Nick Devonald's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comics: The Gathering Reviews: 148
8.3Avg. Review Rating

10
Absolute Carnage (2019) #4

Oct 16, 2019

The issue concludes with the promise of an epic showdown. #5 can’t come soon enough.

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Absolute Carnage (2019) #5

Nov 20, 2019

An unbelievably good conclusion to one of comics most epic events thanks to a perfect collaboration between artist and storyteller. This is an absolute must read. I can’t emphasise enough how good this issue, and whole event, is.

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Absolute Carnage (2019): Captain Marvel #1

Nov 20, 2019

Highly recommended, great art, great storytelling, not essential reading for the main event but if you're going to pick up any of the tie-ins, I would put this one at the top of the pile.

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Absolute Carnage (2019): Avengers #1

Oct 16, 2019

In conclusion all I can say is for completionists only. Had potential but got really lost along the way. I can’t recommend it.

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Absolute Carnage (2019): Weapon Plus #1

Nov 6, 2019

Exactly what it says on the tin, this isn't going to blow anyones minds but is mostly enjoyable, recommended for readers who can't get enough of either Absolute Carnage or Weapon H. It can be bypassed though with no loss for fans not determined to collect them all. But if you only buy one tie-in, I'd recommend this one.

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5
Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #3

Oct 17, 2019

Not a bad tie-in issue, or series, for that matter, but one for Deadpool fans and completionists only. Those here for the main event can quite happily miss this one.

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5
Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors #3

Oct 23, 2019

In conclusion this gives us a look at the chaos engulfing New York which has been skimmed over in the other series, brings back a whole host of characters familiar to readers from Maximum Carnage, and sets things up for an epic battle in Absolute Carnage #5. On the downside there is a lot, a lot, of references to older series that newer readers, or even less well read fans, might find confusing or off putting. Not essential reading, but recommended for more than just completionists. Casual fans of the main series can skip it though without missing out. (This is subject to change since Absolute Carnage #5 hasn’t been released, but I doubt it.)

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Action Journalism #1

May 5, 2020

This first issue deals with an alien armada, the second issue involves mad scientists, this is a series which feels like each issue is going to be even more bonkers than the last. Couple that with art which pays a fantastic tribute to old newspapers, the way the story doesn’t take itself too seriously, and the fantastic homage to old school action stories, this is a great piece of escapism in these trying times.

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Action Journalism #2

May 6, 2020

This all ages comic is sure to appeal to fans of TinTin, or Golden Age comics, as well as being a great bit of escapism which is sorely in demand at this time. It sets out to be an outlandish, fun story, and this is exactly what we get for our money.

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Action Journalism #3

May 7, 2020

Similar to the previous two entries in this series, Action Journalism #3 makes for some great escapism. A worthy tribute to the comics it emulates, this will bring back memories of Golden Age comics for some, or be a good entry for a more modern audience.

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Action Journalism #4

May 14, 2020

Action Journalism has had a consistently good run, a great piece of escapism, a wonderful parody of the golden age comics it emulates while also being a good read in its own rights. As the penultimate issue in the series the only thing that’s lacking is the exposure so that more issues are made. The newspaper design is excellent and the final issue is setup to be as good as the rest of the series.

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Action Journalism #5

May 19, 2020

A good, fun, all-ages series, they’re also reasonably priced and this reviewer would recommend picking up the entire series. Not only are they are modern homage to golden age classics, bordering on spoofing some of the more prolific superheroes, they are a fantastic bit of escapism and will put a smile on any readers face. The art style is clever and helps elevate the entire series.

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Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood #1

Dec 11, 2019

Despite it’s attempts to differentiate it from the crowd of subpar tie ins to the Alien or Predator franchises it misses the mark. Phenomenal artwork is the only reason to pick this comic up. There is potential here, but as a four part series and the first issue missing the mark I have concerns for the rest of the series.

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Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood #2

Jan 15, 2020

Fantastic artwork isn’t enough to save this comic from mediocrity, unlikeable protagonists only carry the story so far. The fight scenes lift the score from last issue but still nothing incredible. I hope the rest of the series proves me wrong and improves, but it needs to be a drastic improvement.

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Alienated #1

Feb 12, 2020

An exciting debut issue. Incredible writing hooks you in, outstanding art pulls you deep inside the comic, the colors bring it all to life and expert lettering makes a complex story readable with ease. A fantastic but subtle look at society and social media, this promises to be a great story. This is a comic that plays to all the strengths of the medium and wouldn’t work nearly as well in a different format.

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Alienated #2

Mar 18, 2020

Only two issues in and I’m already predicting this seriers will end up being one of the greats, and make frequent appearances on ‘best of’ lists. Simon Spurrier’s writing excels as always, Chris Wildgoose’s art is one of the highlights, André May’s colours add a lot to the storytelling. A deep look into the human psyche, each of its character is flawed and human, a commentary on social media and its influences on society, morally grey. There are some great concepts on display here.

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Alienated #3

May 27, 2020

Alienated proves, yet again, what an incredible series this is and is undebatably a must-read comic. The focus on Samantha takes the story in an unexpected but welcome direction, Spurrier manages to tell a story which is emotionally impactful with a conclusion that is genuinely unpredictable. Wildgoose’s art is outstanding as always. Read this comic. You won’t regret it.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018): Full Circle #1

Oct 23, 2019

If nothing else you owe it to yourself to see what happens when a team of Marvels finest get together. An experiment in story-telling it’s a real treat from cover to cover.

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8
Angel (2019) #6

Oct 23, 2019

Another great issue, and in this modern age of binging makes me impatient for the next issue to see what happens next. A must for Buffy/Angel fans.

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Angel (2019) #7

Nov 27, 2019

Another great issue of Angel, high standards of writing, art and colors as always. This series is really finding its feet and the pieces are all coming together to recreate the feel of the TV series. A must for old, and new, fans.

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Angel (2019) #8

Dec 18, 2019

The best issue of Angel so far, as each new comic is released there’s an improvement on the one before and like the TV series I think we’ll find this ends up eclipsing it’s parent series of Buffy. Another must have issue, great writing coupled with fantastic art and colors make this an awesome issue and a reminder that the Buffyverse is such a rich playground for these great characters.

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Angel (2019) #9

Feb 25, 2020

Ring of Fire is off to a great start. It's good fun seeing Angel return and learning the new status quo, the introduction of a new character promises a new and interesting dynamic going forward. Angel Investigations has officially been born. The art from Gleb Melnikov and Roman Titov's colors are as outstanding as always and a real highlight of the comic. You need to be reading this comic.

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Angel (2019) #10

Mar 24, 2020

This series has gone from one highlight to another as it progresses, and this issue has some great moments in it. Hill's writing captures the essence of the TV series, right down to the characters banter and the humour throughout. Melnikov and Titov make a fantastic art team and they continue to do an outstanding job, giving the comic a unique and instantly recognisable look. Fans of the Buffyverse will love this series.

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Annihilation - Scourge: Alpha #1

Nov 20, 2019

A good set-up promising a series worthy of the Annihilation name, a great threat and excellent line up of heroes promise to make this an event that fans of Marvels Cosmic side won't want to miss.

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Annihilation - Scourge: Fantastic Four #1

Dec 4, 2019

I look forward to all the characters coming together in Annihation Scourge: Omega. It promises to be quite an issue, and if all the one shots released so far are an indication of quality this is a series that fans of Marvel Cosmic, especially Annihilation events, are going to love.

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Annihilation - Scourge: Omega #1

Dec 18, 2019

I wish Marvel had taken the time to tell this tale properly and give it a bit of space to breathe, as it stands however it's rushed and a big disappointment. Some of the art was really good however, and I enjoyed the fact it gave Nova a big role, but these alone aren't enough to save it from mediocrity.

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Annihilation - Scourge: Beta Ray Bill #1

Dec 11, 2019

Is it an outstanding issue? No, like I mentioned before these one shots are beginning to feel very paint by numbers. Is that a bad thing? Not overly, but holds it back from really standing out for the crowd. Good set up for Annihilation Scourge though, and it was good seeing Beta Ray Bill taking the lead here.

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Annihilation - Scourge: Nova #1

Dec 4, 2019

A real return to form for Richard Rider, an excellent issue in Annihilation Scourge, great art and excellent action scenes promise to make this a winner with fans of Marvels Cosmic.

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Annihilation - Scourge: Silver Surfer #1

Dec 11, 2019

Following the same formula as all the other one shots in this series readers will know what to expect. Considering this is Dan Abnett of Annihilation fame the writing isn't quite as strong as I'd come to expect. Colors really help to bring out Paul Davidson's stunning art which is probably the highlight of this issue.

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Archangel 8 #1

Mar 22, 2020

An incredible debut issue, incredibly violent and deserving of the mature rating, this promises to be a fantastic series. It sets a dark, seedy tone early on and the violence contributes to the moodiness of the work. The art is absolutely gorgeous and establishes AWA as a publisher to be eagerly following.

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Archangel 8 #2

May 3, 2020

Archangel 8 is shaping up to be one of the most stylised comics of the year. This is a phenomenal comic that will appeal to fans of the Punisher or Hellblazer. A rich mythos that begs to be explored, gorgeous artwork which will pull readers in, and an incredible hardboiled story that comes together to produce an outstanding comic. Highly recommended.

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Books of Magic (2018) #15

Jan 2, 2020

Threats continue to mount against Tim Hunter who is oblivious to most of them. This issue succeeds in building up tension even while not neccessarily progressing the plot very much. This arc promises to be a really good one.

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Books of Magic (2018) #16

Jan 22, 2020

This is another solid entry in the Books of Magic series. The tension continues to build in each issue and the next one promises a reckoning. How will these events shape Tim? Will they tip him towards good or evil? Only time will tell, but I’ll make sure to keep reading each issue to find out.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #9

Nov 6, 2019

Don’t let the sub-par art drag you away from what is a fantastic read and comic series. Hellmouth & Angel are both fantastic, and this is the parent of the Buffyverse.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #10

Dec 4, 2019

Another good issue in a consistently strong run, focusing on characters that have so far been a little neglected it is sure to be a fan pleaser. Things look to be coming to a head in the next issue which promises to be good. As with all issues in the rebooted Buffyverse, highly recommended.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #11

Jan 8, 2020

This issue perfectly sums up my feelings about the Buffy reboot. The writing is spot on, there are some real stand out moments, but the art lets it down again. Which makes scoring this issue a real challenge. Writing? 10/10, no question about it. The art however lets it down. When it shines it's fantastic. When it doesn't it drags the whole comic down, taking me out of the story and stopping me being completely immersed, and on the final page leaving me confused about who the character appearing is.

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10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #12

Feb 5, 2020

The whole series has been building to this issue. Excellent writing, fantastic pacing, great art and colors, the best issue of the series. As the penultimate issue of Hellmouth it manages to build up plenty of excitement while also being a brilliant issue in its own right. Well done to the whole team at Boom! Studios.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #13

Mar 4, 2020

A nice break before the Ring Of Fire story-arc begins in earnest, readers will find themselves warming to Kendra and understanding her better. It's a nice change of pace from the craziness of the Hellmouth event and lets readers have a minute to take a breath. Valero-O'Connell's art is also a nice break from the rest of the series and would be welcome to return later.

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10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #14

May 19, 2020

A really strong issue, by taking the time out to develop our characters and their new status quo it makes for a fantastic issue. Minor tweaks to the formula and an incredible new art team take a good series and elevate it to a fantastic series. There is a real potential to surpass the TV series here.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019): Every Generation #1

Jun 2, 2020

A strong, talented creative team has been brought together to craft three brilliant Buffy stories. Where All Paths Lead is important for the role it plays in building up the established mythology of the series, the second story has a great twist and a unique way of looking at slayers, while the third story is full of little nods for seasoned scoobies and is generally a fun story. This is an excellent issue to fill the gap between Buffy releases.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #2

Nov 13, 2019

Another fantastic issue in the rebooted Buffyverse, only two issues into Hellmouth and the stakes are already so high. The excellent storytelling matched by outstanding artwork makes this issue and whole event a must have for Buffy fans new and old.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #3

Dec 11, 2019

The Hellmouth event has been great, this is a fantastic example of comic book events done properly. Writing is spot on, the art is great to the point I’ve found myself stop reading to admire it. The conclusion to this issue is one of the best cliffhangers I've read and I can actually hear Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz's voices in my head in the last few panels.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #4

Jan 15, 2020

The penultimate issue of Hellmouth, the story continues to build and build. I can't wait to see where they go with it next. They manage to capture the feel of the show, the writing is dramatic and art is incredible. This is the highlight of the Buffyverse and I hope these events become a regular staple going forward.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #5

Feb 12, 2020

This issue acts as an excellent season finale for the first year of the Buffyverse. It has everything we’ve come to expect of this reboot and so much more. There’s epic battles, quieter emotional moments, good banter. It’s Buffy at its best. It succeeds in drawing all the different threads together to a satisfactory conclusion while also sowing the seeds for what’s still to come. Fans, both new and old, are going to love this. To say I’m excited for the future of the Buffyverse would be an understatement.

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ET-ER #1

Apr 22, 2020

It’s definitely an interesting premise for a series, with different creators telling their own stories in each subsequent issue. Early days for sure, but this debut issue does a great job of introducing the hospital and staff. McComsey and Pulido make a great team and manage to keep the ideas feeling fresh and increasingly bonkers.The only criticism is that it feels a little safe at times. Definitely worth picking this issue up if only to see where the rest of the series goes.

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Firefly (2018) #11

Nov 20, 2019

Fans of Boom! Studios offerings of Firefly so far will continue to enjoy this series. As this is the only continuation we’re likely to get for Firefly I say no power in the ‘Verse will stop me reading them. A few small tweaks to the formula could make this a really fantastic series.

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Firefly (2018) #12

Dec 18, 2019

The story hasn’t necessarily had the impact it should have done. The argument that this is the only way we’re going to get more Firefly probably isn’t the most convincing reason to buy it. Will I keep it on my pull list? Yes, but it’s not something I’m going to rush down to my local comic book shop to pick up.

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Firefly (2018) #13

Jan 22, 2020

The start of a brand new storyline, it shows a lot of promise, and hopefully won’t make the same mistakes the previous storyline did by feeling drawn out towards the end. The new art team do a great job and I can’t wait to see more of their work. Firefly fans won’t be disappointed.

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Firefly (2018) #14

Feb 18, 2020

This issue is a return to form for Firefly fans. Having a new art team for this arc helps to make this feel fresh and new. If this is the new standard going forward fans, new and old, are in for a treat.

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Firefly (2018) #15

Mar 19, 2020

This issue is sure to be a fan pleaser. Greg Pak’s script captures the characters banter really well, Lalit Kumar Sharma and Francesco Segala’s art have really strong Sci-fi/Western vibes which nails Firefly really well. If the Unification War storyline wasn’t quite to your taste I recommend picking up the New Sheriff in the ‘Verse storyline, it’s much closer to the feel of the TV series.

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Firefly (2018): The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1

Jan 8, 2020

Despite appearing to only be a one-shot this is essential reading for the main Firefly storyline. Good fun and nice to focus on Mal for a change but I missed the rest of the crew and I'm looking forward to them getting back together in the main series. My only real gripe is how this issue was set up in Firefly #12, it just didn't feel realistic to me. The change in artists is a welcome change.

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Frankenstein Undone #1

Jan 29, 2020

This looks to be another unmissable chapter within the larger Mignolaverse. This gives us a closer look at Frankenstein, as well as being a surprisingly deep look at what makes a man and what makes a monster. Stenbeck’s art is great as ever and this first issue promises great things to come.

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Frankenstein Undone #2

May 30, 2020

It feels early on in the series to tell where Frankensteins' story will go. As a collected edition it will no doubt read a little more focused and enjoyable, but not a bad comic by any means. The art from Stenbeck and colours from Wagner is one of the highlights of the comic. Frankenstein undone promises to be another important chapter in the larger Mignolaverse which fans won’t want to miss.

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Friday #1

May 6, 2020

Brubakers story and characters are intriguing, the whole post young adult premise is exciting, and there is plenty of mystery to hook the reader into the story. The art is incredibly rich and detailed, and the colours in particular really stand out. The style of the art, more specifically the characters, won’t appeal to everyone, which is a shame since this is an excellent debut issue with plenty of promise for future issues.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #11

Nov 13, 2019

The future looks bleak for our heroes, and the concluding issue promises to be epic. It’s a shame that building up to that issue has left this issue feeling a bit of a weak link in this run. However the artwork is, as always, stunning, and well worth the price of admission. And this is essential reading for #12 which promises to make up for the weaker aspects of the Faithless storyline.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #12

Dec 18, 2019

As Donny Cates last issue on Guardians of the Galaxy he really ends it all on a high. Great art, some incredible references back to earlier Cosmic series he’s done, this is going to be a guaranteed fan pleaser. Now all we need is an omnibus containing all of his cosmic work to date.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #1

Jan 22, 2020

An impressive start to a new run from Al Ewing, his obvious knowledge and reverence for everything that’s come before leaves me excited for what’s to come next. Juann Cabal does a great job on art and leaves you no doubt he’ll do excellent whether it’s quieter moments or galaxy sized epic fights. It’s early to say how good this run will be but right now I’m feeling optimistic, and long time fans are sure to love it.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #2

Feb 19, 2020

It’s early days in Ewings run but it already looks set to be an incredible run. Clever storytelling techniques from not just Ewing but Cabal and Blee set this above other runs on Guardians. The best comics have a creative team firing on all cylinders, this one has them collaborating so closely the final product is nothing short of genius. The galaxy is sure to remain safe, it’s our heroes I’m more worried about.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #3

Mar 18, 2020

A slower issue than the first two, we get a chance to see the Guardians dealing with their grief. An extensive art team help tell the story better than Ewings words, which is a deliberate and effective ploy on his part. I’m looking forward to seeing whose still standing in this team once the dust settles.

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Hawkeye: Freefall #1

Jan 2, 2020

This comic is great fun from beginning to end. Hawkeyes narration is filled with plenty of humour and you don’t need to be well versed in the character to follow what’s going on. We’ve got an interesting setup which takes a good look at the corrupt justice system, as well as a mystery to solve in Ronin’s reappearance. Recommended.

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Hawkeye: Freefall #2

Jan 29, 2020

Buy this issue, and the previous one, to see what all the hype is about. Stay, because it’s damn good fun, an interesting story with twists and turns, art that perfectly matches the tone. Plenty of great action, great storytelling, plenty of laughs. I’m excited to see where they take this story in the next issue and how they explain the events of the first two issues.

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Hawkeye: Freefall #3

Feb 12, 2020

The twists and turns keep coming, there are laughs-a-plenty, plenty of cameos from other well known characters, so many reasons to keep coming back issue after issue. The art perfectly matches the tone of the book and makes it an essential if you’re after a good time.

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Hawkeye: Freefall #4

Mar 11, 2020

The gag on the first couple of pages is worth the price of admission alone. The fact that the rest of the issue is just as funny and a good time is an added bonus. One of the funniest comics I’ve ever read. On a parallel earth Matthew Rosenberg’s making his living as a comedian. Otto Schmidt’s art takes the humour, and action packed scenes, to the next level. You won’t stop laughing from the moment you open this comic till the last page. And maybe for a few minutes after as well. The Hawkeye/Ronin plot gets more complicated and convoluted with each issue, and that’s half the fun of it.

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Hawkeye: Freefall #5

May 20, 2020

Another good issue in a pretty damn good Hawkeye series, things are really heating up for the final issue, Rosenberg does a fantastic job building the tension throughout this issue. It’s difficult to know how Barton is going to find his way out of the mess he’s found himself in. This series is likely to go down as one of the best Hawkeye series, and whenever new readers are looking for a Hawkeye series to read this will be an easy recommendation. Hopefully Rosenberg and Schmidt will get the opportunity to return to this character in the future.

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Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb #1

Feb 18, 2020

It's nice to return to a classic Hellboy tale. Excellent writing, great art and of course the legendary Dave Stewart on colors make this a tale Hellboy fans won't want to miss. The only criticism I can make is I suspect it will read much better as a complete tale rather than a two-part story. And if that's the onlycriticism I can aim at it then you know you're in for a treat.

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Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: Long Night at Goloski Station #1

Oct 30, 2019

Long night at Goloski station has everything we've come to expect from a Mignolaverse tale, fantastic artwork, a story which will haunt you long after you've put the comic down, each page practically dripping with melancholy.

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Hellboy: Winter Special: 2019 #1

Jan 15, 2020

A perfect sampler for new readers, the Winter Special is a looked forward to tradition for long time readers to dive back into Hellboys world. Short stories is arguably where Hellboy shines and these three are no exception.

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Hotell #1

Mar 18, 2020

Horror fans are going to love this, and between this and all the other comics releasing this week from AWA Upshot mark this as a publisher to keep an eye on. I’m excited to read the rest of the anthology, which is from the same creative team, and discover more chilling and creepy stories unfolding in the Pierott Courts Hotel.

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House of Whispers (2018) #17

Jan 8, 2020

This issue looks to be getting ready to tie up a lot of threads from earlier issues and I look forward to seeing where it all goes. I’m enjoying the fact that things are rarely what they same and more often than not taken unexpected directions. Another strong addition in the world of The Sandman Universe.

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Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Ghosts #1

Mar 9, 2020

This is sure to appeal to horror fans. Fans of the original Jim Henson’s The storyteller won’t be disappointed, but it’s equally accessible if you’ve never come across the original. The tale is tragic and haunting, it delivers everything you could want from it. If the rest of this anthology turns out as good as this debut issue this series will be a must have.

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Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Ghosts #2

May 19, 2020

While we might only be two issues into our four part anthology both have been quite entertaining and different reads. Fans of Jim Henson’s Storyteller are sure to enjoy these stories, and if the quality continues then it promises good things to come. What’s most impressive about this issue is the fact that Jennifer Rostowsky managed to write, draw and colour it. The way that the readers expectations of a ghost story are flipped around to tell a totally different, but equally entertaining story, makes it feel fresh and exciting.

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John Constantine: Hellblazer #1

Nov 27, 2019

I can’t rave enough about what a good issue this is. I don’t think I realised how much I needed this series until I started reading it. If this is the standard from DC’s Black Label I think we’re in for a real treat. I am so excited for the future of John Constantine. If I could award more than 10/10 I wouldn’t hesitate. I can’t remember the last time I read a #1 and felt this excited about what’s to come.

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John Constantine: Hellblazer #2

Dec 18, 2019

I can’t fault anything in this new Hellblazer series, the writing, art, colors, all top notch. The stories interesting, taking unexpected turns, the supporting cast come alive on the page fully formed, this is comic books at their absolute best.

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John Constantine: Hellblazer #3

Jan 22, 2020

The third issue cements any doubts that this series is something special. An incredible pairing of writer, artist and colorist make this comic one of the best on the shelves at the moment. Simon Spurriers got such a good grasp of what makes John Constantine so great and has populated his world with characters who feel so real they practically jump off the page. Aaron Campbell manages to bring Constantines London to life in the most incredible way. Jordie Bellaires colors have to be amongst the best in the industry and really atmospheric. This is the comic I look forward to most month after month.

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John Constantine: Hellblazer #4

Feb 26, 2020

Brilliant new tone for this two-parter, Simon Spurrier’s writing will have you in stitches, Matías Bergara’s art sets the tone and helps with the humour, and Jordie Bellaire’s colours is the visual glue which holds it all together. A perfect jumping on point for new readers. This run on Hellblazer is definitely shaping up to be one of the best and most memorable. Simon Spurrier was born to write this series.

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John Constantine: Hellblazer #5

Mar 25, 2020

Tonally very different from the storyarc that came before, this has been a lighter and funnier storyarc. Changing artists to reflect the differences is a stroke of genius. The Hellblazer world and mythos continues to expand. Spurrier manages to take our expectations and still shock us with twists and turns. Bergara’s art compliments the tone. A satisfactory end to the Scrubbing Up storyline, this is a series that readers will look forward to week after week.

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John Constantine: Hellblazer #6

Jun 2, 2020

An incredibly powerful comic, incredible writing, and current global events make it resonate incredibly strongly. If you haven’t been reading this run on Hellblazer do yourself a favour and go pick it up at once. You won’t regret it. The writing, the art, the colours, all three are out of this world.

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Locke & Key: Dog Days #1

Nov 6, 2019

Dog Days is a welcome return to the Keyhouse, a joy to read, with the promise of more to come.

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Mirka Andolfo's Mercy #1

Mar 4, 2020

An intriguing tale, unfolding at its own pace and never feeling rushed, Mercy #1 introduces readers to a world steeped in gothic horror. While providing plenty of questions and no answers yet gives us a compelling reason to keep reading. The atmosphere this comic creates is fantastic. It’s all the more impressive when you consider how hard Andolfo must have worked to not only write but draw the tale. Fans of gothic horror will not want to miss this.

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Mirka Andolfo's Mercy #2

May 27, 2020

While it doesn’t feel like any of the mysteries are any closer to being solved than they were after the first issue it’s an entertaining read which keeps the reader intrigued enough to want to return to further explore Lady Hellaine and the town of Woodsburgh. The overall effect is an intriguing otherworldly gothic tale that sucks the reader deep into the story. The art is fantastic and some of the creations contained within are sure to stick in the readers' memories long after they have put the issue down.

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Monstress #25

Jan 29, 2020

We have such complex characters, with different motivations and goals, that are all so well rounded. A complex and well thought out world. I can’t heap enough praise onto this series. And while this is only the first issue in this next 6 issue arc and spends a lot of time setting up what our various characters are up to it’s absolutely captivating from beginning to end, and the 30 pages are over before you know it. Epic in a way no other comic comes close to, fantastic art and storytelling, you need to be reading this series.

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Monstress #26

Feb 25, 2020

Every issue of this series is incredible and this one is no different. If you’ve been reading this series from the beginning there’s no doubt in my mind you’ll be picking this one up. If you’ve heard good things and are on the fence about picking it up? Do, but don’t start reading here. Go back to the beginning. You won’t regret it. Fantastical world building alongside outstanding art makes this one of the best ongoing comics on the market. More than worthy of all the awards it’s won.

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Monstress #27

Mar 24, 2020

This comic truly transcends the borders of storytelling, it’s such an incredibly well realised, engrossing and epic story that anyone who picks it up, regardless of their feelings towards comics, will find themselves sucked into it. It’s impossible not to care about Maika and her plight, worrying after Kippa in all her naivety, desperate to understand the mysteries at play. In ten years time this will continue to frequently appear on best of lists.

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Nebula (2020) #1

Feb 11, 2020

The final panel employs such a tired storytelling trope it lets down the clever and imaginative story up until that point. Looking past that, if Vita Ayala’s writing continues these otherwise high standards, with Claire Roe and Mike Spicer on art duties, fans of Marvels Cosmic comics are in for a treat. I’m enjoying how Marvel are putting the spotlight on some of their lesser cosmic characters at the moment and I hope the trend continues. We're getting a return to the heights of Dan Abnett and Andy Lannings cosmic run and I hope this trend continues.

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Nebula (2020) #2

Mar 11, 2020

Plenty of promise in this series, I’m interested to see where they take Nebula, and how she’ll have grown and changed once she regains her memories. I love the concept of the All-Seer system and I’m intrigued what that will end up looking like once Nebula remembers again.

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No One's Rose #1

Feb 29, 2020

A densely packed issue which draws the reader deep into its Solar Punk world, its themes and ideas are sure to linger on the mind long after you’ve put the comic down. A breath of fresh air in a world which feels increasingly pessimistic about the future. Some much-needed hope. Brilliantly brought to life by Alburquerque’s art and Raúl Angulo’s colours. Highly recommended.

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Old Haunts #1

Apr 22, 2020

A stylistic, cinematic tale of gangsters haunted by their past decisions, it’s unclear whether the intense writing or stunning art which is a highlight of the issue. This is an excellent example of a fantastic collaboration between the entire creative team to produce a chilling debut issue in another excellent offering from AWA studios. A highly recommended new series.

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Our Encounters with Evil #1

Nov 13, 2019

A good fun throwback to classic Hammer movies, fans of Mignola or Mr. Higgins Comes Home will love this. Thrilling and exciting the art style won't be to everyone's liking but give it a try. You might be surprised by how much you enjoy the art by the time you finish the book.

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Outlawed (2020) #1

Mar 19, 2020

An essential read for fans of teen superheroes, the start of the Outlawed event won’t want to be missed by anyone. Doesn’t have the biggest appeal if you aren’t reading one of their ongoing series though. A good springboard for the newest Champions series. The art is good and draws you deep into the action. I would have preferred a bit more ambiguity when it comes to the question of whether the teens should be allowed to operate as heroes.

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Punisher: Soviet #1

Nov 13, 2019

Punisher’s greatest storyteller is back, and it’s like he’s never been away. Frank Castle is as brutal, relentless, and methodical as ever. Sensational art throughout reminiscent of the late and great Steve Dillon is just one of many reasons to head out to your comic book shop and buy this now.

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Punisher: Soviet #2

Dec 11, 2019

It’s Garth Ennis writing Punisher Max and really that’s all you need to know. It’s great, as good as anything he’s done in the past, and the juxtaposition between Castle and Stepanovich promises to make fun reading as well as an interesting look into Franks personality.

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Punisher: Soviet #3

Jan 2, 2020

This issue is classic Garth Ennis and contains echoes of a lot of his previous work. It contains some strong images, is definitely not for the faint of heart, but is great none the less. It earns its explicit content warning on the front cover. It fills in the missing blanks and sets in motion events for the rest of the series. Castle and Stepanovich promise to be a great team up. Ennis fans will not be disappointed.

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Punisher: Soviet #4

Feb 26, 2020

One of Garth Ennis’ best runs on Punisher, ‘nuff said. By making Castle part of a duo rather than a singular driving force, having interesting antagonists, help to elevate this above Ennis’ other incredible works on the Punisher. This series is a must have. Best part is the Soviet storyline is very standalone from all the other works on the Punisher. The art is great throughout and the entire art team of Burrows, Ortego and Woodard deserve recognition for the great work they do here.

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Punisher: Soviet #5

Mar 11, 2020

One of the best Punisher series in years, the fact it’s Garth Ennis and under the MAX label just reinforce this is how Punisher stories should be told. Art and colours which live up to the high standard of Ennis’ plotting and storytelling, furthering the plot, make Punisher: Soviet a must read series. As the penultimate issue all the pieces are in place for an all out bloody and violent finale.

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Punisher: Soviet #6

Mar 24, 2020

A fantastic addition to the Punisher MAX series, Garth Ennis’ involvement always guaranteed it would be worth reading, but this is a real gem. A great conclusion to a fantastic series. It took a lot of Punisher tropes and turns them on their head. It’s also stand alone so a great introduction to the character for new readers. The art team have done a fantastic job here. Highly recommended.

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Ravencroft #1

Jan 29, 2020

This series hasn’t taken off running like I expected following the one-shots. There are still a number of mysteries to be solved, with no sign of resolution yet, I only hope they start providing answers soon to hold our interest.

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Ravencroft #2

Feb 26, 2020

While this issue goes some way to resolving a number of the problems I had with the Ravencroft series and one-shots it still doesn’t do enough to lift it above mediocre. I’m remaining hopeful that as it progresses this may change but as it stands I’m finding it hard to be overly invested in it.

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Ravencroft #3

Mar 25, 2020

Good art is unfortunately not enough to elevate the lazy writing. Twists and turns, shock reveals, don’t make a good comic. The rest of the writing needs to be of a high standard as well. It’s a shame the effort that’s gone into plotting these twists doesn’t extend beyond that. If things don’t improve soon this series is sure to lose readers.

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Red Border #1

Mar 22, 2020

The weakest of the four releases from AWA studios it suffers more for the comparison with the rest of that incredible line-up. Not a bad comic though, it’s taking its time to get going with main characters that the reader is, so far, indifferent to. It won’t be until the next issue drops that it’ll be clear whether this mini-series will be good or not. Good art and colours help to elevate it above being just average.

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Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

Dec 18, 2019

Donny Cates' bonus story at the end makes this worth the price of admission. It's fortunate then that Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider is a great story, helped by stunning art. I look forward to the next part of this story. Following the initial Cosmic Ghost Rider run we’ve needed a good solo story featuring him and I think this could be it.

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Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #2

Jan 15, 2020

Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum proves he’s got what it takes to carry Cosmic Ghost Riders reigns. Scott Hepburn and Antonio Fabela bring that vision to life. Put your sanity away and dive deep into this bonkers tale.

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Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #3

Feb 19, 2020

Hepburns art is perfectly suited for drawing both the manic moments and the quieter (that’s quiet-ER moments, not quiet) and is an excellent fit. Antonio Fabela’s colors accentuate the artwork and take it to a whole new level. I’m excited to read the next issue and see what’s coming next.

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Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #4

Mar 25, 2020

Fans of Cosmic Ghost Rider won’t want to miss this, Hallum understands the character really well, and throws enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. And somehow he still manages to catch us by surprise regularly. Hepburn’s art is as insane as our main protagonist. Highly recommended comic, it won’t just appeal to fans of Cosmic Ghost Rider, or Marvels Cosmic stories, it’s so well told it’ll appeal to comic fans in general.

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Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #5

Jun 3, 2020

This mini-series feels more like it’s setting up a new status quo for Frank Castle's future as the Cosmic Ghost Rider, with new enemies out there to thwart and challenge him. Unfortunately the current uncertainty in the comics industry makes his future seem a little precarious. Without having the most definitive of endings and no major shocks for the reader leaves this concluding issue not quite living up to the high standards which have been set by previous entries in the series. Worth getting if only to see how the story ends and for the implications for the character in the future.

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Rogue Planet #1

May 6, 2020

While only the debut issue in this story it does a great job of introducing the crew, the rogue planet, and the basic premise. The Cortés has a Nostromo flavour to it which helps settle the reader into the story, and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.

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Ruins Of Ravencroft: Sabretooth #1

Jan 15, 2020

Using some clever techniques we get a continuation of the modern day Ravencroft story, as well as delving into a hidden story from Marvel history. A good horror story, I'm still not convinced on the line up of characters in the modern story. The art's good and I look forward to next weeks concluding issue.

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Ruins Of Ravencroft: Dracula #1

Jan 22, 2020

These three one-shots have left me intrigued to see where the Ravencroft series is going. The line-up of characters seems a bit random at time and hopefully an explanation will be forthcoming in the ongoing Ravencroft series. The art has been good throughout. If the goal of these one-shots has been to get people excited for the Ravencroft series then they've succeeded.

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Ruins Of Ravencroft: Carnage #1

Jan 8, 2020

For fans of Absolute Carnage, and horror, this issue will go down well. Where the story goes remains to be seen but I’ll be sure to pick them up. Great and distinctive art between the two artists is a real highlight.

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #1

Nov 27, 2019

A promising start, if nothing outstanding, to a new series. Time will tell whether it’ll be good or simply a cash in on Venoms success, in the meantime good art and colors make it worth picking up. I have high hopes though.

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #2

Dec 18, 2019

This has all the potential to be a great series going forward, I’m really enjoying the fact we’re getting a bit of time to delve into the horror aspects of the Marvel universe. The art really is exceptional and makes this comic stand out in a sea of well-drawn comics.

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #3

Jan 29, 2020

Chapman has managed to bring some brand new aspects of symbiote mythology into play, while still managing to keep it feeling faithful to everything that’s come before. There are still lots of mysteries waiting to unfold and I have no idea where most of it’s going but I’m excited to find out. With Brown & Mooneyham on art it’s guaranteed, wherever the story goes, to be a real stand out in the horror genre.

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #4

Feb 26, 2020

This horror themed series has been a fantastic spin off from the events of Absolute Carnage. I’m excited to see where the future takes us and how this will tie into the inevitable event when Knull makes his way to earth. It’s difficult to choose which part of the story I’m enjoying most, the writing or the art. Both are brilliant and make this a must read for fans of Marvels symbiotes, especially Venom fans.

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #5

Mar 25, 2020

This issue doesn’t quite live up to the epic conclusion of this arc that many will be expecting. It plays it a lot safer in terms of the storytelling and the art, which is disappointing as it had been regularly pushing the envelope out on both until now. Not bad by any stretch, just not reaching the same quality previous issues have. The future of this comic looks great however and I’ll still be recommending it as a whole.

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #6

Jun 3, 2020

A great setup for the next big Scream storyarc, it promises great things to come. New villains for Scream to face, new characters for her to befriend, the police slowly circling closer to learning Andi’s alterego, Chapman has plenty of plates spinning with lots to look forward to. The inclusion of The Punisher and Sandman works pretty well overall and the oversized issue makes great use of the extra pages it has to pace the story well. Chris Mooneyhams art remains a highlight of this exciting horror series.

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Silver Surfer: Black #5

Oct 30, 2019

This comic is filled with imagery that goes beyond the stunning art and terrific colours. This is light versus dark. Birth, death and rebirth. There is a poetry in Cates’ writing on show here. The artwork augments this and raises it above just a comic book. This isn’t just a comic. This is Art. And in case you worry this takes away from the comic it doesn’t. This is a comic that NEEDS to be read. And Donny? I think Stan would be proud of this comic.

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Spider-Man (2019) #2

Oct 16, 2019

These first two issues have been enjoyable reads. It almost feels too early on to say how good this series will be yet, too many unknowns, but if it carries on the way the first two issues did readers will be in for a treat.

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Stealth #1

Mar 9, 2020

This is a very promising start to a new series. I really hope the rest of the series lives up to expectations, and if they do this could very well be called a classic several years down the line. Not only tackling sensitive issues but making them the focus of the story is a brilliant move. I’m excited to see what comes next. Costa works really well with Bellegarde and Bonvillain to tell an exciting and fresh superhero story.

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Stranger Things: Into the Fire #1

Jan 8, 2020

For die hard fans only, those fans looking for a bit more Stranger Things won’t necessarily get what they’re after here. Not to say this is a bad comic, it’s enjoyable, it just doesn’t have the same allure the TV series does. It suffers from the same problems all tie-in comics do.

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Stranger Things: Into the Fire #2

Feb 13, 2020

The art and colors are well done, some clever storytelling techniques are used. On paper this should be a great comic. The biggest problem it has is tying it into Stranger Things. It can’t capture the eighties movie vibe that the series does so well and as such will only appeal to the superfans. Unlike a lot of tv tie ins this won’t appeal to the masses more just the zealots.

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Sweet Heart #1

Jan 22, 2020

This is something horror fans are not going to want to miss. An adult fairy-tale, one of the only genuinely scary horror comics I’ve read, this is a must read for horror fans.

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Sweet Heart #2

Apr 5, 2020

This comic works incredibly well as a metaphor for chronic illness, dealing with the emotions and impact on the victim, the alienation from peers, the struggles of family. It’s incredibly effective and well done. Also, it’s an entertaining story in its own right. The art and colours are a good match to the tale being told. All in all a good comic where you can’t help but be sympathetic towards Maddie.

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Sweet Heart #3

Apr 13, 2020

A genuinely scary comic, charting the seemingly futile struggles against an enemy which can’t be defeated only kept at bay, this comic works on many levels. One of the most chilling comics you’ll read, and some of the themes and concepts will linger on after you’ve finished reading. It should be praised for its mature approach to tackling complex issues surrounding illness and the various stigmas attached to it. The art fits the comic brilliantly and makes this a really great comic for horror fans. But it also works equally well for comic fans either suffering chronic illness themselves, or who have loved ones who endure similar suffering.

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Sweet Heart #4

Apr 20, 2020

Sweet Heart deserves to be recognised as one of the few comics that manages to be truly horrifying. At times that is due to the nature of the monsters in the story, the chronic illness metaphor given flesh. While at other times it works because of the suffering that illness brings to everyone it touches, the desperate measures and lasting effects. And it works because, at its core, this is an incredibly human story.

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Sweet Heart #5

Apr 28, 2020

A fantastic conclusion to an excellent series, this is sure to hit the mark with readers suffering from chronic illnesses. A surprisingly emotional and hard-hitting final issue, it shows the way the stories adapted as the series has progressed, from a full on horror into something much more poignant. The overwhelming message coming away from this comic is one of hope, and it is incredibly well done and affecting. A highly recommended series.

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The Boys: Dear Becky #1

Jun 3, 2020

A slower paced issue eases us gently back into the world of The Boys, the backdrop of two mates having a pint works well to reintroduce the world and the changes that have occurred over the fictional last twelve years. Having Garth Ennis reunited with the rest of the creative team from The Boys helps it feel familiar to the reader and like there hasn’t been such a long hiatus between issues. When the violence comes it’s extreme and most definitely not for the faint-hearted. This is Ennis at his most brutal and cynical, and it’s a welcome return to the dark world of The Boys.

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The Crow: Lethe #1

Mar 4, 2020

This is an interesting first issue, introducing a number of interesting characters, a twist on the familiar crow story, a mysterious villain. I enjoyed Kyriazis’s art and Mae Hao’s colours. The issue felt over really quickly, it could almost have done with being slightly longer to get the story really flowing, but otherwise I would recommend it. Fans of the Crow franchise are sure to enjoy this for the twists on the more familiar tropes.

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The Dreaming (2018) #17

Jan 2, 2020

Another great issue, making this series another great issue in the Sandman Universe. The characterisation has been fantastic and I love seeing where the characters are going, even if it does seem to be to new depths. While everything seems to be coming to a head it’s difficult to know where it’s going to go and what will happen next. And it’s this mystery, this unknown, which helps bring me back issue after issue to find out what’s coming.

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The Man Who Effed Up Time #1

Feb 5, 2020

A great first issue which pulls us deep into the mystery, it’s great fun, and the end of the issue brings home the stakes at play for our main character. Good art throughout helps to bring home how absurd and insane this issue is and keeps it entertaining. This is a series I look forward to following.

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The Man Who Effed Up Time #2

Mar 9, 2020

A fun read, I look forward to finding out where the series goes next. Unashamedly just trying to have a good time, this is exactly what we get. The art team makes these alternate timelines believable, the mysteries and intrigue keep us coming back.

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The Resistance #1

Mar 18, 2020

If this first issue is indicative of the quality of this new, shared superhero universe AWA comics are not only onto a winner but they are a publisher to keep an eye on. An emotional, human story, incredible art and colours, this is one of the best first issues EVER published. Probably the easiest 10/10 I've ever awarded. Incredibly excited for the future of this shared universe. The talent involved takes this story to a new level. The coincidental timing of its release and the coronavirus just add an extra layer of drama.

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The Resistance #2

Mar 27, 2020

The Resistance is shaping up to be one of the best comic series period. As the set up for AWA’s shared universe it’s doing a fantastic job. The writing is outstanding. The way the story comes together from smaller, human stories, sucks the reader in. The tales feel so real. The artwork is spectacular. Every single part of this comic is brilliant. This is 2020’s must read comic. If the quality of their releases so far are any indication AWA are going to be huge in a few years. On a slightly different note they’re also making some of their releases free online due to the coronavirus outbreak and availability issues, which is such an incredible move. Check out The Resistance #1 here.

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The Sandman Universe: Hellblazer #1

Oct 30, 2019

This is a welcome return to Constantine of old, a chain-smoking, swearing, back stabbing, conniving, haunted, snarky, lying bastard. Welcome back. Can't wait to see what you do next.

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Thor (2020) #1

Jan 1, 2020

As a New Year dawns a New Thor stands ready to take on a galactic threat that threatens the entire Marvel universe. Luckily the team of Donny Cates, Nic Klein and Matthew Wilson are more than up to the job of telling this story. This isn’t just for fans of Thor, or Marvel, this is a comic all comic fans NEED TO BE READING. Yes, it’s that good.

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Thor (2020) #2

Jan 29, 2020

Donny Cates continues to be paired with some of Marvels hottest artists which make for some of the best comics in the industry. If these first two issues are anything to go by fans of Thor, and Marvel in general, are in for a real good time going forward. Twists and turns to keep the reader guessing, possibly the most dangerous threat the Marvel universe has faced, and Thor in a new role promise some exciting storytelling going forward. Nic Klein’s art has to be seen to be believed.

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Thor (2020) #3

Feb 12, 2020

With the creative team of Donny Cates, Nic Klein and Matt Wilson we were obviously going to be onto a winner. The amount of love and passion the three of them have for this project is abundantly clear. This is shaping up to be one of, if not THE, best runs on Thor. And I can say this with certainty despite only being three issues in. That’s how good it is.

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Thor (2020) #4

Mar 11, 2020

There hasn’t been a bad issue in this run on Thor. A phenomenal creative team of Cates, Klein and Wilson make this epic series a must have. Cliffhanger endings keep me on tenterhooks between issues. A level of intricately detailed artwork and rich colours which defy belief. An instant classic.

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Venom (2018) #19

Oct 30, 2019

Great writing, superb art & colours, mysteries teased, a solid entry to both Venom & Absolute Carnage, only a shame it was marred by poor decisions around the release schedule, which unfortunately drags the score down.

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Venom (2018) #21

Dec 26, 2019

After the craziness of Absolute Carnage we get a chance for a brand new story arc, a throwback to a classic ASM story, and a chance to slow things down before the inevitable insanity of Knull’s arrival and what that’ll mean for our heroes. A great premise for the story I can’t wait to see where the story goes. Mark Bagleys art is good while we wait for Ryan Stegmans return.

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Venom (2018) #22

Jan 8, 2020

If you’ve been reading Donny Cates’ run on Venom there’s no doubt in my mind you’ll be heading to your local book shop at your earliest convenience to pick it up, this is one of the best things happening in comics right now. And if you’re not then you need to catch up on the rest of this run then buy this one. The writing, the art, the characters, it’s all top notch. A standout issue in an incredible run.

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Venom (2018) #23

Feb 12, 2020

Another incredible issue in an outstanding run. Cates consistently increases the tension, and here he shows us there can be consequences in comics. Bagley’s art makes the island feel real, and Martins colors make the most of the great art. Everyone needs to be reading Venom Island.

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Venom (2018) #24

Mar 11, 2020

Venom Island is turning into one of the best arcs of Cates’ run on Venom, which has taken me pleasantly by surprise. The art has been incredible, thanks to the talented team of Bagley, Owens and Martin. Cheap plot twist aside this issue’s been great, like all the subsequent ones. It’s building up to a hell of a finale and the next issue promises to be a good one.

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Venom (2018) #25

May 27, 2020

While 25 issues might not be the biggest landmark Marvel has made sure to go all out with this issue in style. An excellent conclusion to a great Venom story arc, it feels like a conclusion to everything that’s come so far from Cates’ run and a setup for the future. With its summary of events to date it works as a jumping-on point for new readers. Bagley’s art has been an excellent part of Venom Island, and the two-page montage from Stegman will get readers excited for his return, and Venom's future. It also features the first appearance of Virus, a major new player in Venom’s future, even if we won’t learn anything about him until the FCBD issue.

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Year Zero #1

Apr 15, 2020

A fantastic creative team combine to make this one a must read. Between Rosanas and Loughbridge’s artwork the final product doesn’t look like a typical horror comic. Percy’s writing doesn’t read like a typical horror comic. The slow build-up of tension without building to a crescendo by the end of the first issue doesn’t read like a typical horror comic. And Year Zero is so much better for all of this. By making it character driven rather than plot it makes for some interesting and exciting reading, which readers are sure to be drawn into. It’s early days for sure, but just like the rest of AWA’s current line-up, this looks to be another exceptional comic and one not to be missed.

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Yondu (2019) #1

Nov 6, 2019

This Buddy movie shows plenty of promise. Fantastic art helps elevate the good writing and makes this one not to be missed for cosmic fans.

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Yondu (2019) #2

Nov 27, 2019

So far I feel like this series is promising more than it delivers. Will it improve? Too soon to tell, but when it’s 2 issues into a 5 issue mini it’s a little worrying that it’s not delivering on the goods yet. I’ve enjoyed the art and the colors really help set the tone. Perhaps a little naively I remain hopeful for the rest of the series.

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Yondu (2019) #3

Dec 11, 2019

The buddy movie we’ve been promised all along, I look forward to seeing the conflict growing between the two Yondu’s, and seeing if they’re both going to make it out of this in one piece.

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Yondu (2019) #4

Jan 8, 2020

The buddy movie is really beginning to shine, I recommend getting through the earlier shakier issues just for this issue. Great writing, even better characterisation, and an art style that perfectly compliments the story make Yondu a surprise hit.

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Yondu (2019) #5

Feb 5, 2020

This has been a brilliant conclusion to a great series, the final couple of pages really show how much the Yondu’s have influenced each other in their time together. Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler make a great team on writing, John McCrea’s art brings their story to life with some fantastic action. I recommend not only this issue but the whole series.

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