Ritesh Babu's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 102
9.1Avg. Review Rating

9.5
Action Comics (2016) #1005

Nov 28, 2018

Bendis, Sook, Anderson and Reed continue to craft a thought-provoking crime saga that elevates the world of the Man of Steel.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #1006

Jan 2, 2019

Propelling Big Blue and the DCU forward in exciting ways while unveiling new secrets, Bendis and Sook's conclusion to their first arc is stellar work every fan should be reading.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #1007

Jan 31, 2019

Bendis, Epting, Anderson and Reed kick off a bold new espionage saga spanning all of DC mythology with great intrigue and heartfelt character moments.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #1008

Feb 27, 2019

Action Comics delivers once more as a thrilling espionage epic. Bendis, Epting, Anderson and Reed are a ridiculously good team.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #1009

Mar 27, 2019

Bendis, Epting, Anderson and Leigh do great work here, delivering contemporary DC spy fiction with both stakes and hilarity fitting right in

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #1010

Apr 24, 2019

Bendis, Epting, Anderson and Reed continue to kill it as a team building a thrilling espionage epic full of skeletal men, sci-fi destroyers and a Chaz Superman. What's not to love?

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #1011

May 22, 2019

Action continues to be an effective blend of spy fiction & superhero flair, exploring truth in a context of secrecy and secret identities across the wider canvas of the DCU

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9.5
Aquaman (2016) #43

Dec 19, 2018

DeConnick and Rocha have unlocked a fascinating new world for Aquaman. Accessible, immersive and thoughtful, this is an intriguing new beginning for the hero. Just dive in and join the journey.

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9.5
Aquaman (2016) #44

Jan 23, 2019

DeConnick, Rocha, Henriques and Gho are building something truly special here with their take on the Sea King. Taking him into the realm of myth and fantasy is working wonders.

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9.5
Aquaman (2016) #45

Feb 20, 2019

Aquaman continues to be a fantasy epic bustling with big ideas and expansive mechanics that push the franchise forward. DeConnick and Rocha deliver as expected.

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10
Aquaman (2016) #46

Mar 20, 2019

Aquaman continues to be remarkably smart, highlighting the true specialty and power of its dynamic hero while giving him a mythic dimension.

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9.5
Aquaman (2016) #47

Apr 17, 2019

Aquaman brings the new team's first arc to a pulse-pounding close as gods clash, dragons roar and powers emerge. This is the mythic Aquaman run that's unlocked a whole new world.

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10
Aquaman (2016) #48

May 15, 2019

Aquaman still gleams with ethereal beauty and elegance, elevating the character to new elemental heights. A fantastical direction that absolutely works.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #49

Jun 20, 2019

DeConnick, Bogdanovic, Gho and Cowles steer the Sea King into risky waters here as nothing is certain and everything is possible. Surprising and Intriguing details await here.

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10
Aquaman (2016) #50

Jul 17, 2019

A powerful and effective celebration of Arthur Curry and his world that displays all that is wonderful and terrifying about it, while pushing past to new waters

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9.0
Aquaman (2016) #51

Aug 21, 2019

A delicious balance of slice-of-life, epic fantasy and even lovecraftian horror, that has a great voice for all the characters involved and promises big, new things.

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9.0
Aquaman (2016) #52

Sep 23, 2019

Aquaman continues to thrill with both its wondrous and fantastical expansions of the mythology and cast. From Aqualad to Black Manta, the book feels classical yet fresh.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #53

Oct 18, 2019

Aquaman delivers another strong installment that dives into the fundamental themes of its narrative, while packing in fun history of Amnesty Bay.

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10
Black Hammer #1

Jan 16, 2019

An absolute must-buy for fans everywhere. Ormston's black and white artwork is gorgeous and worth owning and Lemire's script is full of great insights.

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8.5
Coffin Bound #1

Aug 13, 2019

A strong launch of a crude and absurd world that promises an intriguing ride through a proactive protagonist and a clear thematic perspective.

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9.5
Coffin Bound #2

Sep 17, 2019

Kicking into high gear in its second issue, Coffin Bound delivers an intriguing assessment of character and themes, building to a powerful stinger.

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9.0
Coffin Bound #3

Oct 15, 2019

Loaded with chilling and horrifying moments, Coffin Bound continues its ride through its strange world of philosophical musings, humor and death.

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9.0
Electric Warriors #2

Dec 12, 2018

Orlando, Foreman, Hi-Fi and Lanham are truly continuing in the Kirby tradition and spirit by forging something fresh for the DCU.

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7.0
Event Leviathan #1

Jun 12, 2019

A restrained mystery built around character interaction, Event Leviathan is a great showcase of Maleev's incredible artistic talents, as he recasts the DCU in his vision.

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8.0
Fairlady #1

Apr 11, 2019

Fairlady is a promising start that establishes its exciting duo and the world they inhabit very nicely. Its fantasy procedural nature is really exciting and sure to grip a great many.

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8.5
Fairlady #2

May 17, 2019

Fairlady is a relaxing and refreshing series of stories that pack a great deal of charm, humor and the fantastical contrasted up against the mundane.

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10
Fearscape #5

Apr 29, 2019

Fearscape is a powerful character portrait that uses the form to effectively get to the heart of storytellers and the narratives they weave.

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8.5
Freedom Fighters (2018) #1

Dec 19, 2018

Venditti, Barrows, Bennett and Lucas are off to an exciting start, crafting a narrative that is incredibly relevant.

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10
Friendo #5

Mar 19, 2019

Friendo delivers a harrowing conclusion that has a lot to say. A potent warning executed with keen expertise and thought, it's brilliant.

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10
Gideon Falls #11

Feb 14, 2019

Deeply dreadful and awe-inspiring as ever, Gideon Falls brings its second arc to a heart-pounding conclusion that not only delivers on expectations but raises the bar for the book.

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10
Green Lantern (2018) #3

Jan 9, 2019

Morrison and Sharp have done it again, this is another classic issue in the making. Unpredictable, fun, immersive and bold, this is stellar work.

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10
Green Lantern (2018) #4

Feb 6, 2019

Morrison and Sharp's mastery of cosmic storytelling is exhilarating. Intimate and Epic, this magisterial saga of light and darkness is one for the ages.

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10
Green Lantern (2018) #5

Mar 6, 2019

Sharp, Oliff, Morrison and Orzechowski's versatility is breathtaking. From psychedelic imagery to Gothic storytelling, they nail it all and make it look easy.

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10
Green Lantern (2018) #6

Apr 3, 2019

The Green Lantern is a jewel in the DC lineup. Its midseason finale is thrilling, engaging and leaves one wanting more. This is All-Star Green Lantern.

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10
Green Lantern (2018) #8

Jun 5, 2019

Blending '50s Kirby with '70s Adams to produce something wholly reverent, timeless and unexpected, TGL delivers a lovely story of two brothers, Ollie and Hal.

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10
Green Lantern (2018) #9

Jul 3, 2019

The Green Lantern continues to open new doors for the DC Cosmos and GL mythology, mining its rich history to weave together a fantastical epic full of joy

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10
Green Lantern (2018) #10

Aug 7, 2019

Embracing the realm of possibilities that come with a cosmic wishing ring, Sharp and Morrison unleash a hurricane of imaginative ideas & wildly inventive pages in their cosmic quest.

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9.5
Green Lantern (2018) #11

Sep 4, 2019

New ideas, big teases and Star Sapphires all thrill and excite as TGL delivers a clever penultimate issue that lays the groundwork for an epic finale and season 2.

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10
Green Lantern (2018) #12

Oct 2, 2019

A thunderous finale to a fantastic season of comics. Dense as ever, gorgeous as always and full of earned, clever payoff that lays the path to the future of DC Cosmic

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7.5
Green Lantern (2018) Annual #1

Aug 2, 2019

A fun short story that feels like a Doctor Who Christmas special and delivers the debut of a really fun and strange new Green Lantern, in true Morrison fashion.

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8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #3

Mar 20, 2019

Guardians is a fun ride across Marvel space. Cosmic alliances, emotional turmoil and a glorious universe all await in this epic installment.

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10
Hawkman (2018) #7

Dec 12, 2018

Hawkman is a truly ambitious and extraordinary book unlike another. Venditti and Hitch continue to do definitive work and not since Tim Truman has the character been this exciting.

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10
Hawkman (2018) #8

Jan 16, 2019

Hawkman continues to be a glorious saga of exploration that inspires and touches. This is superhero comics at their absolute finest.

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9.0
Hawkman (2018) #9

Feb 14, 2019

Soaring bright as ever, Hawkman continues to forge forward with Hitch's dynamic storytelling and Venditti's grasp of the winged wonder.

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10
Hawkman (2018) #10

Mar 13, 2019

Hawkman is without question one of the best superhero books out right now. Dynamic, smart, awe-inspiring all in one go, it's the book the Winged Wonder deserves.

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10
Hawkman (2018) #11

Apr 10, 2019

A roaring penultimate chapter to the Deathbringer saga, which leaves the reader in awe with its cliffhanger. Hitch and Venditti showcase the potential of The Winged Wonder once more

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9.0
Hawkman (2018) #12

May 8, 2019

Hawkman closes its big mega-arc with thunderous action, touching acceptance and a powerful message, making Carter Hall a better, stronger and more expansive character than ever before

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9.0
Heroes In Crisis #4

Jan 2, 2019

King and Mann work deliver the best issue of Heroes In Crisis yet, thoughtfully analyzing character and digging into themes of perceptions and reality.

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10
Heroes In Crisis #5

Jan 30, 2019

Heroes in Crisis delivers its best issue with a powerful and inspiring message. Superman's speech is one for the ages.

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10
Heroes In Crisis #6

Feb 27, 2019

King and Gerads' reunion with Cowles is a glorious treat. A masterclass in structure, the issue is packed with thematic purpose and existential heart.

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7.0
Heroes In Crisis #7

Mar 27, 2019

Fornes arrival is a delight. Morey works beautifully with him, Moore and Mann to deliver a visually gorgeous issue, crackling with Cowles' great lettering.

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2.0
Heroes In Crisis #8

Apr 24, 2019

Heroes In Crisis is tragically disappointing. It's a book with a fantastic creative team handling some phenomenal characters. But ultimately, it feels hollow, serving a mystery plot that doesn't work

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10
House of X #1

Jul 24, 2019

A daring, ambitious leap forward for mutantkind that feels like a successor to Morrison while also being utterly unique, building a world truly of the future.

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9.5
I Moved To Los Angeles To Work In Animation #1

Dec 14, 2018

Naurigat has created a lovely experience that is both insightful and inspiring. You'll laugh, you'll think but ultimately, you'll want to reach for your dreams like Naurigat has.

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10
Immortal Hulk #12

Jan 23, 2019

Ewing and Bennett are crafting a masterpiece for the ages. It is exhilarating to witness the awesome might of The Immortal Hulk.

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10
Immortal Hulk #13

Feb 6, 2019

Immortal Hulk brings the Hell saga to a stunning conclusion, paying off on its thoughtful themes and rich characters.

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9.0
Inferior Five #1

Sep 18, 2019

In the grand tradition of surprising 12-issue maxis from DC, Inferior Five is a really strong start that brings the best of both Lemire and Giffen in a really great synthesis.

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8.0
Inferior Five #2

Oct 17, 2019

Inferior Five continues to be a curious little experiment with both throwback thrills and a fresh perspective, full of fondness, on an era gone by

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10
Invaders (2019) #1

Jan 15, 2019

Invaders #1 is a roaring start to the historic team. It's the the grandest and most ambitious celebration one could hope for. Zdarsky's done it again.

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5.5
Justice League: Odyssey #14

Oct 9, 2019

Justice League Odyssey really stumbles as it loses its artist and scrambles to make do, with the problems being more apparent than the immersion of the story itself.

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10
Klaus: Klaus and the Crying Snowman #1

Dec 19, 2018

Morrison and Mora, alongside Dukeshire, have produced another masterful installment in the ongoing epic saga of Klaus. This is superhero comics at their best.

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8.0
Legion of Super-Heroes (2019): Millennium #1

Sep 4, 2019

An easy entry point into the DC Universe and the road to Legion which boasts an ensemble of terrific artists that guide you through dark dystopias and wondrous sci-fi cities.

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8.0
Naomi #2

Feb 20, 2019

Naomi continues to intrigue with its unique setting and crew of characters. The secrets it alludes to are potentially the most exciting in DC comics right now

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8.0
Naomi #3

Mar 20, 2019

Naomi is one of the most visually exciting and engaging titles out right now. Earnest and intriguing, it's a character and world you can't help but love.

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8.5
Naomi #4

Apr 17, 2019

Naomi is a touching journey of identity and truth, written, drawn and lettered to convey incredibly veracity. Campbell steals the show, as Walker and Bendis continue to reach higher

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7.5
Naomi #5

May 15, 2019

Jamal Campbell's evolution as an artist is a joy to witness and despite its stumbles, Naomi works because of the heart and soul he helps bring to the book.

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10
Once & Future #1

Aug 14, 2019

An exhilarating and kinetic debut full of adventure, Once and Future is a ride that is as prescient as it is fun. Gillen, Mora, Bonvillain and Dukeshire make a lovely team.

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8.0
Once & Future #2

Sep 23, 2019

A delightfully entertaining ride packed full of tough Grans, healing scabbards and haunting specters of the past. A joy.

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10
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (2019) #1

Jan 29, 2019

Peter Cannon is a bold and ambitious book that makes a thunderously striking debut. This look at superheroes and Watchmen is one you owe it to yourself to be reading.

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10
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (2019) #2

Feb 27, 2019

Peter Cannon is not only formally daring and interesting but ridiculously fun. This is the book everyone should be reading this year.

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10
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (2019) #3

Mar 27, 2019

Peter Cannon continues to be one of the smartest books being published. This is a creative team on fire, making ambitious comics that you'd only dream of seeing.

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10
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (2019) #4

Apr 17, 2019

Peter Cannon delivers one of the best issues of a comic one can read this year. Unique, bold, experimental and utterly fresh, this series is ridiculously brilliant.

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10
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (2019) #5

May 29, 2019

A thunderously resonant conclusion that impresses with its impossibly satisfying finale. This is a creative team on fire and the world deserves more of their collaborations.

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9.0
Sera and the Royal Stars #1

Jul 19, 2019

Intimate and Epic, Sera soars as a refreshing and wonderful world of fantasy with people of color front and center. Vault has struck gold once more.

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9.5
Shazam! (2018) #1

Dec 5, 2018

Johns, Eaglesham and Sen have created a marvelous and magical experience that lives up to the joyous potential of Billy Batson and his family.

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8.5
Shazam! (2018) #2

Jan 23, 2019

Shazam continues to be a fun romp full of character, heart, charm and great world-building. Hop on this train and say the magic word!

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8.0
Shazam! (2018) #3

Feb 27, 2019

Shazam is a dish full of wonder, spiced with a great deal of charm. It's expansive, imaginative and feels true to the history of the franchise.

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9.0
Shazam! (2018) #4

Mar 27, 2019

Shazam is a grand love letter to the Fawcett champion of magic we all love and know. There's a powerful sense of wonder and possibility, which is all you could ask for.

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9.0
Sinestro: Year Of The Villain #1

Aug 15, 2019

Russell delivers another classically Russell one-shot that digs deep into the nature of power, systems and capitalism, whilst playing with familiar superhero tropes in fun ways.

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9.5
Superman (2018) #6

Dec 12, 2018

Bendis, Reis and Reed continue to give us cosmic scope and incredibly human moments in the epic that is Superman.

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7.0
Superman (2018) #7

Jan 16, 2019

Bendis and Reis excel with familial relationships and deliver solid character moments as always. Their Superman radiates warmth and love, as he should.

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8.0
Superman (2018) #9

Mar 13, 2019

Superman soars as an emotional family drama built around the theme of unity and the struggles that come with that. It's exactly what Superman's always been about.

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9.0
Superman (2018): Leviathan Rising Special #1

May 30, 2019

A deliciously exciting taste of what's on the horizon for Big Blue and his entire world, from hysterical & strange Olsen adventures to grounded thrillers with Lois Lane and so much more

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7.0
Superman: Year One #1

May 17, 2019

Year One is a flawed start but boasts gorgeous work by JRJR, showcasing what the legend is capable of even now in the modern age.

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9.5
The Terrifics #15

Apr 25, 2019

Gene Yang and Steven Segovia's run of Terrifics is off to a roaring start, packed with fun ideas, great character interaction and loads of heart. Yang delivers, as always.

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9.0
The Terrifics #16

May 24, 2019

Terrifics remains a fun romp with charming character moments, big ideas, fun pastiches and a man that can transform into a truck. A winner, really.

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10
The Wicked + The Divine #43

Apr 25, 2019

WicDiv continues its bold ride to the end and packs in revelations that surprise and thrill, all the while maintaining a phenomenal character focus that is immensely satisfying.

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10
The Wicked + The Divine #44

Jul 30, 2019

Delivering a somber yet hopeful and thoughtful conclusion to years of story threads, WicDiv remains true to its themes and characters to its last breath.

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10
The Wicked + The Divine #45

Sep 13, 2019

WicDiv performs one last miracle as it says goodbye, asking its audience to showcase their own. The five year story may be over, but the message is eternal.

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10
These Savage Shores #4

May 8, 2019

Devastating in its potency and eternally haunting with its meaning, These Savage Shores is a very special book that gives voice to those who're often without one, and represents their stories.

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10
These Savage Shores #5

Oct 11, 2019

Delivering a devastating finale, These Savage Shores breaks hearts and impresses as ever, concluding the way it began, as one of the best books out.

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9.0
Transformers (2019) #1

Mar 12, 2019

Transformers is back and it's a joy, as always. If you're an old reader, hop on board. You're going to get a look at a familiar era through a new lens. If you're a new reader, interested or looking to dive in, this is the perfect place to start. You couldn't ask for a better beginning as you get in on ground-zero for a lot of the defining parts of the mythology. The ride begins here and now, so get on board!

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10
Wonder Twins (2019) #1

Feb 14, 2019

Hilarious and thoughtful, Wonder Twins is a delight that delivers on every possible hope. Russell's commentary andByrne's expressive storytelling make for a great mix.

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10
Wonder Twins (2019) #2

Mar 13, 2019

Wonder Twins manages to be both hilarious coming of age fun and biting social commentary, delivering on the promise of a Russell and Byrne team up.

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10
Wonder Twins (2019) #3

Apr 10, 2019

Wonder Twins continues to knock it out of the park with every issue. Each issue is full of laughs, thoughtful messages, heart and true compassion.

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10
Wonder Twins (2019) #4

May 9, 2019

Wonder Twins continues to be hilarious and heavy, packed with truth and commentary that make one think, whilst also acting as a blanket of assurance and comfort in strange hope.

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10
Wonder Twins (2019) #5

Jun 19, 2019

Russell, Byrne and Sharpe continue to deliver hilarious yet powerful and incredibly prescient work that captures the world and culture we're leaving behind to kids today

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10
Wonder Twins (2019) #6

Jul 11, 2019

Wonder Twins will break your heart but make you chuckle. Russsel, Byrne and Sharpe continue to meditate on the nature of power in clever, fun ways.

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #59

Nov 28, 2018

Wilson and Nord continue a thoughtful examination of Diana's world and its core thematic ideas.

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #60

Dec 12, 2018

Wilson and Nord continue to examine the key driving elements of Wonder Woman in ways that are both relevant and interesting.

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9.0
Year of the Villain: Special #1

May 1, 2019

YotV is a rich appetizer for what's to come this year. Acting as a compass, the special shows the direction of DC Comics' mysterious future, covering everything from the spaceways to the streets.

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8.5
Young Justice (2019) #2

Feb 6, 2019

Young Justice continues to be exuberant and earnest, delivering on Wonder Comics' meaningful mission statement. This is a joy to read.

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