Nicole Drum's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 407
7.7Avg. Review Rating

4.0
Action Comics (2016) #1010

Apr 24, 2019

With a threat like Leviathian supposedly being a huge issue, it all just sort of falls flat. For an issue with such incredible visual appeal, there's just nothing else there.

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6.0
Action Comics (2016) #1011

May 22, 2019

For readers who have been keeping up with Bendis' run on Action Comics, they're probably used to that by now, but it can be a little jarring at times for those hopping in, curious as to what all this Leviathan business is about.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #1012

Jun 26, 2019

Szymon Kudranski's attention to detail and brilliant use of space on the page gives the story a tangible, real-life feel. The words on the page have meaning, certainly, but the expressions Kudranski creates on the faces of the characters go so much further, to the point that in some panels you don't even need the words to understand what is going on. It's breathtaking.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #1013

Jul 24, 2019

It's a perfect pairing and it makes for another, standout issue.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #1014

Aug 28, 2019

Action Comics #1014 continues to offer a bit more insight on the ground-level threat with a sense of urgency that makes the whole mystery all the more exciting. It's a must-read this week.

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6.0
Action Comics (2016) #1015

Sep 25, 2019

If the previous issues of Action have had an urgency, #1015 feels like a slow stroll"at least until the confusing and chaotic last panels that bring the story sharply back into focus.

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6.0
Action Comics (2016) #1016

Oct 23, 2019

Overall, it's a pretty average issue with cool art, a fun fight scene, and serves as a bit of a breather from some of the other madness in the DC Universe right now.

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8.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #5

Dec 5, 2018

What the issue lacks in plot it makes up for in heart, and that works just fine.

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10
Adventures of the Super Sons #6

Jan 9, 2019

Adventures of the Super Sons #6 is an absolute treat. Peter Tomasi takes all the elements of what makes for a classic, entertaining comic book adventure, injects some spot-on humor, and even throws in a dash of intrigue and an engaging cliffhanger to boot.

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10
Adventures of the Super Sons #7

Feb 6, 2019

Adventures of the Super Sons is quite possibly one of the most enjoyable books DC Comics has put out in a long time, and that holds true even with an issue that sees the Super Sons separated and in peril.

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10
Adventures of the Super Sons #8

Mar 6, 2019

While the story is pretty predictable -- Luthor is up to something far worse than initially hinted -- there's something pure and refreshing about the straightforward story that reminds readers of just how fun comics can be.

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10
Adventures of the Super Sons #9

Apr 3, 2019

The issue is a superb, fun romp approached with the heart and determination that has been a defining feature of this whole run. A fantastic read with bright, truly enjoyable art; you won't want to put this issue down.

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8.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #10

May 1, 2019

Full of action, this issue surprises with a few moments that make it look like the Sons might be betrayed by their robot friend Hex and it even looks like they may not make it out alive. That actually makes the story more interesting, which is why the reveal at the end that help has arrived in the form of the grown ups a little disappointing.

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8.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #11

Jun 5, 2019

The best part is that the issue is very much in line with the overall sense of adventure the entire series has had, which makes it a solid, truly enjoyable issue from one of the best series DC has going right now.

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8.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #12

Jul 3, 2019

A story within a story within a story, a clever Eminem reference, and a whole lot of action. That's what Adventures of the Super Sons brings in its final issue and while it doesn't all come together seamlessly, the overall effect is a bright, fun, thrill ride of an issue very much in keeping with whole maxi-series.

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4.0
America #12

Feb 28, 2018

America is such a unique and interesting character, readers will no doubt wish she had a more unique and interesting conclusion to this grand adventure.

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6.0
Archie (2015) #28

Feb 14, 2018

It's a fun issue with a lot of lead up that will hopefully pay off soon.

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6.0
Archie (2015) #29

Mar 21, 2018

Overall, it's a solid issue. It doesn't particularly stand out, but it also isn't a bad read.

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8.0
Archie (2015) #30

Apr 25, 2018

Archie #30 puts the whole story in position for what feels like the ultimate action point of the whole arc but with so much steady storytelling it's hard to get excited for what's to come.

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6.0
Archie (2015) #31

Jun 6, 2018

One of the major strengths of Mark Waid's work with Archie is the pacing and that holds true with Archie #31. The issue kicks off with just the right amount of urgency and maintains the energy through to the last panel. Unfortunately, this issue falls into the same trap that most of the previous issues have before it, and that is that it sets up little cliffhangers that simply aren't necessary.

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10
Archie (2015) #32

Jul 11, 2018

Archie #32 marks the final issue of Mark Waid's run and the end of the modern relaunch of the series before it shifts into legacy numbering with a new creative team and as closing issues go, this one is practically perfect.

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10
Archie: 1941 #1

Sep 12, 2018

You can truly feel the heaviness of the looming war and even though we already know where the world ends up in the end, how the beloved Archie characters fare is as much a mystery for us as it is for them and this first issue is an excellent first chapter.

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4.0
Ascender #1

Apr 24, 2019

It's nearly impossible to miss the heavy Star Wars feeling Ascender #1 has and while hero journeys are universal, Ascender is too reliant on stereotypes and tropes, resulting in a too cliche debut.

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6.0
Ascender #2

May 29, 2019

A marked improvement over the debut issue, Ascender #2 moves away from the table setting of the first issue to some real conflict and action.

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8.0
Ascender #3

Jun 26, 2019

With just the right amount of action and plenty of heart, Ascender #3 finally finds its footing, striking an emotional chord that will keep the reader connected, despite the relatively slow burn of the actual plot.

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6.0
Ascender #4

Jul 24, 2019

Ascender #4 really advances the story this week and as the different elements of the plot start to come back into play, it makes for a genuinely engaging and intriguing read.

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10
Ascender #5

Aug 28, 2019

Ascender #5 does that in a heartbreaking way this week, one that will leave you gasping aloud in the final pages. It simpy doesn't get better than this.

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8.0
Ascender #6

Oct 23, 2019

Ascender is one of those stories that may have taken a bit to get going but it's one of the best books out today now that it has.

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10
Batman (2016) #44

Apr 4, 2018

All in all, a perfect chapter in the Batman story.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #45

Apr 18, 2018

Batman #45 is an issue that you will either love or hate. Tom King's story here is solid. Well-written and well-paced, it is slow to dawn on the reader the major twist the story takes at the end.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #46

May 2, 2018

The weird alternative universe/timeline story started in Batman #45 continues this issue and doesn't get any less weird, but it simply works better.

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10
Batman (2016) #47

May 16, 2018

Overall, a very well-done issue that readers won't forget any time soon.

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10
Batman (2016) #48

Jun 6, 2018

The issue is not an easy read. It's subtly graphic with some intense moments, but it is an incredible issue that will leave readers wanting more even as they flinch and try to look away.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #49

Jun 20, 2018

It isn't often that readers get to see the, dare I say, human side of the villains in Batman's world, but Batman #49 does just that and it makes for one of the more thought-provoking and powerful issues of this run.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #50

Jul 4, 2018

Overall, Batman #50 may not live up to the overwhelming hype that led up to it, but it doesn't need to. It's an issue that redefines and fundamentally changes Batman -- and Catwoman -- forever in a way that has been far too long in coming.

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10
Batman (2016) #51

Jul 18, 2018

Given all the hype around the wedding between Batman and Catwoman -- and the way that affair turned out -- one might expect that Batman #51 would take the easy way out by delivering a broken, violent, emotionally shut-down Batman. And it does, but to Tom King's credit the story takes a very different turn.

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10
Batman (2016) #52

Aug 1, 2018

Tom King's writing is giving Bruce an introspection one wouldn't have expected after Selina left him at the altar and it might be one of the finest chapters in the Caped Crusader's story yet.

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10
Batman (2016) #53

Aug 15, 2018

Batman #53 is a great reminder that there's a bigger story to be told in King's run than just the love story between Batman and Catwoman.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #54

Sep 5, 2018

A little light on action, but strong in emotional weight, readers might not claim Batman #54 as a favorite, but it's definitely a turning point and it will be interesting to see where things go for both Dick and Bruce going forward.

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10
Batman (2016) #55

Sep 19, 2018

If you've been reading Tom King's Batman, then you've likely figured out that it's the issues that are the quietest in terms of action and major events that end up packing the biggest punch, and that holds true for Batman #55.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #56

Oct 3, 2018

Admittedly, it's a slightly cliche story, but King tells it well, moving back and forth from the story of a son dealing with a father who was less than stellar and a pseudo-father dealing with grief and rage over what's happened to his pseudo-son. He even manages to slip in another somewhat unusual villain.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #57

Oct 17, 2018

The issue is visually beautiful -- a largely wordless fight between Batman and the man who shot Nightwing -- but it lacks substance.

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4.0
Batman (2016) #58

Nov 7, 2018

One thing Tom King has excelled at during his Batman run is humanizing the villains in a way that doesn't make them sympathetic but instead gives better insight into who they are. Unfortunately, despite a genuinely intriguing setup with The Penguin, the issue continues with a further dehumanizing of Batman.

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4.0
Batman (2016) #59

Nov 21, 2018

Batman is at his darkest, most unrestrained worst this time around, to the point it's getting nearly impossible to want to root for him in any capacity. To an extent that's the point, but the deeper we get into King's run the more and more this bleak fall from grace into utter darkness becomes a chore to read, and that's especially evident here.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #60

Dec 5, 2018

We're no closer to answers to this mystery, but there's a twist at the end that makes this darkness worth sitting in a little bit longer.

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4.0
Batman (2016) #61

Dec 19, 2018

King's told this story nearly thirty issues before and, by bringing it back here only serves to stall any forward motion the book should have had -- something that feels awfully dangerous in the first chapter of a new arc.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #62

Jan 9, 2019

Batman #62 is, in a word, weird. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #63

Jan 23, 2019

To say that Tom King has been taking Batman to unusual places is a little bit of an understatement, and those unusual places haven't always worked. This week, however, Batman #63 takes us deeper into the "Knightmares" arc and in doing so follows along with Batman into what feels less like a Knightmare and more like a dream come true.

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10
Batman (2016) #64

Feb 6, 2019

The balance between the anger stage of grief in Flash and Batman's guilt and desperation makes for a deeply meaningful story, and it's one you won't want to miss.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #65

Feb 20, 2019

Despite the solid action and beginnings of a resolution, there is just this vague sense of being left wanting. However, if for nothing else than it's sharp honesty and vulnerability in showing Batman for who he is, the book is a fine and worthy read.

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4.0
Batman (2016) #66

Mar 6, 2019

It seems like a waste of narrative space, and it's likely to leave fans wondering when -- or if -- the story is ever going to start moving forward again.

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4.0
Batman (2016) #67

Mar 20, 2019

Generally speaking, these Knightmares stories have largely worn out their welcome. While Tom King is trying to tell a larger story arc (he has to get to issue 100, after all), these stories feel more like filler, a way to technically complete an issue without having to expend too much story.

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10
Batman (2016) #68

Apr 10, 2019

Tom King's extended run on Batman has its highs and lows, and while more recent installments of the "Knightmares" arc have been more on the low side of things, this week's Batman #68 is decidedly a high point -- and possibly one of the most enjoyable issues King's done yet.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #69

Apr 17, 2019

We are finally at the end of the "Knightmares" arc, but while Batman #69 does serve to shift the narrative towards the next chapter in an engaging way, it really only illustrates what readers know and editors should have: the entire "Knightmares" arc was a long stall, filling issues and pages for no redeemable purpose bt to extend the run.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #70

May 1, 2019

It's a worthwhile read, and at least there's the promise of a showdown soon.

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4.0
Batman (2016) #71

May 15, 2019

Switching storylines, inconsistent continuity, and a disconcerting sense of not ever really be certain what parts of the story are "real" and what parts are hallucination has become almost a default for Tom King's Batman run, and that holds true for Batman #71. Unfortunately, that also means that Batman #71 is a bit of a mess to read.

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10
Batman (2016) #72

Jun 5, 2019

The threat to Batman honestly doesn't feel that substantial. But, of course, that may be the ultimate beauty of the entire issue.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #73

Jun 19, 2019

Every page is an exquisite delight so beautifully crafted you can feel the desert sun on your face as you read and as the Waynes make their way towards an uncertain destination.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #74

Jul 10, 2019

This deep in, readers get it: Bruce Wayne is a mess with a whole lot of daddy issues. Do we really need to drive that point home every issue?

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4.0
Batman (2016) #75

Jul 17, 2019

Not even the one "shock" reveal is enough to lift this from what feels like a major low.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #76

Aug 7, 2019

If #75 was too narrow, #76 is open exactly wide enough. There's a lot revealed in the tight narratives in the issue and you'll want to carefully read every expression and every word on every page.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #77

Aug 21, 2019

Everything changes in this issue and, even with a shocking semi-cliffhanger, it feels like the story is truly coming together"even if it's in the darkest possible way.

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10
Batman (2016) #78

Sep 11, 2019

This is 100% a key issue of Tom King's run and an absolutely defining moment for the hero himself.

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10
Batman (2016) #79

Sep 18, 2019

Batman #79 is another one of the more quiet, character-driven issues in Tom King's run and, like many before it, an excellent example of just how good this run truly is.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #80

Oct 2, 2019

The ending of the issue isn't a twist, you can largely guess what's coming, and like many issues of King's run this one could have benefitted from being part of a larger story rather than a single issue. But it is an excellent issue, one that truly sets the stage for the end in a powerful and important way.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #81

Oct 16, 2019

Ultimately what works here most comes in the last few pages, when you realize Batman's plan isn't going to plan. It makes up for the somewhat disappointing undoing of most of the series' drama and the fact that we still haven't gotten to Bane.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #82

Nov 6, 2019

If you can get past the threadbare cliffhanger approach once again, though, the use of orange tones in this issue tells a story all its own and is a real treat for the reader.

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10
Batman (2016) Annual #3

Dec 12, 2018

It's something that Tom Taylor's story tells well alone, but Otto Schmidt's art shows it as well, the end result being a beautiful, satisfying, and perfectly Batman tale.

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10
Batman (2016) Annual #4

Oct 30, 2019

This might be the best Batman book of the year.

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8.0
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #1

May 8, 2019

Writer Bryan Hill brings a bit of a fresh approach to the team by incorporating numerous big fan favorites, such as Black Lightning, Katana, and Batman, with younger characters The Signal and Orphan for team incarnation that feels a lot like the Bat Family and is equally as complex and slightly dysfunctional.

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8.0
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #2

Jun 12, 2019

The same clich story elements that created pitfalls in the debut issue still exist here, but the action is hard and fast and fun to read while being even better to look at thanks to Dexter Soy's engaging art.

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8.0
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #3

Jul 10, 2019

The theme of the Outsiders as a broken team continues this issue and, while that's a point already made in the previous two issues of Batman and The Outsiders, this week the story shifts towards healing even as, in a paralell plot, the person the team has been charged with saving falls further towards darkness in the hands of Ra's Al Ghul.

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6.0
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #4

Aug 14, 2019

It's not a bad issue. It's just not particularly great as it lurches forward towards what is (hopefully) an action-packed future.

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8.0
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #5

Sep 11, 2019

Nothing here is easy, as we're learning, and it makes for another solid read.

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6.0
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #6

Oct 9, 2019

It's a solid read and a good lead in to the next arc in the series.

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6.0
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #7

Nov 13, 2019

Batman and the Outsiders #7 still struggles a bit with too much exposition, but we're finally getting into the story for real now -- and it's one that has promise.

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8.0
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) Annual #1

Oct 30, 2019

The story is a little dense and a bit repetitive at points, but it's a wonderful read and an absolute must for anyone already invested in the Batman and the Outsiders story.

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10
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Batgirl vs. The Riddler #1

Jun 13, 2018

If you aren't reading Batman Prelude to the Wedding, you need to. The third in the series, Batgirl vs. Riddler is, like Robin vs. Ra's Al Ghul and Nightwing vs. Hush, excellent.

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10
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush #1

Jun 6, 2018

A solid, incredible issue you'll want to read over and over again.

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10
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Robin vs. Ra's Al Ghul #1

May 30, 2018

The march towards the wedding of Batman and Catwoman continues, and Batman Prelude to the Wedding #1 Robin vs. Ra's al Ghul is perhaps one of the best moments of that march.

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10
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Red Hood vs. Anarky #1

Jun 20, 2018

Batman Prelude to the Wedding: Red Hood Vs. Anarky #1 may be the weakest of the Prelude one-shots, but that doesn't mean it's not still a worthy issue.

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10
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Harley Quinn vs. Joker #1

Jun 27, 2018

In keeping with the rest of the prelude books, Tim Seely does an impressive job at revealing intimate sides of those in Batman's world and the way he deftly handles Harley and Joker will make you wish he wrote them all of the time.

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10
Betty & Veronica (2018) #1

Dec 19, 2018

Well-paced and carefully crafted, Betty & Veronica is an excellent start. The glimpse it offers into the friendship and inner lives of two of comics' most iconic female characters is a welcome and intriguing one that feels long overdue in a world that all too frequently revolves Archie.

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10
Betty & Veronica (2018) #2

Jan 30, 2019

Every page of Betty and Veronica #2 rings true, and you'll get to the end wanting more.

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10
Betty & Veronica (2018) #3

Feb 27, 2019

Betty & Veronica #3 is a thoughtful, carefully crafted read that continues to delight.

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8.0
Betty & Veronica (2018) #4

Apr 3, 2019

It's the second-to-last issue of Betty & Veronica, and Jamie Lee Rotante once again nails the female friend dynamic in an honest, relatable way.

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10
Betty & Veronica (2018) #5

May 8, 2019

It's sad that the series is done, but there's so much good to take away from the story. Jamie Lee Rotante has created an instant classic with Betty & Veronica.

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10
Big Hero Six: The Series #1

Nov 13, 2019

There is only one way to describe IDW's Big Hero 6: The Series #1: adorable.

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4.0
Bloodshot (2019) #1

Sep 25, 2019

Bloodshot #1 is a comic with good intentions that doesn't work very well, save for a whole lot of explosions for fun's sake.

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6.0
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11: Giles #1

Feb 28, 2018

There's just enough mystery about both the demon and Roux that you'll want to keep reading to find out more.

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8.0
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11: Giles #2

Mar 28, 2018

Another solid mx of humor, action, and exposition, Giles #2 is a fun read, and you can't help but find yourself hooked.

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8.0
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11: Giles #3

Apr 25, 2018

It's something that honestly elevates the entire issue from simply good to great as it invites you further in and breaks your heart with each and every page.

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4.0
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11: Giles #4

May 23, 2018

Here's the thing about Giles #4: the conclusion of "Girl Blue" is supposed to have emotional weight, especially after the revelations about Roux's past last issue. Unfortunately most of the book is tied up with tedious exposition that is honestly better suited to another medium.

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8.0
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1

Jun 20, 2018

It may be repetitive in terms of challenges, but each time the heroes learn something new and that more than makes this issue worth the read.

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6.0
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #2

Jul 18, 2018

If you're invested in the series, it's a solid read, but this issue really is nothing to write home about.

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4.0
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #3

Aug 22, 2018

Overall, kind of a mundane and average read. Here's to hoping they pull out all the stops next issue to make up for it.

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4.0
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #4

Sep 19, 2018

The end is finally here for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Season 12, and Joss Whedon's finale manages to pull together all of the threads of the series -- both television and the many comic book continuations -- into an oddly satisfying conclusion.

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8.0
Bully Wars #1

Sep 5, 2018

In many ways it feels an awful lot like a Cartoon Network show circa 2000 and if that's not enough reason to read it then I don't know what is.

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6.0
Cemetery Beach #3

Nov 14, 2018

There's aren't a lot of words in Cemetery Beach #3. The issue tends to let the art do the storytelling and while it does it well, the words that we do get as the story progresses isn't particularly deep.

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4.0
Cemetery Beach #4

Dec 12, 2018

Cemetery Beach is a unique book that suffers from a too-common problem: the concept is strong, but the execution sloppy at best, and the end result for issue #4 is a book that feels like everything is being run into the ground.

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4.0
Cemetery Beach #5

Jan 9, 2019

Cemetery Beach continues to be weighed down by the very thing that makes it interesting: strong concept, weak execution.

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6.0
Cemetery Beach #6

Feb 6, 2019

The story here is a common one: someone in power wants to remain in power and will do anything to stop those who threaten that. Finally that's becoming more clear, and with Cemetery Beach so close for our two protagonists, this issue feels like it all might come together at long last.

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4.0
Cemetery Beach #7

Mar 6, 2019

While the story is wrapped up in what generally works as a natural stopping place, if you've managed to make it this far with the series, you may well find yourself feeling like you've wasted your time.

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10
Contagion #1

Oct 2, 2019

It's scary, it's interesting, it's even got a bit of humor. The art is top-notch. It's a winner for sure.

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10
Contagion #2

Oct 9, 2019

Contagion #2 is perfect. It's got it all: there's action, there's some adventure, there's a dose of horror, a lot of heroes, and some unexpected turns.

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10
Contagion #3

Oct 16, 2019

Not to put too fine a point on things, but Contagion is a great series and if you aren't reading it you should be.

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10
Contagion #4

Oct 23, 2019

What started just as Ben Grimm's worst nightmare has quickly become everyone's and it's so satisfying, if not frightening to read.

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8.0
Contagion #5

Oct 30, 2019

Overall as a series, Contagion has been an incredibly fun ride and this issue brings it all to a fun, satisfying conclusion. And, of course, we get a great panel of Ben Grimm and his cat. Who could want anything more?

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8.0
Cosmo #4

Apr 18, 2018

This title is simply a breath of fresh air and while it may not pack any major punch, it's just a delight to read and you won't be able stop yourself from wondering what the evil queen of Venus is up to next.

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10
Crowded #1

Aug 15, 2018

The story alone is brilliantly written, but it's well-supported with art and color that look every bit like Instagram snapshots, making the world of Crowded almost hauntingly like our own. It's a combination that sets Crowded off on an excellent start.

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10
Crowded #2

Sep 12, 2018

It's a stunning warning and an uncomfortably honest take, one that makes one wonder just how far Crowded will take us into the depths of our own hearts.

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10
Crowded #3

Oct 10, 2018

It's unsettling and that is a huge part of why Crowded #3 is such a fantastic read.

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10
Crowded #4

Nov 7, 2018

The issue balances that depth out by also fleshing out Vita and Charlie just a bit more as well and, just because it can, ends off on a cliffhanger that will leave you wondering just how the story can move forward from there.

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10
Crowded #5

Dec 5, 2018

Fast-paced from almost the word go with an incredible amount of depth and heart, Crowded #5 is absolutely perfect, especially when it comes to the ferocity of the library.

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10
Crowded #6

Jan 2, 2019

Packed with action and intrigue, Crowded #6 is a stunning issue that promises even more to come.

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10
Crowded #7

Jul 3, 2019

It's a wild ride, but a truly great one and a solid reminder of why Crowded is simply one of the best comic books to hit shelves in years.

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8.0
Crowded #8

Aug 7, 2019

It's a great issue with a lot of fun to balance the fact that we know even less than before.

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10
Crowded #9

Sep 4, 2019

The twist at the end is pretty much the cherry on top of the whole crazy sundae that is an issue that kicks off fast and simply doesn't stop.

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6.0
DC's Nuclear Winter Special #1

Nov 28, 2018

DC Comics continues their tradition of annual holiday specials, and, as these things go, DC's Nuclear Winter Special is unique.

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8.0
DC/Looney Tunes: Harley Quinn/Gossamer #1

Aug 29, 2018

Overall, Harley Quinn Gossamer Special #1 is a fun break from the usual insanity of the Harley Quinn world.

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10
Dejah Thoris (2018) #4

May 9, 2018

Dejah Thoris isn't a title you can just jump into. In order to have an idea as to what's going on in Dejah Thoris #4, you really need to read the previous three, but if there is one thing that this issue makes clear is that it's worth it.

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10
Dept. H #24

Mar 21, 2018

Haunting, masterful, and beautiful, this issue would be gorgeous if done all in black and white, but Sharlene Kindt's colors elevate the entire experience. It's a beautiful end to a beautiful series.

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10
Event Leviathan #1

Jun 12, 2019

Engaging and well-considered, Event Leviathan #1 both looks and reads like thriller, offering just enough in the way of twists and turns to take readers on a story that is both a little predictable and a bit unexpected, leaving the quiet possibility that this is a threat that the heroes may not be able to stop"while also making one wonder exactly who the heroes really are and what cost is worth paying for a "better world."

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10
Event Leviathan #2

Jul 10, 2019

Event Leviathan is billed as a six-issue mystery thriller and after a stellar kick off issue, the second installment is absolutely living up to that.

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8.0
Event Leviathan #3

Aug 14, 2019

Event Leviathan #3 may not be the strongest issue so far, but it certainly gives readers a lot to consider ensuring they'll want more.

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10
Event Leviathan #4

Sep 11, 2019

To put it bluntly, Event Leviathan #4 is a damn fine issue of a damn fine series. Period.

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10
Event Leviathan #5

Oct 9, 2019

The result is a damn near perfect penultimate issue that makes the wait for the finale that much harder.

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10
Event Leviathan #6

Nov 13, 2019

Beautiful story, lovely art, it's an excellent closing issue to the short series, well-executed and well-done.

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6.0
Exorsisters #1

Oct 17, 2018

Exorsisters #1 is one of those comics that seems like a light, slightly campy and fun read, and for the most part that's exactly what it is.

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8.0
Exorsisters #2

Nov 21, 2018

What really makes it an interesting read instead of being cumbersome the way some backstories can be is that it's hard to tell who you feel most for, Kate and Cate or their mother as all three (well, two) are victims of deals with the devil gone awry. What makes the story even better, though, is how no one seems to learn from these deals.

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6.0
Exorsisters #3

Dec 19, 2018

Cate's story about her ex-boyfriend Buzz is genuinely interesting even if it only barely moves the story forward.

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8.0
Exorsisters #4

Jan 23, 2019

While the book often reads like it's trying too hard, especially with Kate, the only real let down this issue is that there wasn't more of it.

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4.0
Exorsisters #5

Feb 20, 2019

It's a very middling issue in a promising series that is starting to buckle under its own bloat.

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10
Fairlady #1

Apr 10, 2019

The writing, the complete "one and done" story format, the art, and even the carefully crafted culture of The Feld all makes the book a standout. Come for the anthropomorphic cat. Stay for a genuinely original and fascinating story that will leave you wanting more in the best way possible.

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8.0
Fairlady #2

May 15, 2019

Things take a sharp, sudden turn towards the resolution in a way that feels a little too convenient and easy, but other than that, Fairlady #2 is an absolute delight.

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10
Fairlady #3

Jun 19, 2019

One of the best things about Fairlady is that each issue is a full story, but while Fairlady #3 does, in fact, give readers a full story, it also sets up a bigger mystery.

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10
Fairlady #4

Jul 17, 2019

It's just a top notch issue and if you're not reading Fairlady then you need to correct that immediately. This book is fantastic.

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10
Fairlady #5

Aug 21, 2019

The issue manages to pull off both a conclusion and a cliffhanger, defying convention much the way the book's heroine does thus making Fairlady #5 one of the best books out this week.

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10
Future Fight Firsts: Crescent & Io #1

Nov 6, 2019

It's a simple book done beautifully"a real winner.

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6.0
Giant Days #36

Mar 7, 2018

Max Sarin's art, coupled with Whitney Cogar's coloring, is charming as well, bringing the whole ordinary story together and making it a little fun at the same time.

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8.0
Giant Days #37

Apr 4, 2018

Overall a refreshing, darling issue.

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10
Giant Days #38

May 2, 2018

Giant Days #38 is a rare issue where everything just works in the best way possible making it a great read across the board.

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10
Giant Days #39

Jun 6, 2018

Giant Days continues to be one of those rare books where there's no need for something to fix or a mystery to solve. Instead, it finds its story in real-world situations that readers can easily identify with.

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10
Giant Days #40

Jul 4, 2018

Giant Days may not be a book with a lot of action, but it's that relatability that makes it outstanding yet again this week.

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10
Giant Days #41

Aug 1, 2018

It's another delightful issue. This title is really just a joy.

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10
Giant Days #42

Sep 5, 2018

Every issue of Giant Days is a treat. It's rare that a comic book will tell a complete story in a single issue while still feeding the bigger picture that will, eventually, become a future issue's central problem.

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10
Giant Days #43

Oct 3, 2018

Moving, funny, and brilliantly real, Giant Days #42 is another excellent issue you won't want to miss.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #37

Feb 7, 2018

"Angry Bird Part One" is compelling follow-up to the "Batter Up" story arc and while it's a lot of set up with the promise of action to come, it's fully of humorous pop-culture references that helps Harley pop right off the page and draw fans in as for what the eventual showdown between Harley and Penguin might hold.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #38

Feb 21, 2018

This title is consistently a fun read, but this issue is honestly one of the best this week.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #39

Mar 7, 2018

While the book doesn't need it to keep you coming back, the perfect pacing of this story will definitely have you eager to find out what happens next.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #40

Mar 21, 2018

Harley Quinn consistently proves to be one of the most fun and well-crafted books DC has going right now and this issue is no exception.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #41

Apr 4, 2018

Harley Quinn #41 is a mess, but it's a fun, fantastic, and utterly bonkers mess.

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2.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #42

Apr 18, 2018

There's nothing to like here, which is really unfortunate considering how much fun the rest of this book has been lately.

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4.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #43

Jun 6, 2018

There's no way to put this other than bluntly: Harley Quinn #43 is a mess.

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2.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #44

Jun 20, 2018

The real threat that seemed so promising before feels too much like it was forgotten and by the time the arc ends, it's all so unsatisfying and lackluster that you can't help but wonder what the point was at all.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #45

Jul 4, 2018

Harley Quinn works best as a character when she's allowed to simply be herself, and Harley Quinn #45 massively delivers on that front.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #46

Jul 18, 2018

There is a fine line between letting Harley Quinn be herself and turning her into a discount Deadpool, and, unfortunately, Harley Quinn #46 leans a little too hard into the latter.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #47

Aug 1, 2018

Harley's adventures on Apokolips come to an end in this issue, and while the conclusion is just as bonkers as anything you'd expect from Harley Quinn, there's a serious quality to the way things wrap up with Granny Goodness.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #48

Aug 15, 2018

After a not-so-relaxing vacation to Apokolips, Harley is back and in top form in Harley Quinn #48 and that means a campy, somewhat bonkers adventure for the beloved character, but where previous recent storylines have lacked in presenting a fitting challenge for Harley, "Clown For Hire Part One" might just be the most Harley Quinn story in several issues.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #49

Sep 5, 2018

One of the best things about the Harley Quinn book is that it's fairly predictable and, no, predictable isn't bad.

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4.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #50

Sep 19, 2018

Harley Quinn isn't Deadpool and DC isn't Marvel, but someone might want to tell Harley Quinn #50 that. Not only is the issue one giant breaking of the fourth wall, it's an Avengers: Infinity War-esque story as well, just insane in a bright and sort of wacky way.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #51

Oct 3, 2018

While the "oh no, Harley broke continuity" schtick is more than a little yawn-worthy, there's something charming about #51 with Captain Triumph being stuck out of his own time, trying to be a hero the only way he knows how and colliding directly with a society and time that he simply doesn't understand.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #52

Oct 17, 2018

Captain Triumph's story continues in Harley Quinn #52, and this issue holds on to everything that made the previous issue a standout. The pacing is perfect, with the story sacrificing nothing in slowing down from the title's usually bonkers hijinks.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #53

Nov 7, 2018

It's truly an outstanding read, and the art is pretty great too.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #54

Nov 21, 2018

It's a lovely read, and it's even nicer to see Harley continue to evolve in a real and meaningful way.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #55

Dec 5, 2018

The book is a true treat and a must-read.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #56

Dec 19, 2018

If you follow comics at all, you're probably aware of something called Comicsgate and if you follow Harley Quinn you that the character -- and the book -- aren't one to turn away from a ridiculous fight. That's right, Harley and Comicsgate -- I mean, "Pettergate" -- collide in #56 and it's some of the most brilliant satire you'll read.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #57

Jan 9, 2019

Harley Quinn #57 is honestly this title at its finest.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #58

Feb 6, 2019

It's a fun read with real heart for a message, something that doesn't always come across in comics featuring Batman.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #59

Mar 6, 2019

I won't spoil the exact challenge Harley faces this issue, but the book stands as a beautiful reminder for readers to embrace who they really are as opposed to what others think they are. It's a powerful message, and it's beautifully done.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #60

Apr 3, 2019

This run overall is simply a delight, but this issue is a real winner you won't want to miss.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #61

May 1, 2019

While the story is a little bit tricky to follow in places -- it has quite a bit of table-setting to do -- stick with it for just the insanity of it all.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #62

Jun 5, 2019

It's a it messy with a lot of moving parts and while it does show some growth in Harley as a character in that she doesn't try to quit and is determined to save her friends without question, it's wrapped up rather quickly and too-tidily before being decorated with a little bow as part of Harley's trials.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #63

Jul 3, 2019

It's raw, it's genuine, and it hits you right in the gut. That's the story the book is hopefully getting back to. It's the story where the character shines the most. -

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #64

Aug 7, 2019

It's a belly laugh, a punch to the gut, and a genuinely perfectly done issue. Read it. Now.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #65

Sep 4, 2019

Harley Quinn #65 isn't simply the next issue in the "Trials of Harley Quinn." It isn't just another comic book. Harley Quinn #65 is a beautifully executed portrait of grief and the power"and bravery"required to face pain and loss.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #66

Oct 2, 2019

If you're looking for a ton of zany Harley Quinn action, a lot of witty quips, and just the general insanity that comes with the character you're not going to find it here. Instead, Sam Humphries delivers one of the most emotionally powerful and moving issues of the story thus far.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #67

Nov 6, 2019

Think of Harley Quinn #67 as DC's Thanksgiving Special and it's a clever, funny, goofy romp full of heart and a bit of sly commentary that is both fun and fresh.

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6.0
Harley Quinn: Harley Loves Joker #1

May 2, 2018

Harley deserves better, especially from her creator.

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2.0
Harley Quinn: Harley Loves Joker #2

May 16, 2018

I said this last issue, and I will say it again: Harley Quinn deserves far better than this.

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8.0
Hawkeye (2016) #15

Feb 7, 2018

This issue is almost like a mini-movie and it's a hoot from start to finish.

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6.0
Hawkeye (2016) #16

Mar 7, 2018

With this being the series finale, the issue does a solid job of wrapping up the story while giving lots of tantalizing opportunities that we can only hope writers will take when Kate Bishop's Hawkeye returns.

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2.0
Heroes In Crisis #3

Nov 28, 2018

Heroes in Crisis is now three issues in, and a few things have become clear: Tom King fundamentally does not understand Booster Gold as a character, and the story is going nowhere so efficiently that it's not clear what the story actually is.

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10
Hex Wives #2

Nov 28, 2018

Hex Wives #2 is infuriatingly uncomfortable from cover to cover, and that's quite possibly what makes it one of the best reads this week.

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10
Hex Wives #3

Jan 2, 2019

Even though the reader knows very clearly what they are reading and seeing, there's this incredible dissonance in how it's all presented that makes you think you're losing it (in the best way possible) too.

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10
Hex Wives #4

Jan 30, 2019

Full of genuine tension and expert characterization, Hex Wives #4 is stand-out issue with the story only getting better, richer, and more interesting as it plays out.

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10
Hex Wives #5

Feb 27, 2019

Hex Wives #5 is a top-notch issue, and it may just be the best of the series yet.

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10
Hex Wives #6

Mar 27, 2019

Full stop, this issue is full of butt-kicking girl power in a way that is fresh, intense, and worth rooting for. The cover art's homage to Bewitched is just the icing on the cake.

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6.0
I Hate Fairyland #18

Apr 4, 2018

. This issue is largely a set up for the next issue, but even if the story is lacking, the colorful art is absolutely a delight with its perfect balance between the goofy and the grotesque.

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6.0
I Hate Fairyland #19

Jun 13, 2018

Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland is bonkers even as it marches towards the end and that might be what works best about the book.

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10
I Hate Fairyland #20

Jul 4, 2018

I Hate Fairyland #20 is a great big acid colored middle finger to convention and it's brilliant.

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4.0
Inferior Five #1

Sep 18, 2019

When the end arrives, there's some hope that perhaps the miniseries is just a slow burn that will pick up in a few issues, but readers may have a weird, bumpy ride getting that far.

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4.0
Inferior Five #2

Oct 16, 2019

I know that as critics go, I'm probably in the minority on this title, but Inferior Five #2 is just as weird as its debut issue and while there is a bit more to this one in terms of story, it's starting to seem less like a slow burn.

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6.0
Inferior Five #3

Nov 6, 2019

Inferior Five has been a rather inferior book thus far, but this week's Inferior Five #3 does something a bit unexpected, reversing that quality issue by way of finally offering readers a sense of context to the story already in progress.

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6.0
James Bond 007 (2018) #1

Nov 7, 2018

Overall, the issue is a pretty average read and enjoyable if you're a James Bond fan, though the mystery the issue sets up isn't likely going to hold the attention of those without some sort of genuine interest in the character from movies.

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6.0
James Bond 007 (2018) #2

Dec 19, 2018

While the issue does have some low points, particularly in places where Bond doesn't exactly appear to be the best at his job in surpring un-Bond-like fashion, the issue is very much exactly what you'd expect from an issue bearing the famous secret agent's name.

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6.0
Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #4

Mar 7, 2018

Overall, a fun read, especially with the two, unconnected stories format. Definitely worth checking out.

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10
Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #1

Jul 4, 2018

Beneath Dark Crystal is a compelling start to a fascinating story. A worthy read.

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8.0
Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock #1

May 9, 2018

The entire issue is a done like a series of watercolor paintings, fitting given that Mokey is a painter, and is stunningly beautiful to look at. Very well done.

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10
Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #1

Feb 28, 2018

The tragic story Jareth tells Toby is moving and haunting, but has just a slight sinister edge to it -- more than enough to keep readers eager for more.

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10
Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #2

Mar 28, 2018

This book is truly a master work and if you aren't reading it you should be.

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10
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Fairies #4

Mar 21, 2018

The art has a warm feel that is fitting with this fireside tale, making the whole issue a moving delight to read.

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10
Jook Joint #1

Oct 3, 2018

Jook Joint, the latest from Tee Franklin and Alitha E. Martinez, is uncomfortable even before the story starts with the big red "trigger warning" alerting people that there are some heavy, difficult subjects ahead, but don't let that stop you.

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10
Jook Joint #2

Nov 14, 2018

Tee Franklin's writing in this issue will make you uncomfortable and keep you there even into the final panel, and it's a good thing.

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8.0
Justice League: Odyssey #1

Sep 26, 2018

While having a current working knowledge of the goings-on of the DC universe would be a plus, the story does an excellent job of setting things up in a way that its accessible for all readers and doesn't loose any of the interest in the process. There's a lot to be interested in here, too, especially with Darkseid's perhaps unexpected role in the issue.

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10
Justice League: Odyssey #2

Oct 24, 2018

Come for the art, stay for the well-cracted and interesting story that will keep you wondering what's next with the same level of depth most books take many, many more issues to reach.

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6.0
Justice League: Odyssey #3

Nov 28, 2018

Justice League Odyssey #3 is the issue of the story that starts to plunge what could otherwise be a very thin premise into real story depth. It's a solid read.

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8.0
Justice League: Odyssey #4

Jan 2, 2019

Justice League Odyssey #4 makes a couple of things pretty apparent. The first is that Darkseid is up to something, which really isn't a surprise considering its Darkseid. The second is that each of our heroes, save for maybe Jessica, is going to find themselves worshipped. But once you get past those fairly thin elements of the issue there's a lot to enjoy.

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10
Justice League: Odyssey #5

Jan 30, 2019

While it's anyone's guess how things will fully play out, Justice League Odyssey #5 is an outstanding entry, and it's one you don't want to miss.

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8.0
Justice League: Odyssey #6

Feb 27, 2019

Overall, the issue is a turning point for the series, deepening the cosmic mystery in a solid, visually spectacular way.

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10
Justice League: Odyssey #7

Mar 27, 2019

The book's a visual treat as well making it a stand out in an already excellent series.

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8.0
Justice League: Odyssey #8

Apr 10, 2019

We finally get some answers in Justice League Odyssey #8 this week, and while the issue doesn't really do much with them, what really works here is the interplay between Darkseid and the heroes.

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8.0
Justice League: Odyssey #9

May 8, 2019

Justice League Odyssey has been an enjoyable read overall even when it dips into exposition territory and, to an extent it does that this week. However, this issue it's a weird shift of sorts that may finally be starting to give Green Lantern Jessica Cruz a real purpose in the story.

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10
Killmonger (2018) #1

Dec 5, 2018

Deftly written and beautifully drawn, Killmonger #1 may be one of the best comics this year as it takes a familiar story and gives it completely new dimension. It will be interesting to see exactly where the series takes us, but one thing is for certain: you'll never see Killmonger the same way ever again.

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10
Killmonger (2018) #2

Dec 19, 2018

It's a complex, powerful, and beautiful issue.

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10
Killmonger (2018) #3

Jan 2, 2019

This issue is absolutely haunting, one that will linger in the reader's mind for quite some time.

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10
Killmonger (2018) #4

Feb 6, 2019

Through hauntingly beautiful storytelling and truly excellent art, all the hope and promise of who N'Jadaka could have been washes away with swaths of bright red blood.

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10
Killmonger (2018) #5

Mar 6, 2019

Killmonger's story is one that is a cautionary tale of the toxic nature of anger and vengeance, and despite the ominous final panel, it's difficult to not feel devastated about the road the once-promising young man went down.

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10
Lockjaw (2018) #3

Apr 25, 2018

You don't want to miss out on this one.

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10
Lockjaw (2018) #4

May 30, 2018

Overall, this issue -- and the whole run -- is one of the best things in comics right now. It's a delight you don't want to miss.

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10
Loki (2019) #1

Jul 17, 2019

With a good balance of story, action, and heart there are no tricks or lies here: Loki #1 is a brilliant, practically perfect first issue and I can't wait to see where the story goes next.

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8.0
Loki (2019) #2

Aug 14, 2019

There is only one way to say this and it's directly: Loki #2 is less light and fun than its introductory issue, but that doesn't make it any less brilliant.

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10
Loki (2019) #3

Sep 11, 2019

Loki is one of those titles that is a delightful read each issue partly because the character is just one that is fun to read, but Daniel Kibblesmith not only knocks it out of the park with how he writes Loki, but the surprising twist at the end of the issue is one that you might guess, but it's presented in such a way that it still manages to be, well, a surprise.

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10
Loki (2019) #4

Oct 9, 2019

Daniel Kibblesmith is killing it with this adventure tale for the Trickster God and the conclusion of the series' opening arc is equal parts engaging, funny, and heartfelt.

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10
Looney Tunes #242

Mar 28, 2018

The best thing about Looney Tunes is that reading each issue is truly the comic-book form of sitting down and watching classic Looney Tunes cartoons, and this issue keeps that tradition going strong.

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2.0
Mall (2019) #1

Aug 28, 2019

There's sadly not much in Mall #1 to instill any real sense of attachment to the story. It may be a book about the end of the world, but whichever world ended doesn't really feel like our own, making this mall one you may not want to visit.

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4.0
Monstress #14

Feb 21, 2018

Monstress is, usually, an epic and intricate book that is both a pleasure to read and advances the story just enough each issue that the plot doesn't drag. This week's issue, however, is the exception to that rule.

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8.0
Monstress #15

Mar 21, 2018

Sana Takeda's art continues to be the absolute highlight of this book, though, and when combined with this issue's more deftly crafted story, you have a story whose sum total truly is greater than all of the individual parts.

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10
Monstress #16

May 9, 2018

Combine Liu's impressive writing this issue with Sana Takeda's sublime art and you have the best issue of the series to date.

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6.0
Monstress #17

Jun 13, 2018

There really is only one thing I can say about Monstress (other than how Sana Takeda's art continues to take my breath away each issue) and that is that I truly wish this were a graphic novel and not individual issues.

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8.0
Monstress #18

Jul 11, 2018

Monstress #18 brings to a close the third arc of the series and while the issue is, as many are, very dense, it is worth carefully reading each and every page.

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10
Monstress #19

Jan 23, 2019

There isn't a single thing about Monstress #19 that is anything short of excellent ,and if you aren't reading the title yet, this issue is a great place to jump in -- and you should.

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10
Monstress #20

Feb 20, 2019

Stunning to look at, deftly crafted, and a joy to read, Monstress is a book you won't want to put down.

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10
Monstress #21

Mar 20, 2019

Monstress' latest issue is a jolt to the story, presenting new mysteries and new momentum that will leave you wanting much, much more to dive into by the time the issue ends.

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10
Monstress #22

May 22, 2019

Monstress continues to be on a hot streak and while last issue flipped the story on its head by introducing Maika's father into the mix, #22 continues to turn the story in new directions that appear to be on a rapidly converging path.

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10
Monstress #23

Jun 19, 2019

As usual, it's another impressive issue and a solid reminder of why the series won a handful of Eisner Awards last year.

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10
Monstress #24

Jul 31, 2019

It's never been more clear that Monstress may be a comic book, but it's also an epic story, done as deftly and masterfully as any of the great fantasy classics.

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2.0
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #28

Feb 28, 2018

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #28 is worth reading if you're already invested in the series, but otherwise, this one is definitely a pass.

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6.0
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #29

Mar 28, 2018

The art this time around is bright and fun as well, and overall it feels like the story is taking a turn for the better.

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4.0
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #30

Apr 25, 2018

It'll be interesting to see what comes next for Lunella, but if this was what they've been setting up for, this whole arc ends up being a massive disappointment that ultimately didn't even tell much of a story at all.

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2.0
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #31

Jun 6, 2018

Marvel has a long history of PSA comics, and this Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur issue joins it. Unfortunately, there is zero subtlety to it with the issue practically screaming that smoking is bad.

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8.0
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #32

Jun 27, 2018

Overall, the issue has a lot of promise, especially when you find out that the "Smartest Person in the World" might not be able to use her smarts to deal with Kingpin's plan... whatever it is.

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6.0
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #33

Jul 25, 2018

There is a lot of promise with the idea of the "Smartest Person in the World" trapped in a giant dinosaur body, but it feels a little bit wasted with the issue largely being a set up to make Moon Girl look "crazy" to those who witness her during the mind swap -- something that could be used by Princess' advantage later on -- and for Lunella to try to solve things in one of the most reckless ways possible.

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6.0
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #34

Aug 22, 2018

The plot of the overall story arc just feels like it's dragging issue to issue and in many ways #34 feels like it doesn't really have much movement. That said, the art in the issue is a treat " especially as we're seeing a whole new look for Devil Dino.

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6.0
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #35

Sep 26, 2018

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur finally finds some balance this week, which is a little late considering we're nearing the end of the arc, but better late than never.

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6.0
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #36

Oct 24, 2018

A little fun, nothing to write home about, and per the usual Lunella's personal Doombot kind of steals the show.

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8.0
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #38

Dec 5, 2018

Coming off a long run of too-smug adventures for Lunella, this latest chapter is refreshing and fun and definitely worth a read.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #27

Feb 14, 2018

This third part of the "Teenage Wasteland" story arc will keep you glued to the story, even right up to the surprise turn on the final panels.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #28

Mar 21, 2018

G. Willow Wilson is a master at layering mutliple stories in one arc, and the conclusion of "Teenage Wasteland" is no exception.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #29

Apr 18, 2018

Even though the issue is setting up a bigger story, there's no lacking in depth and meaning. Kamala's growth as a person is every bit as important as her heroics. No issue makes that more clear than this one.

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6.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #30

May 30, 2018

Ms. Marvel #30 continues to do what this book does best: tell stories that are both about being a superhero and about being an ordinary person with real-life challenges and drama. However, that strength is also a weakness this issue.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #31

Jun 27, 2018

Kamala has done a lot of growing up this year and this issue celebrates that in a truly unique, beautiful and engaging way.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #32

Jul 11, 2018

It is a mystery of the universe as to how G. Willow Wilson manages to write Ms. Marvel so consistently and so brilliantly each issue, but she does it.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #33

Aug 29, 2018

Sure, there's a villain, a bigger story, and real problems to be dealt with, but it's these deeper layers that make the issue truly great.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #34

Sep 12, 2018

One of the best things about G. Willow Wilson's work on Ms. Marvel is that for every mystery that is solved the groundwork for a new mystery or chapter is laid. It's that storytelling momentum that is on full display in Ms. Marvel #34.

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8.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #35

Oct 10, 2018

Ms. Marvel is consistently good. Each issue, G. Willow Wilson somehow manages to craft a balanced, well-thought out story that not only advances a greater plot but also delivers a character with a ton of heart and personal growth.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #36

Nov 14, 2018

Bruno's ancestor is along for the ride as well, and the whole thing is beautifully written, beautifully drawn, and comes together as one of the most lovely issues of comics this year.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #37

Jan 30, 2019

Ms. Marvel is at its best when the story is simple, direct, but deeply real, and this issue fits the bill. Kamala learns a lesson about life itself, and it's one that we can all benefit from being reminded of.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #38

Feb 13, 2019

It's a charming, delightful, truly exciting read and you certainly don't want to miss it.

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10
Old Lady Harley #1

Oct 24, 2018

Frank Tieri has somehow taken the hot mess that was the one-shot story in Harley Quinn #42 and turned it into a witty, fast-paced, brilliantly self-aware and bitingly satirical thrill ride so full of Easter eggs and truly interesting story that you won't want to put it down.

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8.0
Old Lady Harley #2

Nov 28, 2018

Here's the bottom line: Old Lady Harley #1 was not a fluke. Frank Tieri continues to craft a story that is equal parts bonkers and compelling.

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6.0
Old Lady Harley #3

Jan 2, 2019

Overall, it just feels like a lot more than is necessary even for this completely out-there title.

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6.0
Old Lady Harley #4

Jan 30, 2019

Come for Mayor Lobo, ignore the bad neon tackiness, and stay for a truly interesting step forward towards finding out what the heck is really going on with the Joker.

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8.0
Old Lady Harley #5

Feb 27, 2019

Old Lady Harley has been a wild, bonkers ride for its whole run, and that remains true for this, the miniseries' final issue.

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6.0
Olivia Twist #1

Sep 19, 2018

Overall, while Olivia Twist may not be the best comic out this week, it's certainly off to a promising start and one you certainly don't want to miss.

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6.0
Olivia Twist #2

Oct 24, 2018

We don't break any new ground in explaining how this dystopian world comes to be, which is a big bummer as it's one of the more interesting elements of the adaptation.

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8.0
Olivia Twist #3

Nov 21, 2018

There are a few little hiccups along the way, especially when it comes to the last few panels that leave readers with some questions about Livia's beloved Pip, but it's clearly a setup for the finale, making this a fitting cliffhanger, even for those who have read the source material.

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6.0
Olivia Twist #4

Jan 2, 2019

The book would have been done much more justice had it been a five-issue run instead of a four-issue run, and because everything had to be crammed into one final issue, the final race to the end simply stumbles.

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8.0
Plastic Man (2018) #6

Nov 14, 2018

Overall, it's a solid issue capping off a solid series, and one can only hope we'll see more of Eel O'Brien soon.

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6.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #2

Feb 28, 2018

There's not a lot of new ground covered, and it definitely feels like it's setting up for something more harrowing, especially considering the final panel of the issue finds Raven in serious danger.

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4.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #3

Mar 28, 2018

If things don't pick up soon, it's going to be a long journey to get to the end of this 12-issue series.

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4.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #4

Apr 25, 2018

The longer this limited series goes on the more it feels like the real mystery here isn't what is going to happen to Raven, but when is Wolfman going to start writing a story worth reading? At least the art is nice, as always.

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6.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #5

May 30, 2018

Not quite to the midpoint of the limited series, Raven Daughter of Darkness #5 suffers from the same bloated exposition that much of the rest of the series is weighed down with.

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6.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #6

Jun 27, 2018

We hit the midpoint of the 12-issue Raven: Daughter of Darkness series this week and, in many ways, it feels like we're starting a whole new book.

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4.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #7

Aug 22, 2018

After nearly every preceeding issue of Raven: Daughter of Darkness somehow being more about Trigon than Raven, #7 finally seems to give Raven a story independent of her father.

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4.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #8

Sep 26, 2018

There are too many moving parts, too many questions, and things simply move too fast to have a solid understanding for what's going on.

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2.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #9

Oct 24, 2018

The same issues that have plagued Raven Daughter of Darkness for its entire run continue in #9. It is bogged down with exposition and the continued "mystery" of whether Baron Winters is on the up and up while Raven is tangled up in uneven portrayal -- the issue is overwhelmingly lackluster and unnecessarily tedious.

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2.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #10

Nov 28, 2018

There's only two issues left in this miserable run, but at this point we're no longer limping to the finish. We're all but dragging the corpse of what could have been a good series.

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6.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #11

Jan 2, 2019

The penultimate issue of Raven Daughter of Darkness finally manages to get it right.

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2.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #12

Jan 30, 2019

In the end, Raven Daughter of Darkness is a clumsy, often dull, and mostly poorly executed story that was never quite sure what it really wanted to say.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #19

Feb 14, 2018

First dates? Awkward. A first date to talk about the weird behavior of your friend and teammate? Beyond awkward, but in Red Hood and the Outlaws #19 writer Scott Lobdell manages to make those awkward exchanges engaging and engrossing.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #20

Mar 14, 2018

Scott Lobdell's dialogue is sharp and precise while Dexter Soy's art (with color by Veronica Gandini) is pitch perfect, particularly in the issue's final panel.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #21

Apr 11, 2018

Bizarro's sad secret is finally revealed and the slow burn build up has an emotional pay off. But what makes Scott Lobdell's Red Hood and The Outlaws such a good read are the layers built into each chapter of the story and this latest one is no exception.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #22

May 9, 2018

Red Hood and the Outlaws #22 is a bit of a filler issue, but even for being a filler issue Scott Lobdell's ability to tell a layered story shines.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #23

Jun 13, 2018

Overall the issue, is well-paced, well-told, and brilliantly layered -- assuming you can read it through the tears.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #24

Jul 11, 2018

If you thought the last issue of Red Hood and the Outlaws was emotionally devastating, then this week's issue will leave you wondering if you're even reading the same series.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #25

Aug 8, 2018

There is so much packed into this issue that you won't want to miss a single panel of this incredible, expertly crafted story.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #26

Sep 12, 2018

Yes, Jason Todd is beating the crap out of and killing pretty much every bad guy in his path, but there's a focus to his actions that reminds the reader that there is a bigger story here, one very worth sticking around for.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #27

Oct 10, 2018

Red Hood: Outlaw #27 is a masterpiece of a comic. Visually beautiful and narratively engaging, it goes far beyond simply telling a story of loss, grief, and moving forward. It makes you feel it in your very bones taking on the subjects of trauma and loss in a way that his respectful, honest, and utterly unpretentious.

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2.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #28

Nov 14, 2018

With the previous issue being nearly flawless, it was unlikely this week would reach that same height, but Red Hood Outlaw #28 might as well be taking place in an alternative universe.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #29

Dec 5, 2018

Jason is growing a lot overall in this book, but this issue might be some of the most marked character development yet, and it's a joy to read.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #30

Jan 16, 2019

Overall, issue #30 continues a string a of solid reads for the title, cementing its place as one of the better books currently out there.

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6.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #31

Feb 13, 2019

The issue is ultimately a case of a lot of build up that doesn't fully deliver, which is truly unfortunate, because it was a great ride until now.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) Annual #2

Aug 29, 2018

It's definitely a solid read and maybe one of the best issues to date.

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10
Red Sonja (2017) #17

Jun 27, 2018

Overall, Red Sonja's a solid win for the series and one you should absolutely read.

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6.0
Riverdale Season 3 #1

Mar 13, 2019

Overall it's a light, fun read that doesn't require too much fluency in the television series to get immersed in the story while also offering fans stories that are just different enough from the show to make them worthwhile, but the appearance of Fred Andrews -- played by the late Luke Perry on the series -- is a bittersweet one.

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8.0
Riverdale Season 3 #2

Apr 24, 2019

Lighthearted and a joy to read, it's a solid issue -- and a great palate cleanser for the unrelenting darkness of the series.

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8.0
Riverdale Season 3 #3

May 22, 2019

Riverdale's third season ended on The CW last week with a jaw-dropping finale, but if that wasn't quite enough for you the comics have you covered. Riverdale Season 3 takes readers a bit deeper into the television drama's season and this third issue is still firmly focused on the beginning of the season.

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8.0
Riverdale Season 3 #4

Jun 26, 2019

Overall, a fun, fascinating read and another strong issue from Ostow.

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6.0
Riverdale Season 3 #5

Jul 31, 2019

There are two stories in the issue, but the issue does a bit of a disservice to readers in how they are ordered.

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8.0
Sera and the Royal Stars #1

Jul 17, 2019

Truly an intriguing and engaging first issue and you'll want to see where it goes next.

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8.0
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (2017) #8

Apr 25, 2018

The book is so well-drawn and generally well done that it doesn't matter. It's a fun romp that leaves you wanting more.

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6.0
Shuri (2018) #1

Jul 24, 2019

While #10 wraps things up in a terribly convenient bow, it does so in a way that offers a strong sense of hope, empowerment, and sets the stage for a very promising future for the character.

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6.0
Shuri (2018) #6

Mar 13, 2019

A pretty solid adventure all around. However, the issue lacks some of the humor from previous issues and the characterization of some of the other characters in the issue just feels off. The overall effect is a book that feels merely "OK" rather than "good."

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10
Shuri (2018) #7

Apr 17, 2019

Shuri #7 is a gem of a comic. The story builds on the previous issue, as one would expect, but it goes the extra mile by offering context to why Augustin made the problematic glove.

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6.0
Shuri (2018) #8

May 22, 2019

The last two issues of Shuri were delightful, particularly #7, but Vita Ayala's arc is over and Nnedi Okorafor is back on the title and, unfortunately, that means the story is back to being something of a meandering mess.

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6.0
Shuri (2018) #9

Jun 19, 2019

The result is an issue that is hard to invest in within a story that was already a challenge to follow.

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10
Snotgirl #9

Feb 7, 2018

Bryan Lee O'Malley's story has had a slower-paced start, but "Weekend Part One" rewards fans with a sharp left turn well worth reading.

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10
Snotgirl #10

Apr 4, 2018

While the last issue of Snotgirl ended with a cliffhanger, Snotgirl #10 doesn't quite give a satisfying resolution. What the issue does do and does well is continue add to the layers of story that keeps pointing to something being very off about Cool Girl.

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6.0
Snotgirl #11

Sep 5, 2018

Lottie Person is back after a five-month hiatus, unfortunately, you might need to go back and read the previous issues to find your footing with Snotgirl #11. While the issue does offer a brief recap, it picks up right where we left Lottie and her world of shallow, image-obsessed frenemies. Once you've acclimated, however, the issue seems to mark a shift in the story.

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6.0
Snotgirl #12

Dec 5, 2018

It's been three months since we last got a glimpse of Lottie Person's world, and that might be too long to be away from Snotgirl, though maybe that's a clever commentary on just how shallow her life really is.

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4.0
Snotgirl #13

Mar 27, 2019

Overall, while it's always good to check in with Lottie and her shallow, image-obsessed ways, the issue lacks depth, making it more a miss than a hit.

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6.0
Snotgirl #14

Aug 21, 2019

This issue the focus shifts a great deal to the men"a bachelor party gone wrong"but it almost feels a little too cliche, even for a book that deals with the superficiality of influencer life. Not helping things is the length of time between issues of Snotgirl"it's been almost four months since our last visit to Lottie's world. That gap makes it a little difficult to maintain the momentum of a mystery that increasingly grows more complex with every page.

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4.0
Spider-Geddon #4

Nov 21, 2018

There is a ton of potential here, but it just all gets swamped by too many Spider-folk talking and not enough doing.

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6.0
Spider-Geddon #5

Dec 19, 2018

Fast-paced, surpisingly nuanced for a book so full of insane action, Spider-Geddon #5 may not be perfect and may wrap things up in too-tidy of a bow, but it's a ton of fun that you won't want to miss.

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6.0
Spider-Man (2016) #240

May 2, 2018

It's charming, but it's also just kind of average. Bendis throws a lot of little things into the story trying to tie things up, but it still feels unfinished and a little disappointing.

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10
Spirits of Vengeance (2017) #5

Feb 7, 2018

The nail-biting conclusion to the limited series, Spirits of Vengeance #5 does a brilliant job of wrapping up the story while leaving just enough loose ends and questions that you know this won't be the last time Daimon Hellstrom, Santana, Blade, and Ghost Rider will have to try to save the universe from the forces of Heaven and Hell.

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8.0
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #1

May 2, 2018

Overall, though, solid start. New readers have enough of an entry point to invest themselves in while fans of "Mirror Broken" will no doubt be hooked for the next chapter.

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10
Suicide Squad (2016) #35

Feb 14, 2018

Even if you haven't been reading Suicide Squad, this issue is enough to pull you in and get you hooked, leaving you wondering just how bad things are going to get for the Suicide Squad and Waller and judging on the laste few panels for the issue?

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10
Suicide Squad (2016) #36

Feb 28, 2018

Suicide Squad #36 is another engrossing, fast-paced issue that really has it all. The only downside? We have to wait for the next issue to get more.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #37

Mar 14, 2018

Picking up right where issue #36 left off, Suicide Squad #37 is a decent read but doesn't really deliver the same way the previous issue is.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #38

Mar 28, 2018

Suicide Squad #38 is a little predictable, but delivers more of a punch than its previous issue.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #39

Apr 11, 2018

Suicide Squad #38 is finally starting to connect the dots it's been plotting out over the last handful of issues and while the story still has some pacing issues, this issue packs some serious punches to the gut while somehow managing to insert a little bit of sharp humor.

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10
Suicide Squad (2016) #40

Apr 25, 2018

Overall, Suicide Squad as a title has ups and downs, and is sometimes dramatically uneven, but Suicide Squad #40 is by far the series' strongest issue to date and gives readers a real reason to invest their time.

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10
Suicide Squad (2016) #41

May 9, 2018

Well paced, well written, and geuninely interesting, this issue may be the set up for a new adventure, but it's an adventure you definitely want to go on.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #42

May 23, 2018

Suicide Squad delivers another strong issue with just the right balance between Batman and Deadshot's quest, Zoe Lawson's predicament with Kobra, and Amanda Waller's counter plan.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #43

Jun 13, 2018

Batman may be one of my all-time favorite characters, but there are times when even I think that his holier-than-thou need to play everything on hard setting wears think. Suicide Squad #43 is one of those times and, unfortunately, that leads this whole issue to feel over played and unnecessary.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #44

Jul 11, 2018

Harley and Boomerang feel like afterthoughts, their presence in the story along with Captain Cold only there to provide an excuse for Amanda Waller to make an appearance in the issue. Unfortunately, it's a misstep that makes for a mediocre issue, despite the significant character growth on the part of Deadshot.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #45

Aug 8, 2018

Even for the engaging concept and interesting characters, there's just something lacking this issue and that thing is the well-developed Amanda Waller we got a few issues ago.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #46

Sep 12, 2018

Suicide Squad #46 isn't really an issue of Suicide Squad. It's really an Aquaman story and honestly? That's a very good thing as the whole Suicide Squad title, while not necessarily bad, has become something of a chore to read.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #47

Oct 10, 2018

The story is packed with both humor and heart, giving a deeper look at Captain Boomerang's life. It's frankly refreshing for a series that too frequently has far too much Harley Quinn being, well, Harley Quinn.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #48

Nov 14, 2018

Suicide Squad is at its best when Amanda is treated as the villain and while that's not exactly the case here -- someone is clearly behind her sudden misfortune -- it's just enough to remind readers that there is still humanity in the members of Task Force X, probably more than Amanda Waller ever had.

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4.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #49

Dec 12, 2018

With Suicide Squad #49 being the penultimate issue of this incarnation of team, writer Rob Williams starts setting up for a big finale, but 49 issues into a 50-issue run, the reveal of the villains and the setup for the end evokes largely the same feeling the majority of the run has: disappointment.

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4.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #50

Jan 16, 2019

Suicide Squad #50 is a pretty entertaining issue. There's a lot of action, a lot of emotional moments for various characters -- especially Flagg. There's even some great team work between all of the Squad members that is truly a delight to see. Unfortunately, as is a common theme with Suicide Squad titles, everything feels superficial.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) Annual #1

Aug 22, 2018

Overall, Suicide Squad Annual #1 delivers a solid story with well-done, fitting art and is absolutely worth the read -- as well as the questions it will leave you with as to just who the bad guys are and what real monsters look like.

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6.0
Supergirl (2016) #18

Feb 14, 2018

It's not the most earth-shattering conclusion to "Plain Sight", but one just intriguing enough to make readers wonder what's next for the Girl of Steel.

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10
Supergirl (2016) #19

Mar 14, 2018

With Supergirl coming to an end next month, this issue very much felt like a personal, carefully crafted story that Steve Orlando and Vita Ayala wanted to write while they still had the chance and readers willing to take the time with a slower paced issue will be so very glad they did.

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2.0
Supergirl (2016) #20

Apr 11, 2018

Supergirl #20 is the end of the run for the title, and given that it is a finale issue, one would expect the story to be about the Girl of Steel herself. However, that is far from the case.

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2.0
Supergirl (2016) #21

Aug 8, 2018

Supergirl is back, but maybe she shouldn't be. Last we saw her, she had worked to redeem herself in the eyes of the public and made the choice "to inspire and be inspired" and to build a brighter future. Unfortunately, Supergirl #21 seems to have forgotten all of that.

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4.0
Supergirl (2016) #22

Sep 12, 2018

There are a lot of people who will enjoy this issue as there are a lot of people who are enjoying the Rogol Zaar story, but overall it still feels like yet another angry reimagining of angry Supergirl who has learned nothing from her various adventures to now.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #23

Oct 10, 2018

Overall Supergirl #23 finally sets things on the right path with both a story and a character worth investing in.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #24

Nov 14, 2018

Kara's quest to find out what really happened to Krypton and Rogol Zaar's involvement continues in Supergirl #24 and while earlier issues have struggled with how Supergirl is portrayed, this week's issue hits it just right.

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6.0
Supergirl (2016) #25

Dec 12, 2018

Overall, it's that Jurgens story that elevates the whole book as the primary story is really a lot of nothing.

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6.0
Supergirl (2016) #26

Jan 16, 2019

Supergirl #26 takes a sharp left turn from where the story's appeared to be going the past several issues, and while it's not without interest, it suffers under the combined weight of feeling a lot like Brainiac and his bottle cities and the overdone trope of evil clone plans.

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6.0
Supergirl (2016) #27

Feb 13, 2019

The fight with Splyce is pretty cool too, but Supergirl #27 just feels a little lackluster, even as Supergirl sets up to face off with Hokum's latest creations.

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6.0
Supergirl (2016) #28

Mar 13, 2019

It feels an awful lot like what we've seen from most of the previous issues: Kara gets information, Kara has to fight some impossible fight, Kara comes out on top, but is a little sadder for it because of what she learns. It makes for a fairly average, almost-boring issue.

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6.0
Supergirl (2016) #29

Apr 10, 2019

Supergirl #29 finally gives Kara and readers the answers they've been seeking, but other than the identity of a few major players, it's an answer we already kind of had.

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6.0
Supergirl (2016) #30

May 8, 2019

If you like issues that are pretty much just one long fight scene, Supergirl #30 is for you, but if you're looking for something with a little more substance you're not going to find it here.

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10
Supergirl (2016) #31

Jun 12, 2019

Well-paced and well-constructed, Supergirl #31 is a great read and a great reminder of the power of the House of El.

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10
Supergirl (2016) #32

Jul 10, 2019

Kara finally goes to make her last stand against those who destroyed Krypton"Rogol Zaar and Gandelo"but, like much of this Supergirl story, it doesn't go as planned. That might actually be what makes this issue and the bulk of this run a genuinely worthwhile story.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #33

Sep 4, 2019

It's a lovely end to the arc and while it may not be the most exciting issue, it's beautifully done.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #34

Sep 18, 2019

Supergirl finally gets in on the "Leviathan" story this week and it makes for an excellent change of pace from the previous Rogol Zaar storyline.

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4.0
Supergirl (2016) #35

Oct 9, 2019

Overall, it's not a "bad" issue, just one that feels like wasted opportunity to tighten up the story.

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10
Superman (2018): Leviathan Rising Special #1

May 29, 2019

Even if you haven't been carefully following along with Superman or even Supergirl and other titles up to this point, Superman: Leviathan Rising #1 is an excellent way to get set for the DC event of the summer"and if "Event Leviathan" is even a fraction as enjoyable of a read as this book, we are in for a serious treat.

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10
The Adams Family (2019): The Bodies Issue #1

Nov 6, 2019

Charming, well-written, and quite clever, it's a fantastic story enjoyable from cover to cover and a solid reminder why the Addams Family can be so charming.

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8.0
The Batman Who Laughs (2018): The Grim Knight #1

Mar 13, 2019

Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV do an excellent job telling an engaging origin story, but the Grim Knight doesn't feel like a far departure from the Batman we've seen in Tom King's run.

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10
The Crow: Memento Mori #1

Mar 28, 2018

The Crow: Memento Mori is a rare thing. Not only is it absolutely stunning visually -- Werther Dell'Edera's art and Giovanna Niro's colors are gorgeous and perfect for the feel of the issue -- but the story is striking while also bringing something new to the table.

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10
The Crow: Memento Mori #2

Apr 18, 2018

Absolutely stunningly done. There's no other words for it.

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8.0
The Jetsons (2017) #5

Mar 7, 2018

If you're not accustomed to the Jetson family's comic book adventures -- which are quite a departure from the classic cartoon -- the whole run of The Jetsons may be a little jarring. However, if you can get past that and the somewhat distracting and haphazard art, The Jetsons #5 is very much worth reading.

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6.0
The Jetsons (2017) #6

Apr 4, 2018

A solid end to the story, Jetsons #6 wraps up all of the narrative threads over the course of the limited series, but even though the book ends on an optimistic note, the final chapter of the possible end of the world seems a little bloated and overly complicated without any real need or solid explanation of what's happening.

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10
The Power of the Dark Crystal #12

Mar 14, 2018

Every word of the story and ever image of art deliver with deftness and grace the maximum amount of emotion and power, making for a truly powerful tale with a powerful message: the sum of the parts is always greater than the individual when we come together.

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10
The Wicked + The Divine #43

Apr 24, 2019

The issue is equal parts action, poignant story, and stunning reveal with a huge punch. Gillen and McKelvie continue to stun with this tight, precise story but this issue is truly a standout and easily one of the best comics out there.

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10
Titans: Burning Rage #1

Aug 14, 2019

While the story in Titans: Burning Rage #1 may not be new"they were originally published in Titans Giant #1 and #2"veteran comics fans and those new to comics won't want to miss this one.

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10
Titans: Burning Rage #2

Sep 18, 2019

There's a little bit of something for everyone in the issue, the end result being a story that is fun and accessible for all fans and a joy to read.

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8.0
Titans: Burning Rage #3

Oct 16, 2019

Titans: Burning Rage #3 is, like the previous two issues, one of the most fun comics you can get this week.

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6.0
Trinity (2016) #18

Feb 21, 2018

It feels like the real payoff is coming in the next issue, though Trinity #18 is worth your time if for nothing else than Batman riding a unicorn.

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2.0
Trinity (2016) #19

Mar 14, 2018

For all of the battle and intrigue leading up to the conclusion of the "No Home For You Here" arc, Trinity #19 is a boring, long-winded, disappointment leading up to the least surprising reveal you could imagine.

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2.0
Trinity (2016) #20

Mar 28, 2018

There is no kind way to say this: Trinity #20 is another disappointing, boring, poorly written issue of a once-promising title.

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2.0
Trinity (2016) #21

Apr 11, 2018

Forced setup, superfluous fighting, the heroes seeming to be a little slow to figure things out -- it's starting to feel like the end of Trinity might already be here.

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2.0
Trinity (2016) #22

Apr 25, 2018

A boring villain with a boring and ridiculous motivation combined with a too-easy conclusion is uninspired and a sad ending to what should have been a stellar book.

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6.0
Vindication #1

Feb 6, 2019

Vindication #1 is a deeply uncomfortable comic, and it should be.

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8.0
Vindication #2

Mar 6, 2019

It's a fascinating read that feels less like fiction and more like reality in a truly terrifying way, and even as things get worse for Turn, the story just gets better and better.

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8.0
Vindication #3

Apr 3, 2019

Raw, intriguing, and also somewhat hopeful, Vindication #3 takes the story to the next level even as it causes you to question everything you think you already know.

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10
Wayward #26

Jun 20, 2018

With an intriguing story, haunting realism, and a dose of optimism Wayward #26 might be the most perfect comic book you read this week.

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10
Wayward #27

Jul 25, 2018

The issue is a genuinely uncomfortable read -- which is exactly how it should be.

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8.0
Wayward #28

Aug 29, 2018

Even though the issue doesn't quite explain what's going on with Shirai just yet " he was murdered but is somehow still alive, after all " it's still a spectacular read.

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10
Wayward #29

Sep 26, 2018

With a perfect balance of action and actual suspense, Wayward #29 is an immersive thrill ride that almost makes you forget the stop is right around the corner.

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10
Wayward #30

Oct 31, 2018

The issue isn't perfect " there are pieces of story and character that some readers may wish had gotten a bit more time " but overall it is an elegant, beautiful finale that will give fans a lot to love, both in the first reading and in what is sure to be many re-readings to come.

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8.0
Weapon X (2017) #14

Feb 14, 2018

Weapon X #14 is a perfect close to the "Nuke-Clear War" arc, one that you don't' want to miss.

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2.0
Weapon X (2017) #15

Mar 14, 2018

All in all, it's a pretty boring issue, but what takes the issue from being passable to being borderline intolerable is the messy look of Roland Boschi's art. Boschi is a talented artist, but it just doesn't work this issue, which is particularly a letdown considering last issue was truly fantastic.

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4.0
Weapon X (2017) #16

Apr 18, 2018

Largely a repeat of the previous issue, Weapon X #16 continues the fight between Old Man Logan and Sabretooth.

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6.0
Weapon X (2017) #17

May 2, 2018

For the first time in awhile there's a reason to wonder what happens next, and that's enough to consider this issue a success.

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6.0
Weapon X (2017) #18

May 23, 2018

Weapon X is fairly middle of the road this week.

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6.0
Weapon X (2017) #19

Jun 6, 2018

While Weapon X #19 doesn't quite deliver on the set up from last issue, it does lead to a satisfying status quo change of sorts for the team and that alone is worth reading for.

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4.0
Weapon X (2017) #20

Jul 4, 2018

For as much fun as the issue is story-wise Ricardo Lopez Ortiz's art is so chaotic and messy in places that it's distracting.

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6.0
Weapon X (2017) #21

Aug 1, 2018

It's a great surprise twist at the end of the issue that finally gives the whole arc a solid payoff. Unfortunately, the art in this issue is messy, distracting, and odd -- seriously though, ask yourself what is wrong with everyone's faces this issue.

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6.0
Weapon X (2017) #22

Aug 15, 2018

The evolution of Victor Creed continues in Weapon X #22 and even with the team turning from heroics to, essentially, mutants for hire, he just can't seem to escape doing good. That character development is what makes this issue worth reading even if it's starting to become repetitive that each issue we're reminded that Sabretooth has turned a new leaf.

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6.0
Weapon X (2017) #23

Sep 5, 2018

Weapon X #23 is a mess and that's honestly what makes it awesome.

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8.0
Weapon X (2017) #24

Oct 3, 2018

It's one of those issues that gives the reader hope that maybe, just maybe, this title is finally starting to find real footing, and it's definitely worth a read.

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6.0
Weapon X (2017) #25

Nov 7, 2018

If you can get past the uneven art and the overcrowded cast, though, there's some not-so-subtle commentary about political campaigns that's a nice touch in an overall barely average issue.

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6.0
Weapon X (2017) #26

Nov 21, 2018

Weapon X goes to hell this week, and while the issue isn't hellish to read, the entire theme of Sabretooth's redemption and the question of whether he can truly overcome his past and his nature is starting to get a little thin.

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10
Weapon X (2017) #27

Dec 12, 2018

There is a lot to like about Weapon X #27. While the book has been uneven more times than not, #27 begins to bring Sabretooth's story of redemption full circle, and there is something beautiful in how that plays out.

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10
Wonder Woman/Conan #6

Feb 21, 2018

A deeply satisfying end to a shockingly satisfying run.

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10
X-23 (2018) #1

Jul 11, 2018

This book is about as perfect as it gets so do yourself a favor and read it.

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10
X-23 (2018) #2

Jul 25, 2018

X-23 #2 is another strong issue, and Mariko Tamaki is knocking Laura out of the park with spot-on characterization perfectly balanced with Gabby's softer, pitch perfect annoying little sister vibe.

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10
X-23 (2018) #3

Aug 29, 2018

Make no mistake: this is a top-notch book and I can't wait for more.

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8.0
X-23 (2018) #4

Sep 12, 2018

First things first: the story being told in X-23 overall is a fascinating one. Not only is Laura trying to protect her sister Gabby, but she's on a journey of self-discovery as well and for the first three issues of the title it's a journey that's been a thought-provoking, enjoyable read.

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6.0
X-23 (2018) #5

Oct 10, 2018

Laura's conflict with the Stepford Cuckoos comes to an end in X-23 #5, and for all of the energy and excitement the story started with, the ultimate resolution is remarkably quick, tidy, and average.

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10
X-23 (2018) #6

Nov 7, 2018

After a somewhat serious and heavy previous arc, X-23 #6 gives readers something they don't often get in titles involving Laura: fun.

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8.0
X-23 (2018) #7

Dec 12, 2018

The art in X-23 #7 could be better. The story? It takes a little bit of time to pick up speed. But what this issue does well is illustrate the difference between Laura's struggle to embrace humanity while contrasting that with Gabby who is struck a perfect balance with her clone identity and her human heart.

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8.0
X-23 (2018) #8

Jan 9, 2019

X-23 #8 picks up right where it left off last issue and it's a solid leap into the larger mystery of the arc.

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10
X-23 (2018) #9

Feb 6, 2019

From hilariously perfect Golden Girls references to the genuine, pure eagerness Gabby has to accept this newcomer as family, the issue is a shining example of the differences and similarities between the sisters, making for a fun and exciting romp with real stakes and excitement to boot.

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10
X-23 (2018) #10

Mar 13, 2019

With every issue of X-23, more of Laura's humanity is revealed by those around her, and that's true for X-23 #10.

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10
X-23 (2018) #11

Apr 10, 2019

X-23 #11 takes the well-worn Laura and gives her a whole new life and dimension and, in the process, delivers one of the best X-Men stories out there.

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10
X-23 (2018) #12

May 29, 2019

It's an incredible story not to be missed.

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6.0
X-Men: Gold (2017) #27

May 2, 2018

The real issue with X-Men Gold #27 is the lackluster art. Geraldo Borges' work this issue is inconsistent and messy, making the whole issue a little bit of a chore to read.

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10
Ziggy Pig - Silly Seal Comics #1

Mar 6, 2019

You may not be clear on what's going on, but the references and madness from cover to cover is worth it. Also? There's a bonus appearance by Method Man.

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