pharoahmiles's Comic Reviews

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9.4Avg. Review Rating

7.5
A Million Ways to Die Hard #1

Dec 16, 2018

Overall, the graphic novel is a serviceable story which continues the series. It's one which could be a little longer and could use stronger story development. The story by Tieri is action packed and funny but at times tries too hard to be both. The art by Texeira and Adrian Crossa is rich and elegant. Altogether, it's a story very much in the spirit of the original but ultimately falls short of what it could have been.

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9.6
Abbott #1

Nov 3, 2018

Overall, it's a sobering and fresh take on the supernatural genre, that mixes horror, crime noir, period drama, and thriller into a pulse pounding story. The story by Saladin Ahmed is suspenseful, imaginative, and enigmatic. The at by Sami Kivela, Jason Wordie and Taj Tenfold feels like it jumped out of a 1970s comic but with a new school sensibility. Altogether, a book that proves Saladin Ahmed should write more comic books as he's a voice that is more than needed now.

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9.0
Accelerators #1

Feb 18, 2018

Overall, a unique and scary version of how time travel can affect lives in the worst ways. The story by RFI Porto is exhilarating and puts a new spin on the genre. The art by Gavin P. Smith is gorgeous. Overall, a great book which put the genre on its head and leads it in a great new direction.

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9.0
Accelerators #2

Feb 25, 2018

Overall, a nice exposition issue, which gives the reader more background into an already fast paced story which does not let up. The story by RFI Porto only gets better, as this tory goes places you dont expect it to. The art by Gavin P Smith is engaging and vibrant. Altogether, a second issue that fulfills the promise of this very entertaining story.

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9.0
Accelerators #3

Mar 12, 2018

Overall, an engaging third issue, in a comic book that already has shifted the paradigm in how to tell a story about time travel. The story by RFI Porto is unconventional, smart and kinetic. The art by Gavin P. Smith is vivid and lush. Altogether, an enjoyable issue that will have readers reeling to see what happens next.

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9.2
Accelerators #4

Mar 25, 2018

Overall, an excellent installment that continues to push the boundaries of the time travel narrative. The story by RFI Porto is complex and engaging. The art by Gavin P Smith is captivating and vivid. Altogether, a great story that only gets better with this issue.

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9.0
Accelerators #5

Apr 21, 2018

Overall, an exhilarating science fiction story which not only challenges science fiction tropes but shows that you dont have to sacrifice story for action. The story by RFI Porto feels like a whirlwind of good storytelling and every action movie. The art by the creative team continues to shine. Altogether, this issue will make you a fan of this book and this creative team.

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9.0
Accelerators #6

May 19, 2018

Overall, a pulse pounding issue that is wall to wall action. The story by PRFI Porto is fun, fast paced and gives the readers more thane enough Easter eggs to know what is coming. The art by Gavin P Smith is striking and vivid. Altogether, an issue that gives wish fulfillment to anyone who has been giving this book love thus far.

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9.0
Accelerators #7

Jun 2, 2018

Overall, a fascinating introduction to a whole new adventure for our protagonists, one which looks to upend the canon. The story by RFI Porto is funny, clever, and exhilarating. The art by Gavin P Smith is stunning. Altogether, a grand reintroduction to this world which will make readers new and old see why this story is compelling.

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9.0
Accelerators #8

Jun 30, 2018

Overall, another enthralling issue in this ongoing saga that leaves no doubt what heroics looks like. The story by RFI Porto is sprinkled with intelligent dialogue, well done character development, and intense action scenes. The art by Gavin P. Smith is stunning. Altogether, a book that not only rebooted the time travel genre, it has made it better.

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10
Aether & Empire #2

Sep 16, 2017

Overall, this issue mixes political intrigue with murder mystery in a story arc that is starting to remind of movies like Leviathan and The Thing. The story by Horan, is rife with suspense and makes the 19th century sound interesting. The art by Dazo, is beautiful. Altogether, an excellent issue, which only proves this creative tea is rewriting how an action adventure should play out.

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10
Aether & Empire #3

Sep 23, 2017

Overall, this issue gets the feelings of deployments right, and the extraterrestrial element just adds to the premise The story by Mike Horan so far feels like sea tale but in outer space. The art byBong Ty Dazo is stunning. Altogether, an excellent issue, which elevates where the story is going.

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9.6
Aether & Empire #4

Oct 8, 2017

Overall, an interesting issue that gives this story quite an interesting twist, one that I have not seen in other steampunk fantasy stories. The story by Mike Horan blends genres in the most fascinating way. The art by Bong Ty Dazo elevates the story to new heights. Altogether, a great story that only gets better with this issue.

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10
Aether & Empire #6

Oct 29, 2017

Overall, an excellent ending to this first volume of this epic series. The story by Mike Horan is pulse pounding, cerebral and intense. The art byBongTy Dazo and Tim Yates is gorgeous. Altogether, an excellent swashbuckling space opera that which stands as a prime example of how to do steampunk high adventure.

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10
Aether & Empire #6

Oct 22, 2017

Overall, the story gets better and better with every issue, as this issue makes it more than your typical science fiction fare. The story by Mike Horan is exhilarating and fascinating. The art by Bong Ty Dazo and Tim Yates is gorgeous. Altogether, a haunting space opera that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

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9.0
Alabaster: The Good, The Bad, and The Bird #1

Nov 22, 2015

Overall, an interesting story, as the reader is definitely dropped into the aftermath of Grimmer Tales, which maybe a little raucous for the novice reader, who as not picked up the series until now, but definitely the reader is quickly caught up. The story by Caitlin Kiernan is engrossing and disturbing at the same time, reminding me so much of the Killing Joke. The art by Daniel Warren Johnson is abstract and iridescent, taking full advantage of the broad strokes that separates the twofold narratives that are in play. Altogether, an interesting story that although is spooky, will make the reader yearning to come back to see how this one unfolds.

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9.0
Aliens/Vampirella #1

Sep 4, 2015

This first issue is a nice start to what seems like what would be a very interesting miniseries. The story by Corinna Bechko, is off to a great start, melding the two worlds into one, and what looks almost like the Batman Vs Aliens series, in the best ways. The art by Javier Garcia-Miranda, pops off the pages and feels as though it was meant to be animated. Overall, a solid first issue in what promises to be what everyone loves about alternate history in the tradition of Marvel's What If?!.

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9.6
All We Ever Wanted #1

Oct 27, 2018

Overall, the anthology is an excellent collection of stories that shows that the future can be bright and we all should wear shades. The story are as diverse and extraordinary as each contributor showing off a wide range of voices and visions. The art by each creator is magnetic, alluring, and vivid. Altogether, the world needs more visions of utopias and this book more than proves it.

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10
Allen: Son of Hellcock #1

Nov 5, 2017

Overall, an indelible feel good book, which is very tongue in cheek, plays as what if the characters in Robert Howards books of Conan, lived in the same setting of Rodney Dangerfields Back To School. The story by Tracy and Kolpowitz, will have laughing at every page. The art by Porto, is both irreverent and gorgeous. Altogether, even if you dont love sword and sorcery books, let this book be the bright spot in your day, as everyone loves a good laugh and this book delivers in spades.

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8.8
American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #1

Apr 17, 2019

Overall, a story that is both eccentric and compelling. It'll both satisfy new and old fans. The story by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell is charming and intelligent. The art by the creative team is serviceable. Altogether, a story that dips the reader right into the world which is both familiar and mysterious.

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9.0
Apollo IX (One-Shot) #1

Aug 15, 2015

This collaboration, is more than equal to the one shots, which have been released up to this point, and in fact, excels in certain aspects. The story by Ashley Victoria Robinson is much a character study as it is fable on trust. The art by Fernando Argosino and Chris Northrop lives up to the stylized renderings that Top Cow, is more than famous for. Overall, a great one shot, that for fans of Aphrodite IX, will be more than satisfied.

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10
Archie (2015) #1

Jul 11, 2015

Waid has portrayed Archie in the most realistic view as possible, as he a teenager with normal adolescent problems and feelings. This is probably the most attractive part of this book, as I cannot remember his story being as effectual as what Waid has put in these pages. Staples definitely has done a great job here, as I am so used to her work on Saga,that I feel like I am cheating on Saga with her on this book but you can tell for her, it is a love for these characters that ring true in her illustrations. Overall, a solid reboot, and one to pick up next time you are at your local comic shop.

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10
Back to the Future #1

Oct 21, 2015

Altogether, this serves as an excellent expansion to the mythology surrounding the movies and definitely serves as closure for diehard fans like myself. Bob Gale, Erik Burnham and John Barber, sidesteps the pitfalls that would mar movie tie-ins and capture the essence of the movies, as it does not hurt that Bob Gale was the original screenwriter for all three movies. The art by Dan Schoening and Brent Schoonover capture this timeless phenomenon in all the perfect colors as they richly capture every detail in the right amount of light. Overall, this a comic full of possibilities, and in reading it, I can hear Doc Brown say where we are going, we dont need no roads!!

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9.0
Bad Luck Chuck #1

Mar 27, 2019

Overall, the debut issue introduces us to an intriguing protagonist and world that would remind some of Jessica Jones, but has her own niche. The story by Lela Gwenn is moving, interesting, and action packed. The art by the creative team is amazing. Altogether, an enjoyable debut that will draw in readers from the first page.

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10
Barbarella #1

May 14, 2017

Overall, a fun trip down the nostalgia hole that is B-movie fun. The stories by Jean-Claude Forrest, are just as exciting and amusing, as one could have imagined. The art by Forrest has that crude 70s style that most artists of the time copied, but his characters and backgrounds still jump off the page. Altogether, in a time where political correctness was not as fervently checked, this book is a time capsule when your imagination was the only ticket you need to explore these worlds.

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9.6
Bastard's Waltz #1

Jun 3, 2018

Overall, a compelling action-packed barn burner that will forever change how you look at odd couple stories. The story by Mark Bertolini is layered, compelling and exhilarating. The art by Giovanni Guida is engaging. Altogether, a story you will not soon forget and will have you flipping through it again to see what you may have missed reading the first time.

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9.0
Battle Scars #1

May 4, 2019

Overall, an interesting origin story to a beloved characterwrapped in a mystery leading to pulse pounding thriller. The story by thecreative team is action packed and intense. The art by Eaton is beautiful.Altogether, an excellent story which is definitely more than meets the eye.

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8.0
Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #1

Dec 3, 2015

Overall, an excellent comic, which shows much promise, as it not only has the flavors of the two above mentioned books, but also tethers a thick string to Turok, the Dinosaur Hunter. The story by Josh Henaman,, is a godsend in many ways, as he has found a way to revive fantasy in a fun way. The art by Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain definitely shows promise, with their excellent character designs. Altogether, an interesting first issue, which will have readers coming back for more.

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9.8
Bitter Root #1

Nov 4, 2018

Overall, the first issue is an excellent debut that unfolds like Dirty Dozen meets the Italian Job where one badass family is about to save the world. The story by David F. Walker and Chuck Brown is action packed, epic, smart, funny and challenges just about every supernatural trope. The art bySanford Greene is stunning and luminous. Altogether, one of the best books to come from Image in a while, one that already has changed the game.

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10
Black Comix Returns #1

Mar 17, 2018

Overall, an excellent resource to find the independent black voices that comprise what is not only considered "black comics" but what is art of the ever-changing comics landscape.

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10
Black History In Its Own Words #1

Apr 7, 2018

Overall, an excellent resource of Black History. One that each of its subjects eloquently expresses in the discussion of being Black in the world. The quotes and research that Wimberly pulls from are each brilliant and carefully selected for this work. The art by Wimberly is striking, vivacious, and visceral. Altogether, an essential book that deserves to be on everyones bookshelf, regardless of the month.

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9.0
Blood Feud #1

Sep 7, 2015

This book is filled with twists at every corner, and some you even see coming yet a strong series that can easily be a TV show. The story by Cullen Bunn is departures from everything we have seem from him before, which is at times off-putting but shows his skills as writer who can tell superb stories no matter the genre. The art by Drew Moss and Nick Filardi is exceptional from their character designs to the intricate settings. Overall, a great entry into the genre, which looks to ramp up the action in future issues.

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10
Bloodthirsty #1

Oct 2, 2015

Altogether, this tale already reminds me so much of In the Garden of Good and Evil, but has a flavor all its own. The story by Mark Landry, unfolds at a steady pace but one that I already feel will more than satisfy the reader. The art by Ashley Witter is really the star here, as it feels so visceral and definitely will have me looking for more of her work. Overall, an excellent beginning to a promising story, supported by extraordinary illustrations, makes for a killer debut.

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9.8
Blossoms 666 #1

Apr 21, 2019

Overall, an excellent beginning to an alternate take on an already established world. The story by Cullen Bunn is captivating and smart. The art by Laura Braga is beautiful. Altogether, another stalwart book added to the stellar pantheon of horror comics that Archie Comics has set a new standard to.

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8.5
Bob's Burgers (2015) #1

Jun 29, 2015

The writing and the art is consistently good, and create in the essence of the show. Overall, a definite buy.

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8.0
Book Of Death #1

Jul 19, 2015

This is a great introduction into this world, even though one knows from jump, not to be too invested, as each of them will die soon after. Robert Vendittis writing has enough levity and tension, for the reader to be absorbed enough to come back for his end game to all of this. Doug Braithwaites art is pretty standard as compared to his previous works, but serves its purpose for this book. Overall, an interesting concept, that although has been done multiple times throughout comics, is still fascinating enough to see it done again in this universe.

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9.4
Box of Bones #1

Jul 7, 2018

The story by Jama-Everett is smart, captivating, and unnerving. The art by Jennings is alluring.It is both scary and intriguing.The comic is a frighteningly penetrating story that gets the reader at their core leaving you in pieces.

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10
Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises #1

Apr 8, 2016

Altogether, a strong issue, that reminds me of a cross between the Boondocks episode where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came back from the dead and Encino Man.

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9.8
Calamity Kate #1

Mar 16, 2019

Overall, this debut is a funny and exciting new comic which should get everyone to fall in love with these characters and this world. The story by Magdalene Visaggio is amusing and pulse pounding. The art by Corin Howell and Valentina Pinto is gorgeous. Altogether, a great story that imbues fun alongside well developed storytelling.

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10
Charmed (2017) #1

Mar 12, 2017

This was fun escaping back into this world, as I got to relive all this magical world, and dip back into the Halliwell Manson. The story by Erica Schultz has all the heart, fun, and mystery that the show had. The art by Maria Sanapo is both realistic and entrancing. Overall, a great first issue and an excellent value addition to the canon.

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10
Cognition #0

Apr 28, 2018

Overall, each story is as creepy with a tinge of X-Files mashed up with Penny Dreadful. The story by Reynolds is eerie, suspense driven, and compelling. The art by Bentley is breathtaking and vibrant. Altogether, a grand series that pulls readers in with every page with its quick wit and well-developed characters.

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9.8
Cognition #1

May 12, 2018

Overall, an excellent first issue which gets us major insight into our dynamic duo. The story by Ken Reynoldsis dark, scary, and entertaining. The art by Sam Bentley is gorgeous, chilly, and realistic. Altogether, another outstanding issue in a story that feels like a spooky Sherlock Holmes.

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9.7
Cognition #2

May 20, 2018

Overall, an action-packed issue starring Cal and Sigma, one that shows our heroes in one of their toughest challenges. The story by Ken Reynolds is fascinating and shows that Reynolds writes dark humor as better than most. The art by Sam Bentley is astonishing and luminous. Altogether, this issue proves that this book can be just as light, though the subject matter may be dark.

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9.7
Cognition #3

Jun 16, 2018

Overall, an uneasy dive into the wickedest beings on earth, as Cal and Sigma find more than their match, someone who can anticipate their every move. The story by Ken Reynolds is scary, well written and seething under an unnerving atmosphere. The art by Sam Bentley is intense and luminous in black and white. Altogether, a great issue that proves Reynolds and Bentley are masters of storytelling.

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9.0
Dark Corridor #1

Aug 7, 2015

Tommaso, at the end of the book, goes through creative processes for both stories, which provides more clarity for the reader. Both story arcs, provides some of the elements of crime noir throughout, the first one more than the second one. The art by Tommaso, reminds of the work done on Tin Tin, which actually a different aesthetic the genre. Overall, it is what crime noir readers have been missing since Sin City, and actually excels whatever preconceived notions one would have.

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9.0
Death Head #1

Jul 13, 2015

Definitely, the Kellers are lovers of this genre and know what works and what does not work, as far as storytelling, and they use the devices that do work in the most effective ways. The art by Joanna Estep is an extraordinary complement to the Kellers script. The cohesion between the Kellers and Estep, make this project work, where others would fail. Overall, a solid horror comic, that definitely deserves a big screen adaptation.

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10
Death Sentence: London #1

Jun 10, 2015

Overall this first issue was a blast and will definitely have you hooked. It is a comic that may throw one off, by its plot, but it does something very rare, it exceeds the premise and brings the concept to new heights. It introduces you to new characters, and one definitely does not need to read the original arc to enjoy this, even though one would like to now. Definitely worth requesting it for your pullbox.

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9.4
Decelerate Blue #1

May 27, 2018

Overall, an excellent graphic novel that is a mirror portrait of societys obsession with technology and order. The story by Rapp is bleak, engaging,and commanding. The art by Cavallaro is luminous and vivacious. Altogether, a story that will have readers assessing their own obsession with staying connected.

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10
Dejah Thoris #1

Jan 30, 2016

Overall, an excellent story, that not only entertains but also challenges gender stereotypes in the most entertaining way. The story by Frank Barbiere, is grand conspiracy thriller that much reminds me of Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country.The art by Francesco Manna, is grand ad alluring, definitely a talent I have missed on their way up. Altogether, not only a strong first issue, but what looks to be an excellent series.

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9.6
Denver Moon #1

Sep 16, 2018

Denver Moon #1 is one of the better science fiction comic books I have read in a while. It masterfully blends crime noir with science fiction. The story by Hammond and Viola is tempered, smart, and well developed. The art by Lovett, Bendert, and Von Scoyk is gorgeous. Altogether, if you like your science fiction with some mystery, this book is perfect choice.

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9.4
Denver Moon #2

Sep 22, 2018

Overall, this issue serves as the turning point for the series and it more than serves the story. The story by Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola, is action packed and intelligent. The art by Aaron Lovett, Brandon Bendert, and Matt Von Scoyk is vivid and elegant. Altogether, it's another excellent installment in the sci-fi crime noir series which looks to keep readers glued to their seats to the very end.

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9.8
Denver Moon #3

Oct 7, 2018

Overall, it's an excellent story that ends with a twist that speaks where we are in the world and how even the most progressive minds can be wrong. The story by Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola subverts tropes and shows the human condition in all its naked glory. The art by the creative team is compelling and vivid. Altogether, it's beautiful and action-packed, blends genres, a tells a smart story. It does it all behind some gorgeous vistas.

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9.0
Dial H For Hero (2019) #1

Mar 27, 2019

Overall, a fun comic book which will pull in readers as it remembers why we love superhero comics in the first place. The story by Sam Humphries is hilarious, keen, and very relevant. The at by Joe Quinones is realistic and magnificent. Altogether, an outstanding debut issue that brings loads of fun to comic books.

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10
Diskordia #1

Apr 30, 2017

Overall, an entertaining and unexpectedly story that takes the reader on a strange ride. The story by Rivenis is complex, relevant, and more than challenges the readers perceptions. The art by Rivenis is simply beautiful as his exposition within sequential art pushes the boundaries. Altogether, a trip worth taking that the reader would enjoy more than they would ever expect.

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10
Diskordia #2

May 7, 2017

Overall, an unexpected turn in tone and in the story as what the reader uncovers in this installment will make you wonder what twist is coming next. The story by Rivenis is very much multifaceted and intriguing. The art by Rivenis, continues to show his range and the limitlessness of his imagination. Altogether, a great second issue that will keep the reader guessing.

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10
Diskordia #3

May 14, 2017

Overall, the calm before the storm, which is a great setup for the next issue, and leaves the reader wondering where he is going next. The story by Rivenis is entertaining and absorbing. The art by Rivenis shows his influences throughout. Altogether, an excellent third issue that will keep the reader guessing.

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9.0
Diskordia #4

Jun 3, 2017

Overall, a trippy ride, as each issue surprises and turns, and this one does in the zaniest of ways. Rivenis continues to challenge societal perceptions of plot and timing. The art continues to thrill, no matter how lucid the story. Altogether, a truly lucid ride, that challenges the reader while entertaining them.

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9.0
Diskordia #5

Jun 10, 2017

Overall, an interesting exposition as this issue aims to bridge some gaps. Rivenis continues to thrive in his expansion of the story arc, which uncovers even more than the reader would expect. The art manna from heaven, almost like a beautiful hallucination. Altogether, an engaging stop on this ride we called Diskordia.

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10
Diskordia #6

Sep 23, 2017

Overall, this story goes places no one would ever see coming. The story by Rivenis goes down some familiar roads, but take turns where others dont. The art by Rivenis feels fluid and vibrant. Altogether, another great installment to an ever-engaging story.

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9.0
Diskordia #7

Oct 8, 2017

Overall, a fun trip, that reminds me of some of the best battle scenes in The Hunt For Red October. The story by Rivenis is both mind bending and exciting to read. The art by Rivenis is as always, gorgeous. Altogether, another exciting installment in this story that challenges storytelling tropes at every turn.

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10
Diskordia #8

Oct 21, 2017

Overall, an introspective installment which gives the reader more information into the character of Jackal. The story by Rivenis feels personal and beautiful. The art is exquisite. Altogether, an excellent ending to a very interesting story arc.

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9.0
Doctor Fate #2

Jul 20, 2015

This reboot, is a landmark in Doctor Fates history, as most of his storyline up to this reboot, has been mostly serious and marred by questions of sanity regarding the various helmers. This provides a perfect introduction, to the casual comic reader, and I think that is what DC was aiming to do. Levitz and Liew are the perfect team for this reboot, as you can tell they know the characters history but are not anchored to it so much that they could not create something refreshing, which they have done here. Overall, a solid issue, and so far a captivating series, that I recommend everyone check out.

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9.4
Doctor Strange: Mystic Apprentice #1

Oct 27, 2016

Overall, it reminds me of those old 80s training montages, which makes this issue fun to read, watching this well-known character before he became the sorcerer supreme. The story by Will Corona Pilgrim, gives a reader a funny view of this character. The art by Andrea Di Vito, complements the story in the best way. Altogether, a fun first issue that will only bring readers back once the movie comes out.

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9.0
Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1

Aug 13, 2015

Ultimately, the reader is in a for a treat, as one can see that this what an event series should read like, and as quirky as the Doctor Who Universe is, this would typical be a two part episode or an extra long episode. The story by Paul Cornell of Fathers Day fame, so far sets up a larger story which has this reader hooked already. The art by Neil Edwards provides excellent renderings of the actors who portray the different characters and beautiful backdrops for the characters to operate in. Overall, a great comic, that not only die hard fans will love but casual fans will enjoy.

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7.0
Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1

Nov 3, 2015

Overall, an interesting premise which captures the essence of Paul McGanns portrayal of the Doctor, but it does come off flat for a debut. The story by George Mann seems hurried, as though he felt a need to capture the quirks of the other Doctors to make him more interesting. The art by Emma Vieceli, seems to be the bright spot on this story, as they bring the 8Th Doctor in a new light. Altogether, I believe this miniseries has promise, none of which reveals itself in the first issue.

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9.0
Dragonsblood #1

May 4, 2019

Overall, a thrilling debut issue that shows how important legacy is and correcting past wrongs can be. The story by Nick Bermel is heartfelt and action packed. The art by the creative team is alluring and vivid. Altogether, a story which shows that there is more to stories about dragon than fire and ice.

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10
Everything Is Flammable #1

Sep 9, 2017

Overall, an excellent book where the artist is not scared to be vulnerable, which is this tome was nothing but exquisite. The stories by Bell are relatable, sometimes hard to watch but ultimately leaves you rooting for her. The art by Bell feels very warm and intriguing. Altogether, a book that should be on everyones lap.

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10
Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Dracula (One Shot) #1

Oct 17, 2016

Altogether, a fun ride of a first issue, that packs quite a punch, while revealing just how scary Dracula is, it never loses its sense of humor. The script by Scott Peterson, thrives with fast paced knock arounds between Ash and Dracula the bigger threat. The art by Horacio Domingues, is vivid and elegant, and almost seems out of place at times in this world, but is definitely a work of art. Overall, a great read with excellent sequential art, that will satisfy any Evil Dead fan.

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9.6
Firefly (2018): Bad Company #1

Mar 23, 2019

Overall, an engaging backstory of a character who made an impression on a legion of fans despite her abbreviated appearances. The story by Greg Pak is heart wrenching and enjoyable. The art by Dan McDaid, Marcelo Costa, and Diego Galindo is simply gorgeous. Altogether, an impressive origin that will both entice and satisfy the most hardcore Firefly fan.

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9.0
Geek Girl #1

Jun 23, 2018

Overall, a fun take on the superhero genre, that is both tongue in cheek and a serious addition to the superhero mythos. The story by Sam Johnson is action packed and well developed. The art by Carlos Granda is breathtaking. Altogether, an excellent introduction to a new superhero.

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9.6
Gravedigger #1

Jul 16, 2015

This was a solid first issue, from the choice of style, the choice to go purely black and white, and the dialogue, it all comes together to create an atmosphere as if you were in a 60s crime movie. The narration and dialogue by Mills are definitely throwback to that era. The art by Burchett, although shows flash of Alex Simmons, has a knack for drawing this time period. Overall, if you loved those old tough guy movies, you will appreciate and enjoy this series.

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9.0
Gregory Suicide #0

Aug 2, 2015

The story by Grissom is a an interesting ride , as he takes you on the various missions that Gregory has been on, while providing the reader of who he is at the same time. The art by Perkins is a wonderful companion to the story, as it is perfect for this otherworldly story. This team of talents has provided enough heart and grit to make the story more than the average thriller. Overall, an interesting story which I wish was more than a one shot.

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9.6
Gretel #1

Mar 17, 2019

Overall, an exceptional debut issue that tells a very different take on a well-known character. The story by Ben Meares is action packed, scary, and solid. The art by Allan Otero and Ceci De La Cruz is vivid and elegant. Altogether, a pulse pounding introduction that shows writers everywhere how to write a great backstory.

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10
Habibi #1

Apr 14, 2017

Overall, a story that affected me in the heartfelt of ways, as living in todays climate, and being the son of immigrants, I hope and have been taught to be empathetic to those less fortunate, but as the book shows me, there is definite room for improvement. The story by Craig Thompson is masterfully told, meticulously detailed, and well-researched in Islam and Third world culture. The art by Craig Thompson is too much for words, as his sequential art is both beautiful and surreal, as there are times when it feels like a dream. Altogether, a book that proves necessary reading when love for your fellow man has become a rarity.

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9.5
Heartthrob #1

Apr 15, 2016

Overall, an interesting story which I did not think I would necessary relate to, as the inner rumblings of ho hum office work reverberate throughout the story much like Office Space. The story by Christopher Sebela is truly a gift, that the reader will be unwrapping over and over again, to see what they have missed the first few times they read it. The art by Robert Wilson IV, is very much reminiscent of Archer, but having an identity all its own. Very entertaining altogether, an absorbing story which feels like the beautiful bastard of Heart Condition and Fight Club.

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9.4
Hellbreak #5

Jul 4, 2015

Overall, a great series so far, and definitely some of Bunns best work yet.

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9.0
Hellchild: Blood Money #1

Apr 3, 2019

Overall, an action-packed debut issue that plays into the bigger Grimm Fairytales Universe while setting itself apart at the same time. The story by Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha, and Dave Franchini is fun, gory and pulse pounding. The art by Butch Mapa, Taylor Esposito, and Dijjo is magnificent. Altogether, an exceptional debut that deftly blends crime thrillers and genre shows.

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10
Hip Hop Family Tree #1

May 6, 2017

Overall, a strong first volume, which accurately tells the origins of the culture, in a way that had not been done before. The story by Ed Piskor is meticulously researched and truthfully portrayed. The art by Piskor is beautiful and vibrant. Altogether, an excellent chronicle of the era that not only captured its history but its spirit.

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10
Hip Hop Family Tree #2

May 13, 2017

Overall, an excellent second volume, which captures those artists we now know as rap Pioneers but the origins of the soundscapes that they made this music on The story by Ed Piskor, is again meticulously researched and gives these artists their just due. The art by Piskor is simply gorgeous. Altogether, an excellent installment of this important book.

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10
Hip Hop Family Tree #3

May 30, 2017

Overall, a strong volume in this epic series, which only gets better with each installment. The story by Piskor always well researched and contains his love for the culture throughout. The art by Piskor gives the reader that flashback quality that is required by the subject matter. Altogether, if you love reading about music history, this is a must read.

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10
Hip Hop Family Tree #4

Jun 10, 2017

Overall, an excellent volume in this epic series, which is to say the very least, magnificent. The story by Piskor, always well researched and contains as much as any soap opera. The art by Piskor, gives the reader, more than serves the subject matter. Altogether, a superior installment

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9.0
Hope #1

Sep 16, 2018

Overall, the book is if HR Giger and Alejandro Jodorowsky worked in the medieval world in a battle between good and evil. The story by Kindzierski is exciting, action packed and unfolds likes well won action adventure. The art by Bolton feels visceral and can be in any museum. Altogether, a graphic novel which engulfs the reader into this magical world and gives fantasy fiction fans a grand tale.

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9.7
House of Women #1

Jan 14, 2018

Overall, a powerhouse graphic novel that I wished I knew about sooner as it is will not leave you soon after you read it. The story by Sophie Goldstein successfully combines science fiction, thriller, and horror, into a richly woven tapestry. The art by Goldstein is elegant, off putting, and vibrant. Altogether, a science fiction tale that draws you in with an interesting but familiar premise and then subverts all your expectations in the most glorious way.

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9.7
Human Target #1

May 26, 2019

Overall, Human Target is an action-packed miniseries which borrows form the source material and the television show generously enough not to forget how fun this character is. The story by Len Wein and Peter Johnson is pulse pounding, smart and well developed. The art by the creative team is awe inspiring. Altogether, a portrait of a man for hire who will stop at nothing to do his job.

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10
I Killed Adolf Hitler #1

Apr 10, 2017

Overall, a funny and perplexing story, that engages the reader, brings the along a very familiar path and then a throws a monkey wrench in the works. The art by Jason, is lively and realistic at some points. The story by Jason, is more than your typical time travel story, as it gives new dimensions to the morality tale. Altogether, a fun ride of a story, that will surprise you at every turn, as it turns what could have been a mundane often told story into a hidden love story.

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10
Imagine Wanting Only This #1

Apr 29, 2017

Overall, an immensely entertaining and beautiful book that tugs at your heart strings in ways that you never could be moved. The story by Kristen Radtke, is heartfelt, personal, and asks the readers to live their best life now. The art by Radtke is simply alluring and at times, reminds of the movie, A Scanner Darkly. Altogether, a beautiful book that the reader will want to read more than once, as the roads you take in life are important, but how you get there is even more important.

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9.6
In the Shadow of No Towers #1

Jul 8, 2018

Overall, one artists exploration of the world before and after 9/11, and how we get here. The stories as told by Spiegelman, is intense, funny, irreverent, thought provoking and brilliant. The art by Spiegelman, is alluring, evocative and vivid. Altogether, a book which both challenges and entertains in ways which our politically correct world tends to course correct before the point is made.

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9.0
Infestation #1

Jun 16, 2019

Overall, an interesting debut issue for a story that both feels fun and out of place making for an entertaining introduction to this world. The story by Leets is suspenseful, fun, and hilarious at times. The art by the Leets and Orozco is beautiful. Altogether, a story that is both tongue in cheek and serious making for a book that is simply an enjoyable escape with some unique characters.

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9.0
Invader Zim #1

Jul 8, 2015

The rest of the comic, unfolds like a typical Invader Zim episode, with all the zaniness that one comes to expect from the minds behind the cartoon. The story by Jhonen Vasquez, feels like he never stopped writing the show. The art by Aaron Alexkovich, feels right in place with the cartoon. This is the perfect introduction for anyone misses the days when Nickelodeon was more cutting edge and not trying to target a certain demographic.

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9.0
Island #1

Jul 19, 2015

Graham ends the issue, in the same way he started, with him contemplating story structure and the path of characters. The contributions by all prove that there is no rhyme or reason or prevailing theme, just pure thought and creativity. This is what makes this magazine already a sight unseen and personifies the spirit of this company and why so many luminaries find solace at Image. Overall, a fun ride and something that I can only question why Image has not put something like this out before now.

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9.5
Jesusfreak #1

Mar 23, 2019

Overall, it's an action-packed story through biblical times that I wanted to compare to Spartacus but feels more like Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai. The story by Casey is fun, engaging, and wildly imaginative. The art by Marra is breathtaking. Altogether, a story that will intrigue readers and think of these historical and religious figures in a totally new way.

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9.0
Jughead (2015) #1

Oct 7, 2015

Overall, an excellent reboot. Zdarsky is in top form here, showing and proving that he is a complete comic creator, as his illustrator skills have been on display on other projects but it is his writing which confirms his super talent status. Hendersons style serves this comics voice spring forward in simultaneously beautiful and funny way. In conclusion, an excellent comic that proves just transcendent this character is, as Jughead will always be a slacker we all can love.

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9.7
Lazarus: Risen #1

Mar 23, 2019

Overall, an engaging story that dips the reader right into this captivating world and the people who inhabit it. The story by Greg Rucka is entertaining and action packed. The art by Michael Lark, Santi Arcas, and Simon Bowland is lifelike and gorgeous. Altogether, an arresting tale that will pull the reader right in.

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9.7
Lola: A Ghost Story #1

May 25, 2019

Overall, a beautiful and affecting story that illuminates, scares and is full of emotion. The story by Torres is heartfelt, affected, and at times, funny. The art by Or is stunning. Altogether, a story that will make you miss the ones that left you and love the ones who are still here.

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9.7
Luisa: Now and Then #1

Jun 17, 2018

Overall, an excellent book which tackles identity, sexuality, family pressures, and love in all its splendor. The story by Maurel is funny, relevant, poignant, and fascinating. The art by Maurel, is sumptuous, naturalistic, and elegant. Altogether, a book that gives time travel fans a prolonged scene in 273 pages of the sequence fans of Back To The Future II we would have liked to seen between the younger and older versions of Elisabeth Shues Jennifer seeing herself.

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10
Luke Cage Noir #1

Apr 28, 2019

Overall, an exciting comic which very much lives in that age. It's further amplified with the echoes of Walter Mosleys Devil In A Blue Dress. The story by Mike Benson and Adam Glass is entertaining, action packed and seeping with intrigue. The art by Shawn Martinborough and Tim Bradstreet is captivating. Altogether, a story that the reader will have the reader searching for Donald Goines and Chester Himes in their local bookstore.

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10
Mayday (2016) #1

Nov 5, 2016

Overall, a strong effort by the creative team, and I can reveal that a key scene has some influences from both Gaiman and Morrison. The story from De Campi, packs a punch and makes you laugh at the same time, which shows how talented a writer Alex is. The art by Tony Parker and Blond, is striking and lucid, which definitely serves a story that takes place in the 70s. Altogether, a fresh take on a spy caper that will keep the reader yearning for more.

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9.0
Misery City #1

Oct 21, 2018

Overall, an engaging graphic novel that blends, allegory, myth, and crime procedural into a rather effective story. The story by K.I. Zachopoulos is action packed and intelligent. The art by Vassilis Gogtzilas is enthralling and vivid. Altogether, an entertaining graphic novel that proves how interesting self-discovery is especially once you admit you are lost.

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9.0
Monsterella #1

Apr 13, 2019

Overall, an entertaining and diverse set of stories that will truly astonish any reader who is lucky enough to get their hands on this comic. The stories by the creative team are eerie, fun, and captivating. The art by the creative team is gorgeous in every iteration. Altogether, a great book that feels like an old issue of Heavy Metal.

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10
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters #1

Jun 24, 2017

Overall, probably one of the most essential books every reader who loves a great story must have in their collection. The story by Ferris, feels like the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but with monsters, and keeps the reader moving forward. The art by Ferris, will leave the reader floored by how beautiful and luminous it is. Altogether, a great book, for anyone who love a great story, an if you love monster movies and MAD Magazine, it would help but not necessary, as a good story like this, will always shine through.

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10
Octavia Butler's Kindred #1

Jan 29, 2017

Overall, when it comes to adaptations, this more than captures the spirit, pushes it to new heights. Damian Duffy deftly gets every message Butler was conveying and gets why this book has been a cornerstone, to every Octavia Butler fan. John Jennings‘ illustrations leap off the page, tugging at the readers heartstrings, at the right beats and not flinching when most artists would. Altogether, a strong adaptation, which not only met expectations but makes one fall in love with story all over again.

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9.0
Paradise Court #1

Jul 28, 2018

Overall, a skin crawling debut issue which will remind readers of some of the best horror movies of yesteryear. The story by Brusha is creepy, tense, and may make you jump out of your seat. The art by Otero is sleek and gorgeous. Altogether, one of the better horror comic books to come out in years.

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10
Penny Dreadful #1

May 14, 2016

Overall, a strong first issue, which has taken its cues not only from the TV show, but also what Archie Horror has brilliantly done with their books. The story by Kristy Wilson-Cairns, Andrew Hinderaker and Chris King, is enough to satisfy any horror fan. The art by Louie De Martinis, is gloomy haunting and beautiful, and exactly what this story needed. Altogether, a brilliant first issue, which more than promises that this book will be sensation all its own.

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9.7
Planet of the Apes (2011): Visionaries #1

Aug 25, 2018

Overall, the graphic novel is a searing mindbender of a story that only Serling could create. It features cunning and complexity. Goulds adaptation is dense, intelligent, and exciting. The creative teams art is gorgeous. Altogether, an equally engaging story as the story the public saw but one that would draw direct parallels that both entertain and stimulate.

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10
Revenge of Wonderland #1

Apr 3, 2019

Overall, an interesting and well told story that injects the reader in to this magical world and does alternate universes right. The story by Raven Gregory is lavish, comprehensive, and action packed. The art by the creative team is utterly elegant and intense. Altogether, an excellent story which more comic book fans should know.

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9.0
Reyn #6

Jul 14, 2015

This new story arc is off to a great start, as the collaboration between Symons and Stockman has made this story greater than its concept. Symons writing has strong balance of humor and drama to offset the action, which makes for smart storytelling. Stockmans art is riveting as it captures all the nuances of space and the facial expressions of the characters are, at times, breathless. Overall, an interesting mythology and one that I will definitely be back next issue to see what happens.

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9.0
Rick and Morty Presents: Jerry #1

Mar 16, 2019

Overall, the comic is a funny and entertaining story that captures the feeling of the show. The story by Ryan Ferrier is fun, rollicking, and irreverent. The art by CJ Cannon, Josh Perez, and Sarah Stern is beautiful. Altogether, an amusing story that feels like an episode of Rick and Morty.

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9.5
Ripley's Believe It or Not! #1

Sep 29, 2018

Overall, it's an interesting set of mostly true stories are as bizarre as they are riveting. The stories by the different writers captures the eeriness of the show. The art by the different artists is both captivating and alluring. Altogether, one of the best horror books to come out in a while.

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10
Rise #1

Feb 25, 2018

Overall, an engaging and sweeping first issue, that feels like a roller coaster with all the action happening across these few pages. The story by Aguillo is dense, engaging, and pulls no punches. The art by Aguillo looks like matte paintings and is very much soulful. Altogether, a powerhouse debut issue for a story that will revamp the medieval fantasy genre.

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9.7
Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1

Feb 10, 2019

Overall, an action-packed debut issue which mashes on the gas and leaves the reader almost breathless. The story by Howard Mackie is fun, tense, and densely written. The art by Babisu Kourtis and Juan M. Rodriguez is beautiful and vivid. Altogether, a story that feels like a cinematic action thriller, one that will keep readers coming back.

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9.0
Robyn Hood: Outlaw #2

Mar 16, 2019

Overall, another action-packed issue which delves even deeper into Robyns world, one where at every turn it might be your last. The story by Howard Mackie is well developed and engaging. The art by Juan Rodriguez is gorgeous. Altogether, an interesting issue which should recruit more fans to this book.

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9.0
Rocko's Modern Afterlife #1

Apr 6, 2019

Overall, a story that feels equal parts Shaun Of The Dead and The Walking Dead while still remembering that this is for kids. The story by Anthony Burch is funny, and action packed. The art by the creative team leaps off the pages. Altogether, a story that will make you feel for these characters and will make you fall for them .

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9.7
Ronin Island #1

Mar 9, 2019

Overall, a powerful story that proves how engaging and entertaining a storyteller Greg Pak is. The story by Pak is heartfelt, action packed, and at times funny. The art by the creative team is beautiful and complements the story well. Altogether, a well-done debut that instantly invests the reader in this world.

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10
Rules For Dating My Daughter #1

Jun 17, 2017

Overall, a beautiful and brilliant tome to what it is to be a father in the modern world. The stories by Dawson are true to life and the reader feels every beat, even if you are not a parent. The at by Dawson is striking and luminous, that captures feelings in every stroke. Altogether, an excellent book that every parent will relate to and every expectant parent will want to read.

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9.0
S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) #1

Oct 12, 2015

In conclusion, an excellent story that by far, is a way better concept and story than what the show Blindspot, has shown us so far. The story by Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig, unfolds a spy thriller, hurling the reader the reader into a world of high stakes politics and secret identities. The art by Drew Johnson is luminescent and drawn with realistic tones, which serves this action packed narrative. Overall, probably the best comic to come out of the Dark Circle imprint and one that is long overdue.

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9.7
Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter #1

Jun 24, 2018

Overall, an entertaining book which tackles everything supernatural and anything classified as a monster. The story by Marcus Sedgwick is funny, multifaceted and enjoyable. The art by Thomas Taylor is gorgeous. Altogether, one of better books for children that adults will also will find to be a fun read.

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10
Serenity: No Power In The 'Verse #1

Oct 25, 2016

Altogether, a strong start to an interesting addition to this universes canon, as it understands the issue of coping with grief better than I have seen in a while. Chris Roberson, explores some plausible repercussions, about keeps the spirit of the original TV show. Georges Jeanty, draws some vivid sequential art, which gives fans a new view of these familiar characters. Overall, so far, a series that every Browncoat will love.

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9.5
Shanghai Red #1

Jan 30, 2019

Overall, the comic is an excellent revenge story with a setting that shows this story can work no matter the setting. The story by Christopher Sebela is grimy, action packed, and well told. The art by Joshua Hixon and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou is inspiring as the linework is awe inducing. Altogether, an excellent trade paperback which gives action fans more than their fill and adds a new hero to the pantheon of strong female protagonists.

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9.6
She Said Destroy #1

Jun 1, 2019

Overall, an excellent debut that dives into a world where fantastical beings are abound and a sibling rivalry looks to be even more fatal than any of their followers could have anticipated. The story by Joe Corallo is action packed, dense and intelligent. The art by the creative team is stunning and glowing. Altogether, a story that feels like Star Wars,reads like The Wicked + Divine, and is a beautiful beast all its own.

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10
Sherlock: A Study In Pink #1

Jun 11, 2016

Overall, an interesting retelling of a classic tale in the canon, but in ways that would otherwise be deemed unorthodox, and ones I know Sir Doyle I can only imagine he would actually appreciate. The story by Steven Moffat is definitely firing on all cylinders, as it is as strong as it was on television. The art by Jay is not only true the manga styling it was meant to be but also to how the actual actors look like. Altogether, an interesting first issue, which I will definitely be following.

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9.0
Southern Bastards #10

Jul 29, 2015

The story by Aaron only continues the excellent work he has done thus far with this marvelous series. Latour, is a *pun insert* ‘tour de force,' as his illustrations feel right at home. Aaron and Latour were made to write this series and I am so glad that it will soon be a TV show on FX. Overall, a great story arc, and cannot wait for what this series will bring next.

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10
Speak #1

Feb 24, 2018

Overall, a book, that although written in the 1990s, is very relevant today, as the silences of sexual violence victims, have become even louder since the publication of this book. The story by Halse-Anderson is significant, melancholy and eventually inspirational. The art by Carroll feels very in tune with the story signifying the emotional highlights while capturing the protagonists existential dread and eventual rise. Altogether, a story that speaks to every victim of sexual violence, that shows readers no one should ever be silent when evil takes place.

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9.0
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1

Dec 21, 2015

Overall, a fun first issue, which does not miss a beat from the new reboots and with the new characters, allows the reader to be immersed in the universe. The story by Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott definitely gets the rhythm of the new reboot right while giving us hints of Guardians of the Galaxy. The art by Derek Charm is a perfect compliment to the series straddling the line between realistic and cartoon. Altogether, a strong effort by this creative team, which will bring back the fans from the first movie.

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9.8
Star Wars: Solo (IDW) #1

Apr 7, 2019

Overall, a concise adaptation of this excellent origin story, one that will make fans love the character even more. The adaptation by Alessandro Ferrari hits all the right marks, while remembering who the adaptation is for. The art by Roberto Santillo is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that feels epic even in short page count.

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9.4
Stringers #1

Jul 27, 2015

This story by Guggenheim is excellent so far and has echoes of Nightcrawler and End of Watch, both Gylenhaal movies. The art by Justin Greenwood and Ryan Hill is beautiful and speaks to Los Angeles better than I have seen in a while. The team behind this miniseries has done a fine job of creating at once, familiar and exceptional. Overall, a great story which I cannot wait to unfold.

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9.7
Sugar Town #1

Dec 16, 2017

Overall, a mesmerizing tale, of love and how true understanding in a relationship can lead to so many possibilities. The story by Newlevant is engrossing, heartbreaking and better than your average romantic comedy. The art By Newlevant is vibrant and lifelike. Altogether, a tale that tells you how to follow your hear and sometimes defining your status in a relationship is part of the journey of love.

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10
Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1

Sep 11, 2016

Overall, a great first issue, that fires on all cylinders, as this series so far reminds of the brilliant Steven Barnes classic, Lions Blood, as both books ask similar questions, and doesnt give the reader a chance to flinch when it asks the hard questions. The story by Tim Seeley and David Walker immerses the reader into a world, familiar enough but not all at the same time. The art by Fernando Dagnino, elevates the canons of their respective properties, as he captures the soul of these characters. Altogether, something the comic world needed yesterday.

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10
Tetris: The Games People Play #1

Aug 27, 2017

Overall, an extremely compelling story, that every fan of games would enjoy and need to know. The history as depicted by Brown, is suspenseful, engaging and at times, harrowing. The art by Brown, elevates the story. Altogether, an important story that needs to get in as much hands as possible.

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7.0
The 99: Sacrifice #1

Feb 18, 2018

Overall, this feels like the “After School Special” of the series, which can be good, but this team has told better stories. Stuart Moore and Fabian Nicieza feels seral in this book, which is not exemplary of the series. The art by the different artists is the one consistency from the rest of the series that is in this volume. Altogether, the series has done better than this volume, skip this one and find the rest.

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9.4
The 99: New Blood #1

Feb 3, 2018

Overall, probably the best of the issues thus far I have read, proving that great stories come from all over the world. The story by Fabian Nicieza is exciting and hard hitting. The art by Ron Wagner is gorgeous. Altogether, a fun collection of origin stories that will introduce the world to a new set of heroes.

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8.0
The 99: Futures #1

Jan 14, 2018

Overall, a great issue in the series, a mix of Quantum Leap and Sliders. The story by Naif Al-Mutawa and Stuart Moore is funny, and action packed. The art by Joe Rubinstein and Ron Wagner is beautiful. Altogether, a great book, that lets the world see POC characters in spaces that they would otherwise not been seen.

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9.0
The Art of War: A Graphic Novel #1

Mar 17, 2019

Overall, an interesting and faithful interpretation thatgives reader a whole new outlook on this important book. The lessons by Sun Tzuis truly invaluable. The art by Katz is vivid and gorgeous. Altogether, a greatadaptation that makes these lessons relatable to all audiences.

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9.6
The Ballad of Sang #1

Mar 30, 2019

Overall, a great comic series which will remind some of Zatoichi but definitely feels like a Takeshi Miike movie. The story by Ed Brisson is pulse pounding and fun. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a great story that is gory, entertaining, and electrifying.

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10
The Beauty #1

Aug 15, 2015

The creative forces behind this comic are more than a force to be reckoned with. The story by Jason Haun is a beautiful of crime procedural with dystopian science fiction, in Hauns refreshing style. The art by John Rauch and Jason Hurley is elegant yet raw, style most welcome in this genre. Overall, an excellent first issue for a series that seems to be most ambitious series Image has undertaken in a while.

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10
The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel #1

Jan 26, 2019

Overall, an engaging and beautifully written graphic novel about not only martial arts but how to strategize against anything and anyone. The story by Miyamoto Musashi and Sean Michael Wilson makes this book even more accessible and still is very much enjoyable. The art by Chie Kutsawada is simply gorgeous. The translation by Williams Scott Wilson is well done. Altogether, another essential book by Sean Michael Wilson, which shows that he is a writer more comic fans should know.

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9.9
The Bridge #1

Jul 22, 2018

Overall, the graphic novel is a spellbinding tale of how one man made structure connects one family to one another and forever to a city and the world. The story by Tomasi is engrossing, passionate, and epic. The art by DuVall is captivating and beautiful. Altogether, it's an important story about the love of family and how dreams are what becomes part of our destiny.

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10
The Divine #1

Apr 15, 2018

Overall, an action packed and emotional rollercoaster that leaves readers almost breathless but ultimately grateful. The story by Boaz Lavie is suspense filled, well developed, and fervently mooring. The art by Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka is stunning, expressive, and tethers to the story well. Altogether, a story that is very much of its time. It leaves readers to ruminate on what is most important

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9.0
The Fiction #1

Jun 19, 2015

I was excited before reading this comic book, just because I found out that Curt Pires (POP) and David Rubin (Rise of Aurora West) wer to par on this one. e collaborating on this project. The premise is solid and writing is up to par as Curt Pires proves he is an adept writer. David Rubins illustrations jump off the page. Overall, a fantastic start, to a promising series, and one worth giving a chance.

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9.8
The Foreigner #1

Sep 3, 2018

Overall, this first volume is one of the most captivating reads I have had in a long time. It pulls you in with the art by drawing you visually into this world, these characters, and the enthralling story. The story by Kensuke Okabayashi is funny, smart, action packed and multilayered. The art by Okabayashi is fascinating, vivid, and gorgeous. Altogether, an adventure where one can escape into a world not unlike our own.

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10
The Forgotten Queen #1

Feb 24, 2019

Overall, the first issue is a rousing and intensely woven story about a true power broker who can tip the scale just by the power of suggestion. The story by Howard is smartly written and well developed. The art by Amilcar Pinna is alluring and vivid. Altogether, a great first issue which starts off in the most blockbuster of ways.

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8.0
The Furnace #1

Aug 4, 2018

Overall, the graphic novel is a gripping tale of past sins and how they comes to haunt us all, but those with larger consequences, it can crush them. The story by Rollins is tense, dark and edgy. The art by Rollins is beautiful and vibrant, and dark where it is needed. Altogether, it's a tale of redemption that shows readers no matter how bad the situation, life has a funny way of showing you there is hope

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10
The Interview #1

Sep 2, 2017

Overall, an endearing novel that captures the reader in the most alluring ride of a story. The story by Fior will grip the reader instantly. The art by Fior, is straightforward and abstract simultaneously. Altogether, a beautiful book that will leave you wondering what the future holds.

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9.0
The Last Contract #1

Jan 8, 2016

Overall, a story that definitely has some of the best elements from RED and Unforgiven. The story by Ed Brisson, starts off pretty predictable but by issues end, you don't care much, as he shows how much of a master storyteller he is. The art by Lisandro Estherren is beautiful and irreverent. Altogether, a strong story with equally beautiful illustrations, which will definitely give you a different view of this world.

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9.3
The Nameless City: The Stone Heart #2

Dec 9, 2017

Overall, a great installment to this trilogy which just made the previous book feel like a kid cartoon. The story by Faith Erin Hicks is suspenseful, emotional and action packed. The art by Hicks is gorgeous. Altogether, a great sequel to Nameless City, proving that Hicks is master of visual storytelling.

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10
The Prince And The Dressmaker #1

Feb 19, 2018

Overall, a magical book that shows how the world handles perceptions, and how acceptance starts with person struggling to find it. The story by Wang is touching, funny, deep, and charmed. The art by Wang is breathtaking and alluring. Altogether, a story that will make you root for both of the protagonists, and understand that the love of ones self is one of the keys to life.

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9.4
The Satsuma Rebellion #1

Jul 1, 2018

Overall, an excellent graphic novel which covers widely unknown part of history here in the West and does it masterfully. The story as told by Wilson is epic, smart, and action packed. The art by Shimojima is gorgeous. Altogether, a great graphic novel that gives the reader an excellent retelling of Japanese history in what feels like a powerfully entertaining story than real antiquity.

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10
The Shadow #100

Jun 22, 2015

Overall, a great collection of stories to commemorate a storied comic book character, who deserves more credit than he gets.

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9.7
The Shadow Glass #1

Mar 5, 2016

What started off as another hero in hiding much like Luke in Star Wars or Arthur in the short lived Camelot, has way more surprises and mysteries than when started. The story by Aly Fell, is well researched and very much true to the time period, but most importantly, exhilarating. The art by Aly Fell, is beautiful and enigmatic, evoking medieval paintings in every panel. Overall, a strong start to an enveloping mystery, which as I can tell, will reward the reader with surprises every issue.

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7.0
The Shrinking Man #1

Aug 1, 2015

Adams, certainly pulls some of the most interesting parts of book into his adaptation, but it still feels as though it missing a huge amount of material. Torres art is at times, sublime, but at other times, very ample for this adaptation. Adams and Torres, have put together a passable adaptation, which tackles themes that are not only universal but timeless. Overall, you should read this adaptation to understand the popular mindset of the 50s but watch the movie or better yet, read the book, to understand Mathiesons intentions.

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9.0
The Stone King #1

Dec 15, 2018

Overall, the comic is an engaging medieval caper that exceed expectations within the first few pages. The story by Kel McDonald is gripping and action packed. The art by Tyler Crook is beautiful. Altogether, the comic's a heist story that's so much more than that and will have readers wanting to read more.

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9.4
The Twilight Zone: 1959 (One-Shot) #1

Feb 17, 2016

In conclusion, this book is classic Twilight Zone all the way, gripping readers imaginations, eluding their notions and rewarding them with the twists. Every writer who contributed definitely is a fan as they have truly captured the spirit of the show. Every artist who contributed has perfectly crafted illustrations to match each story. Overall, a great one-shot, that should be in every fan of the Twilight Zone.

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9.0
The X-Files X-Mas Special #2015

Dec 25, 2015

Overall, a fitting Christmas special, in print, on TV , anywhere as it perfectly captures the fact that life goes on and so does Christmas. The story by Joe Harris stretches the boundaries of imagination, as I can only expect some of these things would be too expensive to put on TV. The art by Mathew Dow Smith is beautiful and at times reminds me of cubism. Altogether, a fun effort by all involved which reminds us that entire home is where the heart is.

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9.0
This Damned Band #1

Jul 9, 2015

Overall, a solid beginning to what seems to be a very interesting concept.

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10
Toil and Trouble #1

Sep 6, 2015

This reinterpretation is a revelation, as it is both fun and has enough of a foot within the original story to be recognizable, which makes this a solid series thus far. The story by Mairghread Scott is very well researched in Celtic mythology and delivers a concise narrative. The art by Kelly and Nichole Matthews is vibrant, as their character designs especially when it comes to Smertae, Riata, and Cait, shows their attention to detail, as this detail also lends itself to the beautiful backgrounds. Overall, an excellent story, which although I know what will ultimately happen, it still will be exciting to read what happens next.

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9.5
Trust Fall #1

Jun 15, 2019

Overall, Trust Fall #1 is a nice origin story to this character and the world she commands. The story by Sebela is relatable, funny, and action-packed. The art by the creative team is unique and stellar. Altogether, you'll love this story if you like crime noir books and love it even more if you always root for the underdog.

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9.0
Uber #1

Mar 17, 2018

Overall, a great first issue, as it ramps up on the action, which make sit both gory and suspenseful. The story by Kieron Gillen is thrilling and suspense laden. The art by Caanan White is unnerving and vivid. Altogether, this issue gives you an unflinching look at war especially when superpowers are involved.

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9.4
Uber #2

Mar 31, 2018

Overall, an exceptional issue, which pushes on the gas as the story pushes past readers expectations, exceeding the books harshest critics. The story by Kieron Gillen is riveting and action packed. The art by Canaan White is beautiful and vivid. Altogether, another great installment of this page turning comic book.

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9.5
Uber #3

Apr 7, 2018

Overall, an excellent issue that shows just how complicated war is and how everyone may have more than one purpose for doing the right thing. The story by Kieron Gillen is powerful. The art by Canaan White is elegant. Altogether, an issue that bridges a few gaps and will surprise fans in the most unexpected way.

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9.4
Uber #4

Apr 22, 2018

Overall, full of training montages and war reels, but one that leaves the reader hopeful for a big showdown next issue. The story by Kieron Gillen is fun, gritty, and action-packed. The art by Canaan White is enthralling and vivid. Altogether, an issue that will more than satisfies readers of this book.

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9.6
Uber #5

May 5, 2018

Overall, an excellent end to the first story arc. It's one which gives hope for some characters while meaning the end for others. The story by Kieron Gillen is intense, fun, and brimming with hope for future arcs. The art by Canaan White is striking and lifelike. Altogether, an issue that will keep you on for the next story arc.

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9.7
Uber #6

Jun 3, 2018

By issues end, the story though moved to the Pacific, just became even more thrilling. The story by Kieron Gillen is layered, dramatic and intelligent. The art by Canaan White is both horrifying and exciting. Altogether, this issue expands the canon and pushes the pedal to the floor on the action.

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9.5
Uber #7

Jun 30, 2018

Overall, another pulse pounding issue that embraces the carnage of war and shows that there is no victor when war takes place, just survivors. The story by Kieron Gillen is fierce, smart, and features wall to wall action. The art by Canaan White is engrossing and vivid. Altogether, an excellent issue that proves this universe is both interesting and complicated.

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9.6
Uber #8

Aug 12, 2018

Overall, the issue is an excellent installment of this stellar series. It gives a different view from the frontlines. The story by Kieron Gillen is brilliant, pulse pounding, and layered. The art by Canaan White is gorgeous and paints horror like no one else. Altogether, a great issue that propels the story to places readers will not see coming.

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9.0
Uber #9

Sep 1, 2018

The issue is a sudden change of events which may prove just how dangerous this technology is for both the allies and the axis of evil. The story by Kieron Gillen is smart, well-paced, and exciting. The art byCanaan White is striking and brilliant. Altogether, proof that Kieron Gillen is a master storyteller.

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9.6
Uber #10

Sep 30, 2018

Overall, it's an excellent issue that accelerates the story as pieces on this chessboard have gone to sudden death. The story by Kieron Gillen is intelligent, entertaining, and riveting. The art by Canaan White is alluring and luminous. Altogether, one of the better issues in this series.

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9.0
Uber #11

Oct 21, 2018

Uber #11 isan excellent issue that grinds this arc to its ultimate conclusion that both satisfies and entertains the reader. The story by Kieron Gillen is smart, well-paced, and intense. The art by Canaan White is beautiful. Altogether, a fitting bookend to an intriguing story arc.

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9.6
Uber #12

Dec 1, 2018

Overall, it's quite an introspective issue that dives into the motivations of one of the main characters Stephanie. The story by Kieron Gillen is gripping and smart. The art by Gabriel Andrade is luminous and elegant. Altogether, an entertaining issue in this saga of superpowered humans in World War II.

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9.7
Uber #13

Dec 2, 2018

This is one of the best issues in the series that although it feels out of sorts, gives readers a peak into Katyushas psyche. The story by Kieron Gillen is intense, riveting, and action packed. The art by Gabriel Andrade is world class and elegant. Overall, this issue serves as a masterclass in character exploration.

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9.4
Uber #14

Jan 27, 2019

Overall, it's a thrilling issue that gives readers another Easter egg on what is really going on that the reader wont see otherwise. The story by Kieron Gillen is clever and enjoyable. The art by Gabriel Andrade is beautiful. Altogether, an excellent entry in this entertaining World War II series.

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9.4
Uber #15

Feb 9, 2019

Overall, a pulse pounding issue which gives fans a glimmer of hope that the good guys have a chance to win. The story by Kieron Gillen is exciting and well developed. The art by Daniel Gete is captivating. Altogether, an excellent installment in this stellar series that captures the best of war comics and superheroes.

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10
Universal War #1

Sep 13, 2015

The story comes off like a cross between the Dirty Dozen and Starship Troopers, as once the action starts, it becomes relentless, and so does the plot. The story by Bajram is a beautiful amalgam of some of the most memorable space operas of recent memory and brings to the forefront why so many people love military science fiction. The art by Bajram is flawless, as his backgrounds never take away from the character designs, as both stand on their own. Overall, a story that has been panned by many critics, but for this writer, I was engrossed in the mystery as any reader should be.

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9.0
Vampirella / Army of Darkness #1

Jul 6, 2015

Overall, it is an intriguing beginning to a comic that sure looks like it will not disappoint.

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9.0
Vindication #1

Feb 16, 2019

Overall, an interesting crime procedural story that speaks to the relevant issues of today,especially the police force and the black community. The story by MD Marie feels like an episode of Law & Order. The art by Dema Jr. and Carlos Miko is lucid and vibrant. Altogether, one of the most interesting books to come from this Maverick company as they show that they also can speak to relevant issues.

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9.0
Voltron: From the Ashes #1

Sep 7, 2015

This miniseries reminds me so much of Robotechs Third War, where we are introduced to soldiers, who knew of Rick Hunter, but are forging their own path and fighting their own war against the Invid. The story By Cullen Bunn provides a superior starting off point for anyone not familiar with series at all. The art by Blacky Shepherd provides a fine emulation of the animation, that long loved fans, have loved about the original series. In ending, old and new fans will love this series, as it is truly the next generation of Voltron pilots.

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10
White Widow #1

May 12, 2019

Overall, an arresting debut that sweeps the reader off their feet with a hero everyone can get behind. The story by Benny R. Powell and Jamie Tyndall is relatable, suspenseful, and smart. The art by creative team is simply breathtaking. Altogether, a great introduction to a hero whom outshines most.

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9.5
White Widow #2

Jun 1, 2019

Overall, an exciting second installment in a series which aims to be more than your typical superhero story. The story by Benny Powell and Jamie Tyndall, is dripping with grit, intelligence, and suspense. The art by Tyndall and Iwan Nazif is gorgeous. Altogether, a great issue which proves this creative team is on top of their game.

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9.6
Witch Hammer #1

Nov 25, 2018

The graphic novel is a new spin on the supernatural thriller. It combines elements of Silence of the Lambs with End Of Days creatingan engaging bitches brew. The story byCullen Bunn is entertaining, superlative and fast paced. The art by the creative team gives reader a raw unvarnished canvas which feels as visceral as anything you have ever seen. Altogether, it's an excellent graphic novel which is more than a worthy entry in the canon of evil cult suspense books.

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9.7
Wolf #1

Jul 24, 2015

The best way I can explain how this story feels to me, it is as if it is a cross between Crime Story and American Horror Story, as it has some very familiar looking characters from both genres tropes but places these characters within this world, where both exist. The story by Kot shines, stumbles, and then soars, as the he provides a ride that will make any reader, a true believer. The art by Matt Taylor is a godsend, as I can looks at his drawings for hours, and the illustrations he provides for this comic, is magnificent. The teaming up of these talents to tell this story is what readers like me who love both genres, dream of. Overall, a great comic with an excellent premise, that will only get better, with the talents of Kot and Taylor lighting the way.

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9.8
Wonder Twins (2019) #1

Feb 16, 2019

Overall, Wonder Twins #1 is one of the best new books to come from DC Comics in the last few months. It's both fun and enlightening. The story by Russell is funny and relatable. The art by Byrne is eloquent and vivid. Altogether, an interesting first issue to a series which already delivers on its promise.

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9.0
Wonder Woman '77 Meets the Bionic Woman #1

Dec 5, 2016

Overall, a series that gives everyone who watched it, those nostalgic feels, even their camaraderie, which is different than most female relationship portrayals. The story by Andy Mangels, is both funny and action paced, pretty much a perfect crossover episode.The art by Judith Tondora, is a cross between realistic and art deco. Altogether, what one hope it would be and expecting the rest of the series to be more of the same.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016): 75th Anniversary Special #1

Oct 27, 2016

Altogether, this special is more a love letter to this character which has inspired millions and continues to every day. The writers all bring their love to the story. The artist more so as they see her in each, a different light. Overall, a fun tribute to an icon.

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6.3
Wynonna Earp #1

Feb 27, 2016

Overall, I hope the second issue, will improve upon the concept laid here, which is magnificent, as it it leaves much to be desired in its execution. The art, is adequate at best. The story, is off to a weak start, but shows promise towards the end. Altogether, I will give this series a few more reads, but if it hopes to get the masses intrigued in the upcoming show, they will have to vastly improve on what they started.

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10
Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special #1

Nov 3, 2018

Overall, it's a beautiful story in this gory horror filled world which will make the reader appreciate your friendships. The story by Scott Snyder is gripping, complicated and heartfelt. The art by Jock is enthralling and remarkable. Altogether, this story more than proves that this team is at best when they dive deep into the darkest recesses of their minds.

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9.7
X-Men: Magneto Testament #1

Jul 1, 2018

Overall, a comic that not only educates but astounds as the persecution felt during Shoah stands as the moral imperative by which all evil is still compared to. The story by Greg Pak is dense, moving, and thoroughly researched. The art by Carmine Di Giandomenico is captivating and captures each moment as if they came from a movie. Altogether, a comic which gives reader another dimension to this complex character, one that makes you realize everyone has a story.

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9.7
Zahra: The Shadow Flame #1

Nov 11, 2018

Overall, an engaging story that reveals the dangers of anachronistic beliefs, the changing roles of power when it comes to gender and embracing who you really are is the only truth. The story by Baker-Johnson and Sindi, is full of twists, layered and action packed. The art by Tinto and Montrose, is gorgeous. Altogether, a stark and fresh take on the superhero origin story, one which is emblematic of the evils of sexism and that heroism is not only for those wearing capes.

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9.5
Zahra: The Shadow Flame #2

Jun 9, 2019

Overall, an excellent installment in this enthralling series which captures the modern Middle East, not the one some people would make you believe. The story by Rakan Sindi and Kali Baker-Johnson is smart, fast paced, and affecting. The art by Davide Tinto and Michelle Montrose is awe inspiring and lifelike. Altogether, a story which will have readers delving deeper into this part of the world.

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