy away from the hard-hitting character development when it matters.

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Hellblazer (2016) #7

Feb 28, 2017

On the whole,Hellblazer #7 is an uneven issue that has strengths, but plenty of weaknesses. Its not essential reading, but it does its job at establishing the new arc and teases greater things to come. Hopefully Oliver can deliver going forward.

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Hulk (2014) #1

Apr 17, 2014

Whilst this book feels like a new story arc rather than a new number one with the shooting of Bruce Banner taking place in Indestructible Hulk (but you dont have to go back and read up on that event I didnt to understand whats going on here), and the book lacks the quality that weve seen from Mark Waid in the past, Hulk #1 is still a relatively decent comic that comes with a cautious recommendation.

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Inhumans: Attilan Rising #1

May 31, 2015

The non-Inhuman characters in Attilan Rising are handled well. Theres a gangster Ghost Rider who wouldnt look out of place in a weird, twisted Goodfellas, and the Hulk who serves as the opening threat is handled very well. The Inhumans that we do spend time with are just as great as well, and we find Medusa, Manhattans Regent, getting along with Doom in a short but effective exchange. The book itself seems to have slipped under the radar in regards to other Secret Wars tie-ins coming out this week but one things for sure is that Inhumans: Attilan Rising is probably one of the best, and serves as a quality new addition to the vast amount of Marvels titles on shelves right now.

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Invincible Iron Man (2016) #10

Aug 20, 2017

The character study and heart brought to the table in this issue really pays off and right now, the series continues to be one of the most enjoyable books on Marvel's shelves. You're doing yourself a disservice if you're not reading it.

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Invincible Iron Man (2016) #593

Oct 20, 2017

The road to Tony Stark's long-awaited return is off to an effective start, as Bendis does a good job at establishing plenty of early potential for what could be a really interesting arc.

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Invincible Iron Man (2016) #599

May 1, 2018

The penultimate issue of The Search for Tony Stark, Invincible Iron Man #599 sports plenty of dramatic reveals in an exciting issue... that effectively sets the stage for #600

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Iron Man (2012) #23.NOW

Mar 20, 2014

Overall, Iron Man #23 is a decent read and worth picking up because of the bargain that you get with it a digital copy of Volume 1 for the same pricetag as this title. And on top of that, you get the start of a decent story that could develop into something better its just a shame that Kieron Gillen is a far cry here from his high-quality Young Avengers series.

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Iron Man (2012) #24

Apr 9, 2014

On the whole, Iron Man #24 is a fun comic. Its not among Marvels best titles but neither is it among its worse, and if you have money to spare then you could do far worse than pick up this book assuming youve tried #23. Kieron Gillen, whilst not at his strongest, is a confident writer and both Luke Ross and Guru eFX are relatively solid additions to the title.

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Iron Man 2020 (2020) #1

Jan 23, 2020

It feels different and fresh and rather than hitting the same old character beats, puts Arno in a challenging position from the get go.

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Ironheart #2

Jan 25, 2019

Ironheart continues to excel in an enjoyable second issue that makes the most out of a character-centric approach to Riri Williams.

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Ironheart #4

Mar 30, 2019

Ewing, Vecchio and Milla are putting together the makings of a character-defining run that should not be missed out on

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John Constantine: Hellblazer #3

Jan 30, 2020

if there was any doubt in John Constantine: Hellblazer not being a must read series, the completion of this first arc should convince you that it should be the very first book that you read each week.

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John Wick #2

Apr 19, 2018

The book follows up on the strong first outing, pulling readers in and keeping them hooked.

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Justice League (2016) #26

Aug 7, 2017

It is very much Justice League: The Next Generation, as the story here is fantastic. Hitch brings his A-game to the table and Pasarin, Albert and Anderson have done a brilliant job at bringing the Justice League of the future to life, in a story that really goes for the 'epic' feel of what a Justice League book should be and so far, it delivers.

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Justice League (2018) #41

Feb 25, 2020

The odds aren't great, and this epic storyline continues to raise the stakes the more Justice League progresses with Robert Venditti skilfully creating an enemy that believably outmatches the League at every turn

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Justice League 3001 #2

Jul 28, 2015

In conclusion then, Justice League 3001 #2 is a flawed but fun second issue that continues to entertain. Whilst not perfect theres more than enough to keep fans reading and itll be interesting to see where Giffen, DeMatteis, Porter and HiFi go from here and what insane idea they can come up with next.

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Justice League of America (2017) #2

Mar 10, 2017

Unfortunately,Justice League of America #2 leaves a fair amount to be desired, but if youre looking for a Batman-heavy team book and havent read enough of those already then youll enjoy this. Orlandos series still has potential and this arc could turn into something interesting, but for now its too mundaneto really shine.

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Justice League of America (2017) #24

Feb 20, 2018

It's an enjoyable enough of a read and isn't bad, but for all its strengths, it will leave readers wanting more.

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Justice League of America (2017) #27

Apr 1, 2018

It's looking like this book is about to go out with a whimper rather than a bang.

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Justice League of America: Rebirth #1

Feb 8, 2017

It's clear that Justice League of America is a flawed book, not bringing enough originality to the table in how it approaches the assembling of its new team. The involvement of Batman does little to help it stand out on its own despite the vast amount of otherwise diverse cast members attached, if only because Batman seems to be the go-to person for creating superhero teams in the DCU nowadays. However, it is still early stages in this book and there is plenty of potential to explore going forward. With more of Steve Orlandos script, the promise of further interaction between these particular characters and Ivan Reis artwork to look forward to, it hopefully wont be too long before this book finds its feet.

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Justice League: Odyssey #2

Oct 30, 2018

Justice League Odyssey #2 continues the strong start of the first issue by plunging us into the thick of things with the return of Darkseid.

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Kingsman: The Red Diamond #4

Dec 15, 2017

If you've liked the first three issues of the series so far this is more of the same.

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Legion (2018) #1

Jan 28, 2018

This book essentially works as a stop-gap for fans of the show, as we're thrust into the dark and twisted world David Haller,

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Lois Lane (2019) #1

Jul 9, 2019

The timely debut begs for an eventual hardback collection that will - if this series can keep up its consistency of the first issue -be a must purchase.

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Lois Lane (2019) #3

Sep 7, 2019

Keeping things close and personal allows Rucka room to allow the characters to breathe and shine in their element.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #1

Dec 16, 2018

Miles Morales - Spider-Man #1isa perfect example of how to introduce new readers to this corner of Marvel's world.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #2

Jan 17, 2019

The whole issue is just flat-out entertaining from start to finish and has all the hallmarks of a classic Spider-Man story.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #3

Feb 26, 2019

As a conclusion for the first arc of the series, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #3 wraps up a satisfactory story that signifies a bold, consistent and confident new start for Miles Morales.

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Ms. Marvel (2015) #2

Dec 22, 2015

Its understandable to be weary that the relaunch might have somehow decreased the quality of Ms. Marvel, but that certainly hasnt been the case with this book. In fact, if such a thing were possible, its actually becoming even better than the previous run thanks to the strong consistency on art and the script from Wilson that puts characters over the action to great effect. The pencils and colours from Takeshi Miyazawa & Ian Herring respectively also adds another layer of excellence to the book that continues to be a standout in Marvels current crop of recent relaunches.

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Ms. Marvel (2015) #25

Dec 25, 2017

Ms. Marvel #25 opts for an interesting approach on the Legacy theme with effective results.

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New Mutants (2019) #1

Nov 10, 2019

Everything comes together for a really consistent first issue that establishes New Mutants as a must-read title for fans of the X-Men universe.

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New Suicide Squad #1

Jul 10, 2014

On the whole, theres plenty things here to like. New Suicide Squad gets the book off to a solid start and itll be interesting to see where we go from here. Needles to say it should be a great read going forward and Ryan is somebody who proves hes got a good grasp of what makes these villains tick.

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Nightwing (2016) #21

May 21, 2017

Benefiting from a light-hearted outlook and a refreshing break from the doom and gloom, Nightwing #21 may suffer from a lacklustre villain, but then the villain was never going to be a focus in an issue where you have both Wally West and Dick Grayson teaming-up. The character dynamic presented here is fun and engaging and if a team-up of these two superheroes sounds like your kind of thing, then you need to read this.

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Nightwing (2016) #44

May 4, 2018

The main draw about Nightwing #44 however is its excellent artwork, which overcomes its mixed script, really finding a way to Bldhaven to life in truly vivid, remarkable detail.

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No. 1 With A Bullet #1

Oct 16, 2017

No. 1 with a Bullet makes an excellent case for why this comic should be on your pull list... there is no reason why you shouldn't be reading this book.

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No. 1 With A Bullet #3

Jan 10, 2018

If you're not readingNo. 1 with a Bullet,you're missing out on something special.

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November #1

Jun 7, 2020

November is not a light read, but the more you pay attention the more it will reward you, I couldnt help but admire how good Hollingsworth is with his colours here with such a limited palette, and Fraction once again is able to work with a complete set of artists that really enable his work to shine as bright as it can. As a graphic novel, November is something that also doesnt overstay its welcome, keeping things relatively short and sweet in terms of its narrative, but whilst it wont be everyones cup of tea, those who are fans of the noir genre will find themselves right at home.

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Old Man Hawkeye #1

Jan 14, 2018

Old Man Hawkeye is a book to keep an eye on.

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Orphan Black #1

Feb 26, 2015

So whilst Orphan Black #1 may not quite hit all the high marks of the TV show, it remains a fairly strong entry point for new readers (although, just as word of advice, stop what youre doing and go and watch the show now if you havent already, you're really missing out on something incredible) and the potential is still there for more fascinating stories to come. New readers and returning fans of the show should find plenty to enjoy here.

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Orphan Black #2

Mar 20, 2015

So on the whole then, this reviewer enjoyed the second issue of Orphan Black more than the first and itll be great to see where the series goes when we shift our focus to Alison. It looks as the creative team will be weaving a Clone of the Month-type story and going forward, that should be very awesome indeed. The next issue, and the next season (April 18th!) cant get here quickly enough.

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Pariah #1

Feb 24, 2014

The easiest comparison to make withPariahto at the moment isGravity -and if you loved that movie then you'll find something to enjoy here. Despite its flaws,this first issue is an incredibly strong start to what should be a great new series, and it'll be very interesting to see where things go from here. Things can only get better.

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Pearl #1

Aug 26, 2018

As good as Bendis' script is, the main draw of Pearl #1 is its utterly gorgeous artwork from Michael Gaydos.

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Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1

Jun 22, 2017

Combining the new and the old of Spider-Man's universe with fantastic detail and heart, Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1 gets things off to a brilliant start.

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Phantom Stranger (2012) #22

Aug 8, 2014

Obviously, with this being the finale, it isnt recommended for newcomers looking for a good jumping on point. Those of us who are reading Phantom Stranger will get a great kick out of this title as DeMatteis delivers a great send off for the characters solo adventures, and if Trinity of Sin can last even the same amount of issues that this series has then it should be a good thing.

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Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1

Jul 22, 2015

On the whole then, if you enjoyed books like The Wicked & The Divine and Young Avengers, then you dont need me to tell you that youll enjoy Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl. Its a high concept, original urban fantasy comic that should be really fun to follow in the months ahead, and with Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson at the helm, you know youre going to be in for a wild ride. Even if youve not read any of their work before (and if you havent, where have you been? Their work is amazing), Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl is a must read.

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Punisher (2014) #1

Feb 5, 2014

Realistic, gritty and fun to read " being one of the best titles in very strong week of comics -The Punisher #1is a fantastic opening start to a series that is certainly worth investing your time in with the only real complaint being the pricetag. Both Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads absolutely kill it on this book and it'll be very interesting to see what direction they take Frank Castle in now that he has moved to LA. However, perhaps the best part of this issue is that readers won't have to wait another month to get their hands on more of this title " #2 ships later this month.

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Punisher (2014) #3

Mar 6, 2014

Despite this though, The Punisher #3 is a very strong book with Edmondson and Gerads being a very good creative team and each issue looks and reads very well. Castles supporting cast is well developed, with Loop already shaping up to be the next best thing since Hawkeyes Pizza Dog. Just as this comic is shaping up to be the next best thing so if youre a Punisher fan or a newcomer wanting to read about Frank Castle for the first time then what are you waiting for? Go back and catch-up. Its a great read, and this series is quickly reaching must-read status.

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Punisher (2014) #4

Apr 2, 2014

The Punisher is certainly an incredibly good title right now and will certainly continue to appeal for fans of the darker side of the Marvel Universe. Theres an interesting cliffhanger that introduces a new character towards the end of the issue, and it should be good to see how Edmondson handles that character in particular in the upcoming issues.

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Punisher (2014) #6

Jun 5, 2014

So, in short then The Punisher #6 is another strong instalment from Edmondson and Gerads. Theres very little that this book puts wrong and its constantly proving why it deserves a lot more attention than its currently getting, and like the past five issues, this one comes highly recommended this is a Marvel book that youll want to be reading.

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Punisher (2014) #7

Jun 20, 2014

Punisher #7 is the start of a new arc and a new jumping on point for those of you who missed out on the previous six issues. It may not be the most original Punisher storyline ever, but despite this Edmondson and Maurer craft a strong tale that can come recommended.

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Punisher (2014) #8

Jul 3, 2014

Whilst we may not be getting an entirely new Punisher story, Kevin Maurer and Nathan Edmondson are weaving a tale that keeps a fresh feel from what weve had before and will keep satisfying fans of the character. The books creative team is certainly the right choice for the title and itll be interesting to see wherethis book goes from here.

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Punisher (2014) #11

Oct 10, 2014

With a largely plot-heavy issue, Nathan Edmondsons eleventh outing in The Punisher is another awesome read with rarely little put wrong. If youre not reading this book then you really should be, because each new issue is excellent and this one is no different.

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Punisher: The Platoon #1

Oct 8, 2017

The book is the perfect treat for fans of Garth Ennis' take on Frank Castle. It's an excellent first issue and with such a skilled and experienced writer as Ennis in charge you know you're going to be in for a good read.

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Ragman #1

Oct 15, 2017

If you've never read a Ragman book before but want to know more about him then this is the a great place as any to start, especially if you're in the mood for a spookier type of book to read this October as Halloween gets ever closer

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Red Lanterns #27

Jan 29, 2014

Red Lanterns #27continues to be the best of the Green Lanternline currently available. It's a great series that is really worth reading even if you've been turned off by the core line and whilst you may be skeptical about the decision to make Supergirl into a Red Lantern, Charles Soule will be the one writer who can convince you to get behind this decision. Initially I was unsure about this decision myself but Soule has now won me over and I can't wait until next week for the double sizedGreen Lantern #28/Red Lanterns #28.It should be great.

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Red Lanterns #29

Mar 26, 2014

Red Lanterns is rapidly proving itself to be a really good book thats among the Top 5 of DCs titles right now and can be highly recommended, with a plot that has been executed well, and the character development has also been utilised pretty good indeed. How long Kara will remain a Red Lantern remains to be seen but Soule is doinga very good job of this so far, and whilst this issue is more about the characters than the action which is good for a change as the Red Lanterns have been involved in so many epic, action-ridden crossovers lately – itll be interesting to see where things go from here.

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Red Lanterns #30

Apr 24, 2014

This book, as it turns out, is the beginning of a brief crossover with Supergirl, which is probably the only weak link, and these titles should easily be able to stand on their own without being dragged into a crossover, which is unfortunate. However, the issues with Jim Calafiores artwork and the crossover is essentially the only problem of the book, because otherwise it remains a consistently brilliant title that should keep readers sticking around for more goodness Soule is one of the best writers that DC have at the moment, and as long as hes on Red Lanterns, this series is in for a good time.

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Red Lanterns #33

Jul 24, 2014

One of the good things about Red Lanterns being a book that gets an Annual next week is that you dont have to wait another month to see the continuation of the story here. It should be awesome to see what happens next week, and with Soule being one of DC Comics most talented writers right now, the rest of Atrocities should continue to impress, much like the majority of this issue has.

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Redlands #1

Aug 17, 2017

There is plenty of promise for Redlandsto become a must-read if it isn't already and there's enough here for the series to quickly become a staple on the monthly pull-list of comics fans going forward.

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Rise of the Black Panther (2018) #1

Jan 5, 2018

The book itself has a clear mission objective, to inform newcomers about Wakanda and origin of the Black Panther, and it more than succeeds in its goal. It's an ideal entry point for new readers, andis a great way to get up to speed on T'Challa's story before the new movie hitting next month.

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Runaways (2017) #1

Sep 17, 2017

The creative team is in top form, suggesting that Runaways could well be Marvel's next big thing.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) #1

Jan 2, 2015

So S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 is certainly a welcome addition to Marvels large amount of titles that they have on shelves right now. Fans of the TV show will love this, but if you havent been watching it, then youll be able to understand whats happening just fine. Waid and Pacheco make an excellent creative team and its good to see that this book has certainly started off on an interesting note with lots of promise.

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Saga #19

May 22, 2014

In short, if youre looking for something excellent then youve come to the right place. This is your chance to find out why this book is the best on shelves right now, and it ends on a shocking twist that will really have you eagerly anticipating next issue.

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Scarlet Spiders #1

Dec 1, 2014

The narration itself is fairly straightforward however and theres nothing really here that makes this book standout as unique or original. Its a fairly standard team up book that probably wont really make much of an impact on the main event. Its nowhere near a must buy, but if youre looking to explore some creators that you might not be overly familiar with and want to return to some beloved characters, then there are worse comics out there than Scarlet Spiders

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Secret Six (2014) #2

Feb 11, 2015

The pacing of Secret Six #2 is pretty solid and its clear that were still in the early stages of the series yet so theres still plenty more to come, and there are certainly promising signs here to say the least as it continues its mostly strong quality that the first issue was given us, fleshing out some great characters that readers perhaps might not be too familiar with otherwise, as well as giving further depth to ones that they are. Itll be very interesting to see where Simone, Lashley, Geraci and Wright can take this book going forward and hopefully the wait for the next issue wont be as long as the wait for this one was.

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Secret Six (2014) #3

Jun 23, 2015

Secret Six #3 is a strong, welcome return to the series and hopefully it can keep up its regular schedule because its been a pretty awesome book so far. Simone, Eaglesham and Wright work incredibly well together to give us a great character-centric look on the cast of the Secret Six, and that final panel reveal hints at plenty of great stuff to come in the future. More Secret Six can't come quickly enough.

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Shade, the Changing Woman #1

Mar 12, 2018

Shade, the Changing Woman doesn't waste time in hitting the ground running in an excellent series opener from Cecil Castellucci.

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Shutter #1

Apr 10, 2014

Shutter may not be perfect then, but it comes recommended with a lot of potential to get even better.

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Shutter #2

May 15, 2014

The book itself looks visually amazing and is very weird (but in a good way) indeed. Whilst it may not be to everyones tastes, Shutter continues to establish itself as a solid book that should have readers coming back for the next issue, with some excellent pencils provided from Leila Del Duca along with a fun and imaginative script by Joe Keatinge that should not disappoint.

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Sleepy Hollow: Origins #1

Apr 8, 2015

Sleepy Hollow: Origins then, is a fairly solid book. Theres some decent artwork and the stories arent bad, and for the fans who want more of their Sleepy Hollow fix then this book might be right up their street. However, despite being decent, it doesn't really bring anything that we dont already know to the table, merely serving as a refresher for fans, with newcomers to the series feeling a little lost as a result of this.

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Spider-Gwen (2015) #18

Mar 24, 2017

The overall plot was unfortunately fairly by the numbers and ultimately the weakest part of the storyline, but for the most part Spider-Gwen #18 really shined when it focused on the characters and the dialogue. It will no doubt be interesting to see where both Miles and Gwen go from here after the event in their own respective series and how closely theyll interact going forward, but for now the conclusion to this crossover was a positive one that made the most out of its characters.

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Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider (2018) #6

Mar 17, 2019

It's a fun issue that makes the most out of this new status quo in an effective manner.

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Spider-Man (2019) #1

Sep 26, 2019

The most promising aspect about Spider-Man #1 in addition to its art is its potential to explore a world fresh from the continuity of the Marvel Universe, it can go in any sort of direction and anything could happen next.

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Spider-Men II #1

Jul 14, 2017

Spider-Men II #1 may not be perfect, but it does have enough to keep fans happy. The potential of exploring who Miles Morales is on this Earth will keep them coming back for more, and as always, the artwork from Sara Pichelli and Justin Ponsor is stellar.

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Star Wars (2013) #14

Feb 14, 2014

Despite these problems,Star Wars #14is still a pretty good read. It's not the best entry in the series yet but the book still serves as a good filler issue, and it'll be interesting to see where Wood takes the reader with the next arc.

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Star Wars (2013) #15

Mar 18, 2014

Are there any redeeming elements thatStar Wars #15has to offer? A few. The highlight of the book is the training run of the Rogue Squadron through the Arrochar canyons. With so many missteps by Brian Wood here it's almost refreshing to have a good X-Wing mission that reminds us that we're reading aStar Warsbook and not something from another franchise. However, things are going to have to change, and quickly – for this book to be as good as it once was. If it was a lesser writer than Brian Wood it'd be doubtful that he'd be up to the task of salvaging this book. However, given the work that he's put out in the past, there's always hope.

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Star Wars (2013) #16

Apr 11, 2014

However, unlike the previous issue, Wood actually should have readers looking forward to a Star Wars issue again, and things should shape up nicely for #17 which should hopefully be an even bigger improvement.

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Star Wars (2013) #17

May 15, 2014

Its sure good to have this book feeling like a Star Wars comic again, and now that were back on form, it should have the reader looking forward to next months issue for the first time in a while, especially with the cliffhanger that sees things go from bad to worse for the Rebels. Yes, we know theyre going to get out of here eventually and all in one piece for the events of Empire Strikes Back but the fun will be seeing how they do it, because the odds at this point are pretty stacked against the characters.

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Star Wars (2013) #18

Jun 16, 2014

It's far from the best Star Wars issue but it's still loads better than the weakest, There are signs of improvement in certain areas as well " the narrative feels a lot more like Star Wars (which it should), which is always a good thing. Where we go from here will be interesting to see " especially with so little time left before the Dark Horse licensing of Star Wars books runs out.

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Star Wars (2013) #19

Jul 9, 2014

So whilst this book isnt the greatest issue of Star Wars ever, it reminds us what were going to miss when this title ends with a solid installment that mostly entertains. Most people who have stuck with this run are probably going to pick up these last two anyway for a complete collection regardless of the review, but for those that remain undeceive Star Wars #19 is worth your time.

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Star Wars (2014) #1

Jan 16, 2015

Nearly everything about this comic works; the price tag of $4.99 may be enough to put some people off but for those who are going to buy it anyway, it wont disappoint. Its sure to be the start of greater things to come and itll be great to see where Aaron, Martin and Cassaday take the book from here, particularly with an interesting cliffhanger that should set the stage for the second issue.

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Star Wars (2014) #2

Feb 6, 2015

Star Wars #2 has proved that the first issue was very much not a one-off and you can expect this kind of consistent quality going forward. The excellent creative team is on fire here and there are some great cinematic moments to be had in this book that really add to the feel of this being a Star Wars comic. Theres a lot of interesting moments to be had here with some very good pacing that doesnt slow down and the writing remains top-notch throughout. On the whole then, if by any reason that youre not already reading this book, then you should certainly go and check out the first two issues now, because theyre just awesome.

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Star Wars (2014) #7

Aug 3, 2015

In conclusion, Star Wars #7 is a really strong issue that gives us a great perspective into the life of Ben Kenobi during his early years on Tatooine. The art from Bianchi and Ponsor works well and Aaron again provides a nice story that as usual, feels very much a part of the Star Wars Universe as he gets Kenobis character. Readers who have been enjoying the first six issues can enjoy this book, but if you havent been up to date than this standalone issue is the perfect place to test this book out for yourself.

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Star Wars (2014) #10

Oct 13, 2015

Star Wars, under the helm of Aaron, Immonen and Von Grawbadger continues to be an excellent read, capturing the feel of the movies with some fantastic stories that will keep fans engaged until and after The Force Awakens hits before the end of the year. Itll be very interesting to see what the creative team has in store for us next month.

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Star Wars (2014) #40

Dec 17, 2017

Star Wars #40 is certainly an exciting book that continues the story well but a lot of your enjoyment of this title will depend on whether you like the artwork style from Larroca or not.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Feb 11, 2015

The artwork for Darth Vader #1 is pretty good, aside from a few notable issues. Whilst Salvador Larroca is strong for the most part, really helping add to the cinematic feel, this reviewer did have one minor problem, in that some of the organization of the various panels didnt really work to full effect and the layout could have been better. However, that said, there is still some great artwork on display with some excellent attention to detail here that really ways off, and the colours from Edgar Delgado also work to the advantage of enhancing the comic, and as a result, you know that youre going to be in good hands going forward with this creative team, as Darth Vader should establish a regular place on readers monthly pull lists, with loads of room to explore one of Star Wars most iconic characters going forward.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader #9

Sep 15, 2015

However, as good as Darth Vader #9 is, its not quiteperfect. The pace is a little inconsistent, but on the whole, this reviewer really enjoyed this book. Its another good entry to Marvels Star Wars Universe and shows that Gillen is steering Vader on a positive path towards the events in Empire Strikes Back, and with Larocca and Delgado bringing some superb pencils and colours to the table, if youre a Star Wars fan, chances are, youre more than likely going to enjoy the hell out of this issue.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #1

Jun 12, 2017

Darth Vader #1 may not have gotten off to the best of starts, the involvement of Giuseppe Camuncoli on artistic duties really makes this issue worth a read.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #8

Nov 20, 2017

Putting Vader and Jocasta Nu front and centre, Vader #8 manages to balance both characters well and does a good job at making them both compelling figures.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #12

Mar 7, 2018

If you're a Star Wars fan you'll want to be reading this book.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #14

Apr 25, 2018

Writer Charles Soule has been absolutely killing it with the Darth Vader series so far and this issue is no different.

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Star Wars: Kanan #1

Apr 7, 2015

On the whole then, Kanan The Last Padawan gets off to a strong start. Theres plenty of potential for this book to explore things in the time period of Order 66 as well as that the Star Wars Rebels timeline. The creative team is off to a good start and this book manages to hit the ground running, offering the perfect way for Star Wars Rebels fans to get their fix whilst waiting for the return of Season 2.

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Star Wars: Kanan #2

May 11, 2015

Whilst this may be the ongoing Star Wars book that's receiving the least attention at the moment, it's certainly up there with the likes of Darth Vader and Jason Aaron's core title in terms of quality, as the creative team knocks it out of the park to deliver a really strong issue that fans of both Rebels and the wider Star Wars Universe will still enjoy.

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Star Wars: Kanan #3

Jun 15, 2015

However, despite this, not everythings perfect with this issue. It sometimes feels like a bit of a filler, like some of the earlier episodes of Star Wars Rebels. Yes, it keeps us entertained, but it doesnt really advance the plot in great leaps and the cliffhanger from the previous months was resolved far too easily. Hopefully Weisman can improve that next month, because of course theres another cliffhanger at the end of this issue that should keep readers looking forward for more. Its clear that character development is being made in this issue as Caleb is starting to make the transition into Kanan, even at this early age, cutting his hair and adopting new clothes. Hes still struggling as to what to do with his life now that the Jedi Temple is gone, and the book continues to explore his adventures as someone whos leapt from the frying pan into the fire, so itll be interesting to see what happens in the months to come.

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Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2 #12

Feb 26, 2014

Star Wars Legacyis essential reading for anyStar Warsfan, and it's one of the best tie-in comics on shelves at the moment. Highly Recommended.

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Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2 #13

Mar 27, 2014

Should you be reading Star Wars Legacy? Most definitely. If you love the Star Wars Universe and are not reading it already then you really should give it a try but #13 is probably not the best jumping on point. Volume 1 however is out in trade and it, much like this issue comes highly recommended. Marvel, are you paying attention? This is one creative team that youll want to keep around when you take a hold of the franchise.

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Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2 #14

Apr 23, 2014

Star Wars Legacy #14 is amazing. Month after month, Bechko and Hardman drag Ania through a variety of storylines each as interesting as the next. The cliffhanger at the end also manages to leave readers waiting for the fifteenth issue, and like the rest of the book is handled very well making this one corner of the Star Wars Universe that you will certainly want to explore, and much like the previous issues in this title, this book comes highly recommended as one of my favourite current ongoing series right now.

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Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2 #15

May 28, 2014

In conclusion then, if youre a Star Wars fan whos not reading Star Wars Legacy then youre doing something wrong. You dont have to be familiar with the Star Wars expanded universe in order to know whats going on here the series can be read as a standalone and works very well. There are at least two trades out now The Prisoner of the Floating World and Outcasts of the Broken Ring - so its something that you really should consider picking up.

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Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1

Apr 30, 2014

If youre a fan of Star Wars action that doesnt for now have any Jedi in it and like reading stuff set between the timeline of the original saga, then this will be right up your street. Matt Kindt is an impressive writer and he should be able to tell an impressive tale over the course of this four issue mini-series. Recommended.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Storms Of Crait #1

Dec 31, 2017

Ultimately The Storms of Crait is merely okay and doesn't stand out as a must-read.

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Suicide Squad (2016) #41

May 10, 2018

Suicide Squad #41 may be a basic set-up that doesn't feel new, but it's a solid one that does an effective job at engaging readers' interests in the arc to come.

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Supergirl (2016) #12

Aug 15, 2017

One of the best issues of Supergirl post-Rebirth despite its flaws, setting the ground for a very promising arc to come if it can keep the element of unpredictability that it needs going forward.

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Superior Iron Man #1

Nov 17, 2014

So despite its problems, Superior Iron Man is off to a fairly strong start with an interesting premise. Itll be fun to see where Taylor, Cinar and Guru-eFX can take this book going forward and this reviewer is certainly on board for at least the first arc.

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Superman (2011) #42

Aug 3, 2015

Despite a few mixed complaints that this reviewer had with Superman #42 it was still a pretty solid book that continues the “Truth” event and it will be interesting to see what Yang has in store going forward.

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Superman Unchained #8

Sep 11, 2014

If youve enjoyed Superman Unchained so far, then youll get a lot of enjoyment out of this issue. Its not a perfect comic, but its still a pretty good one. There are problems, some minor, for example, the other characters are largely sidelined until the end, and the action may be too heavy for some, but if youve been enjoying the first seven issues so far then you wont be disappointed.

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Superman/Wonder Woman #5

Feb 13, 2014

Superman/Wonder Womanhas given us another excellent issue and this certainly proves why this title is one of the best in DC's lineup right now, fitting easily in the Top 10 list and maybe even in the Top 5. Soule and Daniel have a hit on their hands here " and with great portrayals of Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as Zod and Faora, this is a must-read book for fans of both Clark Kent and Diana Prince. Highly recommended.

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Superman/Wonder Woman #6

Mar 13, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #6in conclusion then is another stellar installment in an excellent series. Both Tony S. Daniel and Charles Soule are bringing their A-Game to the title and proving that this is a book that fans of both characters should be reading. Where it goes from here will be very interesting to watch unfold, and things should be very good indeed.

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Superman/Wonder Woman #7

Apr 11, 2014

Despite the fact that this issue may be one of the weakest entries in the series yet, Superman/Wonder Woman #7 still remains a decent enough read thats far from the worst Superman title to come out of the New 52. The Superman: Doomed sections are where the book suffers, but on the whole, it remains a decent read.

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Superman/Wonder Woman #7

Apr 11, 2014

Despite the fact that this issue may be one of the weakest entries in the series yet, Superman/Wonder Woman #7 still remains a decent enough read thats far from the worst Superman title to come out of the New 52. The Superman: Doomed sections are where the book suffers, but on the whole, it remains a decent read.

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Superman/Wonder Woman #9

Jun 12, 2014

In conclusion then, Superman/Wonder Woman #9 may not be the best Superman-related title on shelves. However, its pretty damn good and its proving that there is life in the Superman: Doomed epic yet, and to see where Soule and Pak take it from here should be very interesting indeed.

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Swamp Thing (2011) #28

Feb 6, 2014

On artistic duties, we have Javier Pina as opposed to Jesus Siaz. I loved Jesus Siaz's artwork on the previous issues ofSwamp Thingbut the switch to Javier Pina was pulled off pretty well indeed " continuing an impressive display of visuals that has been common throughout the entirety of Soule's run. His panels don't look too jarring and the switch between Siaz and Pina is easy to make and unlike other series involving artistic changes there isn't any adjustment period. Pina's artwork, especially when enhanced by Matthew Wilson's lavish colours, is very solid and to see both of these talents sticking around for future issues is something that will be more than welcomed.

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Swamp Thing (2011) #31

May 9, 2014

So Swamp Thing #31 is another great issue of an excellent run. Its shaping up to be an amazing series and will have fans greatly looking forward to seeing where things go from here. Jesus Siaz is an awesome artist and has produced some stellar pencils for this book, and with the combination of Charles Soules writing talents Swamp Thing #31 is a book that youll want to have read, especially if you're a fan of the series.

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Switch #1

Oct 19, 2015

Ms. Marvel fans will feel right at home here with Switch, and for those of you looking to experience something different from the likes of Marvel and DCs output will find something fresh and exciting here. The artwork from eji is the issues highlight of course, but theres enough there to keep readers coming back for future installments in what is a very solid start point.

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Talon #17

Mar 27, 2014

Overall, its been a great journey for Calvin Rose, if one of mixed qualities. For me, hes been one of the best original characters to come out of the New 52 and itll be really interesting to see what kind of role he plays in Batman Eternal and hopefully its a good one.

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The Family Trade #1

Oct 15, 2017

It's a high concept story that takes plenty of risks in an original approach both in terms of story and art, and although it's early stages, there's enough potential for things to only get better from here.

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The Magicians #4

Feb 13, 2020

Sturges does a terrific job at fleshing out the characters and making them a memorable addition to the series

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The Magicians #5

Mar 9, 2020

Lilah Sturges makes sure that #5 of The Magicians is something that fans are going to remember, bringing everything to a climatic magical bloodbath

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The Man of Steel (2018) #1

May 31, 2018

Brian Michael Bendis' brand new mini-series that heralds his arrival at DC Comics opens very strongly, laying the foundations down for a Superman story that has the potential to become a modern classic.

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The Movement #10

Mar 5, 2014

Where things go from here with just two issues left will be interesting to see. This title has really been consistently amazing from month to month and its just a shame that not enough people were willing to try something a little different with some new characters in DCs stable. However, Simone is proving why this series is going to be missed. It's an exceptional title, and should really be worth reading in trade if you've missed out on the individual issues.

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The Movement #11

Apr 4, 2014

Overall then, The Movement #11 was a great standalone issue that explored Burdens character successfully. It once again proves why Simone is an excellent writer and hopefully she will give these characters the send-off that they deserve next month.

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The Silencer Annual #1

Sep 5, 2018

It feels like Mission Impossible but with costumed vigilantes, and the spy approach works in its favour to produce excellent results.

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Thunderbolts (2012) #27

Jun 19, 2014

In short then, Thunderbolts #27 is amazing. Its an excellent stat from a new creative team with an arc that has the potential to be a lot of fun. How will Punisher fare against the Thunderbolts? Well find out the answer soon – and when things really kick into gear you wont want to miss out. Recommended.

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Thunderbolts (2012) #31

Sep 26, 2014

The Punisher vs. the Thunderbolts has been an interesting arc so far in this series and its been fun to see how its developed, with this issue being entertaining to read. Whilst its a shame that we wont get to see anymore arcs by Ben Blacker & Ben Acker on this title they have, with the first five parts of this series guaranteed a spot on this reviewers list of writers to check out on whatever project they next move onto. Hopefully itll be something as equally as good as this.

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Tony Stark: Iron Man #6

Dec 3, 2018

If you're an Iron Man fan who's looking for more Tony Stark then this issue should be right up your street. It acts as a jumping on point for readers unfamiliar with the series' first five issues, and it quickly throws you right into the mix of things. Dan Slott should make this arc a wild ride, so now is the perfect time to get on board.

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Tony Stark: Iron Man #14

Aug 5, 2019

Dan Slott and Jim Zub team up Iron Man and Captain Marvel again with unfortunately mixed results.

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Trinity (2016) #10

Jun 21, 2017

It may not therefore be a must-read issue story-wise, but if you're here for just the art - you can't afford to miss this book because Francis Manapul's visuals are nothing short of mind-blowing.

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Trinity Of Sin #1

Oct 19, 2014

Trinity of Sin #1 may feel like your standard first issue of a team book, designed to get inform new readers of who the characters are, but DeMatteis handles it very well. Pandora, The Phantom Stranger and the Question are some of the more unusual members of DCs roster and itll be fun to explore them going forward, with it being great to see that were not done with these characters yet.

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Uncanny Avengers Vol. 2 #1

Jan 28, 2015

There are plenty of things to keep us engaged going forward in this book. The combination of experienced creators, well known and not quite as well known characters with an intriguing plot and plenty of potential helps create one of Marvels stronger first issues as of late and despite its flaws, and its certainly something worth sticking with for the long haul.

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Uncanny Avengers Vol. 2 #2

Feb 27, 2015

With its slow build and focus on certain characters, Uncanny Avengers #2 may put off those who are looking to read about their favourite characters that arent featured, but still this issue was good enough for that not to matter. The groundwork continues to be laid here and you really get the feeling that everything will come together eventually, and when it does, it will be an issue that you wont want to miss.

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Uncanny X-Men (2018) #1

Dec 3, 2018

It's got all the beginnings of a classic X-Men storyline, and Uncanny X-Men gets a lot right about the team in a fun, entertaining issue that sets the ground running for this title

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Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch #1

May 9, 2018

The creative team of Aaron Dembski-Bowden,Tazio Bettin and Kevin Enhart deliver a strong first issue that kicks off this four-part series that feels like a calm before the storm

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What If? (2018): Magik #1

Nov 4, 2018

The artwork is incredible and both Andrade and O'Halloran excel in creating a unique atmosphere that mashes the worlds of Magik and Stephen Strange together perfectly.

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Witchblade #174

Apr 18, 2014

Whilst the book may be predictable, Witchblade still manages to be engaging and fun. Its one of Images better books on shelves right now along with the likes of Saga and The Walking Dead and you shouldnt be put off by its high issue count, especially with a brand new jumping on point coming next month following one that came from #170, just four issues ago. It proves that this is a series well worth catching up on and this book should really be receiving the same amount of hype as the likes of Saga and The Walking Dead. Exceptional stuff.

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Witchblade #175

Jun 4, 2014

Both Braga and Rodriguezs artwork is coloured by Betsy Gonia and Bill Framer, and they really enhance the formers pencils – Gonia delivers an impressive job and Bill Framers colours are very solid as well, with a good mix that allows for an impressive result. All in all then, despite the minor problems with this book, Witchblade #175 is probably a newcomers best bet at jumping on the series. It comes recommended, to newcomers and old hands alike.

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Witchblade #176

Jul 4, 2014

In the overall scheme of things, Witchblade #176 is a relatively solid issue. While it may be predictable, Ron Marz offers some great dialogue and the artwork from House allows for this book to have a very dark tone and feel. At times, the title feels like a jumping on point for new readers, and you dont have to be familiar with the rest of the series to know whats going on. So as a result this book can come recommended.

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Witchblade #177

Aug 1, 2014

On the whole then, Witchblade #177 is an enjoyable issue. Newcomers can start reading here with little problems, and its highly recommended as it does deserve a lot more attention. Hopefully the set up that this issue builds will pay off next time around, because the cliffhanger ending has left things very interesting indeed.

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Witchblade #178

Oct 6, 2014

In conclusion then, Witchblade #178 is another stellar issue from the excellent creative team that continue to keep the book incredibly entertaining. Newcomers wont have too much trouble understanding what goes on here even though it is the second part of an arc, and this reviewer strongly urges you to consider adding Witchblade to your pull-list if youre not already. It really is top notch stuff.

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Witchblade #179

Nov 18, 2014

Witchblade is probably the best book that youre not reading, and dont let the massive number count put you off. Although there is nothing new in this issue in terms of originality, with the way that its presented it doesnt really matter, with it being a pretty good read in term of quality. If youre looking for a good comic with some awesome female lead characters then this is one of the best ones out there, and once again, the fantastic creative team of Marz, Braga and Gonia havent disappointed.

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Witchblade #180

Feb 12, 2015

Its safe to say then, that Witchblade #180 is a great start to celebrate the nineteenth anniversary of the series. David Hine, Gabriel Rearte & Betsy Gonia work well together to create an excellent new arc that will explore the death of Jackie Estacado hopefully to its maximum potential. Theres plenty of room for this story to progress from here and itll be very interesting to see whats on the horizon next month, and the cliffhanger ending will surely have readers coming back for more.

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Witchblade #181

Mar 17, 2015

So aside from the fairly underwhelming, but still enjoyable fight scenes between Sara and The Darkness, Witchblade #181 is another excellent issue. Once again, this book continues to prove itself as the best comic that youre not reading, and (although you may want to go back and check out the first issue in this arc first if youre not already up to date) as a result, comes highly recommended.

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Witchblade #182

May 1, 2015

So Witchblade #182, whilst enjoyable, isnt exactly unique or memorable, with the return of Ron Marz to the series feeling forgettable and inconsistent, which is a shame. There was a few cool references to the X-Files and the Spanish Inquisition, and it looks like the potentials still there as this looks mainly like an introductory issue to the new arc, and hopefully next month well return to the level of consistency that weve had in the past.

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Witchblade #184

Sep 28, 2015

As a final note, Witchblade has been a really underrated series that deserves a wider readership than what it currently gets. Marz is a confident writer and both House and Gonia provide some good artwork as it sets the stage for Saras last issue, #185, and hopefully, Witchblade can end on a high witheverything in place for the series to do so.

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Witchblade #185

Dec 1, 2015

It looks like this is the final chapter in Sara Pezzinis life that will be covered in comics for now and its an interesting end to a memorable and different series that even spawned an anime at one point (which this reviewer has personally never watched). Hopefully it wont be the last time well see the character (if Witchblade follows the trend of modern comics well inevitably see a relaunch at some point), because at this issue isnt entirely perfect. There are a few threads left unanswered from the wider Witchblade verse, but for the large part this series bows out on a high note that should please fans of the series.

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Wonder Twins (2019) #1

Feb 16, 2019

Wonder Twins #1 gives the creative team, and the characters their own unique corner of DC to play with.

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X-Men Prime #1

Mar 31, 2017

The distinct lack of Inhumans feels like a great decision by Marvel here and its given the X-Men room to breathe even if this book feels a bit too focused on the fan-service at times, and the multiple storylines feeling a tad too familiar. However, the familiar approach feels undeniably welcoming, catering successfully to both newcomers to the X-Men,as well as fans who have been around for a while. With luck, it won't be too long before theX-Men can return to their former glory.

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X-Men: Gold (2017) #21

Feb 16, 2018

X-Men Gold #21 is a flawed issue; it's not perfect and even feels a bit repetitive in times as it doesn't really bring anything new to the table in X-Men mythology that hasn't been done before and been done better. But it is just about entertaining enough for X-Men fans to get something out of it and it's hard not to like an issue with art as fantastic as this.

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