Scott Redmond's Comic Reviews

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AL15: The Adventure Begins #1

Jul 30, 2021

‘AL15: The Adventure Begins' is a gorgeous epic adventure hybrid graphic novel that stands apart from others in the best way possible. Lush, dynamic, and energetic art with painterly flares stand alongside detailed and perfectly used prose sections to bring this science fiction world to vivid life.

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All New Firefly (2022) #1

Mar 3, 2022

All-New Firefly kicks off a whole new series of adventures while returning the series to most of its western science-fiction caper-style roots, shining a light on previously unexplored areas. At the same time, while the book captures all the energy and style of the show that inspired it those involved make sure to put their own stamps on every aspect making this something familiar but new on all levels.

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All New Firefly (2022) #2

Mar 30, 2022

‘All-New Firefly' returns the intrepid crew of misfits back to their classic roots of being somewhere firmly between the worlds of outlaws and heroes out in the frontiers of space, while also moving the world and the characters forward in new ways. Every page captures that science fiction western energy perfectly, as the spotlight turns towards the mostly unexplored figure that is Jayne.

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All New Firefly (2022) #3

May 6, 2022

‘All-New Firefly' knows exactly what it needs to be as a new but familiar entry into this franchise, taking a well-known formula and adding a whole new set of twists to mix things up. All those science fiction meets western fun vibes are back in full force creating an experience that is a true delight to behold.

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All New Firefly (2022) #4

May 31, 2022

All-New Firefly continues to be a showcase for how something that the audience knows can be easily expanded upon and grown without losing those familiar aspects. There is such love and care on all fronts from this creative team, as they easily navigate a welcome status quo that is leading to new bigger things and giving characters we only thought we knew the room to shine like never before.

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All New Firefly (2022) #5

Jun 30, 2022

‘All-New Firefly' turns the spotlight even further onto one of the crew's most unexplored members, giving us a ton of deeper character-developing moments. This series has been a really great return to form for the Serenity crew while also building and deepening this universe, taking it to places that it hasn't been to before.

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All New Firefly (2022) #6

Aug 1, 2022

‘All-New Firefly' captures all of the energy that drew people to the original television series but takes it even further, expanding the world and the characters in new and exciting ways. This is a truly fun and well-put-together series that is a delight to dive into month after month.

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All New Firefly (2022) #7

Sep 1, 2022

‘All-New Firefly' is a series that mines the familiar elements of the fan-favorite short-lived television series while also digging even deeper to build a bigger and newer foundation that allows the characters and their world to expand in the best way possible. Jayne Cobb remains a highlight of this run, a fact that was once surprising, becoming a much more nuanced and three-dimensional character while retaining many of the elements that were always part of his character.

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All New Firefly (2022) #8

Sep 29, 2022

‘All-New Firefly' continues the quest to make Jayne Cobb a more nuanced character, a pursuit that the series is fully succeeding at month after month. A lot of great artistic work creates a tense yet also calming issue that keeps the reader alert all the way up to a powerful and potentially game-changing cliffhanger. There are only a few issues left, but this series will surely be remembered for the love & dedication it has shown as well as the significant impact it has had upon this universe.

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All New Firefly (2022) #9

Oct 25, 2022

‘All-New Firefly' is rocketing towards it's big damn finale with no signs of slowing down as it continues to focus on Jayne Cobb and makes the character and this world richer with every single page and issue. While it's a shame the series has an endpoint, the story that we've gotten out of these issues has been fantastic and is definitely going to go down as a classic take on this universe of characters.

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All New Firefly (2022) #10

Nov 17, 2022

‘All-New Firefly' expertly brings the various threads that it's been weaving together in order to prepare for the upcoming big series finale issue, putting a striking cap on the fantastic Jayne Cobb growth. This has been such a wonderful series full of rich character work and gorgeous powerful artwork which all showcases just how well this universe can work and continue to be explored over twenty years later.

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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #1

Sep 22, 2021

DC Comics has found its legacy once more and nowhere is that more clear than the stunning first issue of Aquaman: The Becoming. There is a clear love and passion from everyone involved for both Jackson Hyde and everything that is part of Aquaman's world and comic books in general.

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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #2

Nov 4, 2021

Jackson Hyde hits some patches of rough waters as ‘Aquaman: The Becoming' #2 pits the hero against some hard hitting foes that one can't fight with their fists, tapping into the real world in a really relevant and well done way. Every page is a gorgeous journey through Atlantis and Amnesty Bay as this team brings vivid deep life this slice of the DC Comics universe. It's a really fantastic time to be a fan of the Aquaman family and their world.

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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #3

Nov 18, 2021

As Jackson Hyde flees to a former home away from home, more pieces of the puzzle surrounding the plot to frame him begin to make themselves known especially surrounding the new villain Deluge. Truly this series and it's companion Black Manta are breathing a new bit of life into the Atlantean side of the DC Universe, and it's beyond exciting to see.

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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #4

Jan 5, 2022

Passing the halfway point, Aquaman: The Becoming loses no steam as the series continues to flesh out Jackson Hyde's world while taking the character on an emotional roller coaster ride. This fourth issue presents another fantastical yet grounded artistic journey through the widest realms of the DC Universe.

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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #6

Feb 23, 2022

A new Aquaman rises as the hero of multiple worlds, as the baptism of fire and character developing mini-series for Jackson Hyde comes to a satisfying yet tragic ending. As the variety of underwater locales and battles (as well as various parts of the DC Universe) have been brought to gorgeous life, the care and detail put into growing Jackson and his part of the DC Universe have been tremendous. This is not just a must-read for any Jackson or Aquaman fans, but just for comic book fans period.

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Aquamen (2022) #1

Feb 28, 2022

Aquamen's debut issue is the right amount of fun, emotion, and action as it weaves a story built on pre-existing threads that is built to welcome in any new passengers coming on board for this grand journey. It's a bold and beautiful time for the Aquaman/Atlantis portion of DC Comics, and the fans of those realms are going to be eating quite well for the foreseeable future.

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Aquamen (2022) #2

Apr 5, 2022

‘Aquamen' is not only building an intriguing mystery surrounding its title characters but it's also giving the Aqua-family the big Bat-family-like shared world experience that they richly deserve. A colorfully energetic book that puts a heavy emphasis on character relationships and depth, is just what we like to see from this sort of title.

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Aquamen (2022) #3

May 4, 2022

‘Aquamen' continues to do an amazing job at not only focusing on the title characters but overall celebrating the entirety of the Aqua-family and their history, as it sets things up for the future on the horizon. A bright but dark and deep superhero story that revolves around family, is the best way to really begin to pass the baton to Jackson Hyde as the Aquaman of the present and future.

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Aquamen (2022) #4

Jun 1, 2022

‘Aquamen' is not only a fantastic Aquaman family-centered series, it is probably one of the most fun and emotional and family-centric comics on the stands right now. Embracing the legacy of the characters and delving deep into their worlds is bearing great fruit and proves beyond a doubt that these characters are great and have been great and should be featured like this far more. All while giving us a gorgeous energetic action-packed tour of the DC Universe in every issue.

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Aquamen (2022) #5

Jul 6, 2022

‘Aquamen' keeps the proverbial foot on the gas as the series approaches a conclusion, continuing to showcase amazing action laced with strong deep character work and gorgeous colorful visuals. This is a series that many Aquafans have been waiting for, and truly there needs to be something like it after this book wraps.

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Aquamen (2022) #6

Jul 29, 2022

Aquamen takes in its final pages to set aside the superheroics and dive deeper into the intricacy of human interaction/connection, the mixing of politics and fear, as well as grief and the toll of unexpected losses. This has been a truly beautiful and character-driven series that has done so much to expand this family of characters and their world. It will be deeply missed.

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Astonishing Times #1

Jul 30, 2021

OveriewAstonishing Times brilliantly combines superheroes with the literal actual world right outside our windows in a way that celebrates the joy and spark that superheroes bring. Every page is filled with stunningly beautiful artwork that fully encapsulates this wonderful clash of the fantastical and our reality. Truly, a magnificent debut issue.

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Astonishing Times #2

Sep 15, 2021

Astonishing Times wears its big superhero and comic book-loving heart right on its sleeve for all to see on every single page. This creative team has managed to take an age-old question about heroes and reality and give it a shiny new coat of paint and a whole new wonderful bag of tricks.

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Astonishing Times #3

Oct 11, 2021

Astonishing Times continues to weave a tale and flesh out a world where superheroes were real but have left while the world moved on from them, and what comes next when the two worlds collide once more. A truly gorgeous and brilliant series that showcases just what the medium of comics is capable of doing while serving as a love letter to that same medium and genre.

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Astonishing Times #4

Nov 2, 2021

After building up a world, Astonishing Times begins to tear it all down in an action-packed brutal, and revealing issue that continues to prove how much this creative team loves the medium of comic books. Every single page is gorgeous and energetic and feels like the characters might blast right off the pages. If you love superheroes and comic books, this is a series that you need to be reading.

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Astonishing Times #5

Dec 1, 2021

Astonishing Times brings its exploration of the nature of heroes to a close, leaving it all out on the table in an epic, insightful, and relevant action-packed issue. Every aspect of this book has showcased how much this creative team loves comic books and superheroes, as they wove their own addition to the storied genre.

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Batgirls (2021) #1

Dec 23, 2021

At long last, the Batgirls are soaring high in their own series, taking to the streets of Gotham in their own way for their own line of adventures. There is a lot of care and love clearly showcased on each page alongside a lot of colorful bright and popping fun energy that gives the book a unique personality among the line. There are a lot of building blocks being set here that has the potential to create a very solid foundation for hopefully years to come.

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Batgirls (2021) #2

Jan 14, 2022

The reintroduction and reinvention of the Batgirls and their world continues in their new title which is able to juggle world-building, villain introduction, and solid character moments seamlessly together. Every element of the book screams out how much the creative team cares about these characters and their world and how much of their heart and soul they're putting into making this a truly unique and fun book within the Batman-related publishing line.

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Batgirls (2021) #3

Feb 16, 2022

'Batgirls' continues to soar high powered by the depth of character work being showcased and the fact that the creative team shows no fear in building their own part of this rich tapestry and never shying away from why comic books are fun. Every bit of this series has a powerful energy that blends fun and seriousness in just the right proportions that make everything work. This is the book that Batgirl fans have been waiting for.

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Batgirls (2021) #4

Mar 17, 2022

In a vast sea of Bat-related comic books, ‘Batgirls' continues to stand apart and do its own thing while remaining a clear part of this connected universe of titles. Fans of these characters are eating well right now as Batgirls is truly one of the best, fun, and gorgeous books that DC Comics is currently publishing. It's a breath of fresh air and a shining beacon of hope taking place in a dark and sometimes overbearing world.

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Batgirls (2021) #5

Apr 20, 2022

Another month brings another wonderful issue of this fun and heartfelt but action-packed series that does justice to all the Batgirls, finally returning them to the proper spotlight they should always have upon them. Every element of this series is clicking and working together to create something unique within the myriad of Bat-related books, proving how much fun truly can be had in this part of the DC Universe.

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Batgirls (2021) #6

May 16, 2022

Many modern superhero comics are finding the balance between great character moments/depth and blockbuster action once again and ‘Batgirls' is one of the top-shelf examples of how to do it well. This is a book that is energetic and gorgeous and powerful while making the reader feel a lot of things without losing a bit of the fun that is meant to be part of comic books.

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Batgirls (2021) #9

Aug 19, 2022

A deep focus on character is one of the things that makes many people fall in love with comic books, and ‘Batgirls' is one of those series that nails the delicate dance of filling an issue with tons of character moments alongside the superhero action in all the right amounts. A vividly colorful and fun series that is a delight from the first page to the last with each and every single issue so far.

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Batgirls (2021) #10

Sep 22, 2022

‘Batgirls' continues to capture a sort of old-school comic feeling mixed with a lot of modern sensibilities as it gives the main characters the spotlight that they truly deserve. A colorful, fun, emotional, silly, serious, and human feeling series that is a true delight to open up every single month. Anyone that is a fan of comic books should be picking this series up because it's pure comic book goodness.

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Batgirls (2021) #11

Oct 21, 2022

'Batgirls' is a series that anyone can point to with certainty as an example of what a great comic superhero comic book can be, and maybe should be, as it taps into a classic type of energy with modern sensibilities. A totally whimsical fun light adventure that comes with a sharp bite, but plenty of laughter and bright vivid gorgeous visuals that pop right off the page.

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Batgirls (2021) #12

Nov 10, 2022

‘Batgirls' might have reached the end of Bat Girl Summer, but the fall and beyond for these characters is just as bright and awesome. There is a great energy and style to this book that makes sure it never loses a step and is fun but serious at the same time month after month, a clear love on the page from everyone involved.

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Batgirls (2021) Annual: 2022

Nov 30, 2022

'Batgirls' meets 'Freaky Friday' in the first annual for one of DC Comics' most colorful and fun books on the stands. Far more pages give us more time with the Batgirls as their world continues to grow and solidify, continuing to be a dynamic colorful, and very energetic place to visit full of so much character depth.

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Beyond (2022): Mary Jane & Black Cat #1

Jan 28, 2022

Tapping into the Spider-Man Beyond realm, this issue serves not only as a fun team-up between the title characters but puts a definitive statement in place about who and what Felicia Hardy/Black Cat is as a person and character. This is the perfect epilogue to properly close out what was truly among the best titles that Marvel Comics was publishing the past few years.

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9.5
Beyond the Breach #1

Jul 20, 2021

Beyond the Breach's debut issue solidly sets up the concept and nightmarish scenario of this book within the first few pages and doesn't let go as it races towards quite the cliffhanger. Gorgeously beautiful and horrific scenes are brought to life by the supremely talented art team for the book. Most definitely one of the strongest debut issues of the year.

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Beyond the Breach #2

Aug 26, 2021

'Beyond the Breach' continues to draw the audience even further into a bizarre and truly horrifyingly brutal world where there are more questions than there are answers, which is delightful, before dropping a game-changing cliffhanger. All of this is brought to life with some distinctive and quite beautiful artwork that never shies away from the true horror and hardship of this situation.

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Beyond the Breach #3

Sep 24, 2021

AfterShocks Beyond the Beach is an emotional, brutal, gorgeous science fiction horror series that keeps dropping little crumbs that deepen the overall mystery of the series. Strong character work and a group effort that pulls out all the stops in creating a living and breathing new world beyond imagination help this series heavily stand out from the pack.

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Beyond the Breach #4

Oct 28, 2021

The secret of the breach stands revealed in a truly engaging fourth issue of Beyond The Breach, which continues to flesh out this amazing science fiction world evne with only one more issue to go. Every inch of this brutal and horrifying yet intriguing world has been lovingly given life to the level where it all feels lived-in and weighty, showing just how great this creative team is at building worlds.

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Beyond the Breach #5

Dec 1, 2021

Beyond the Breach hit the gas right away in issue one and hasn't let up, even as the gorgeous trippy brutal, and emotional science fiction horror series comes to a conclusion. There are so many unexplored avenues presented within this intricate and fleshed-out world, showcasing the depth that this creative team achieved with this series. While this conclusion is satisfying (and heartbreaking), it also leaves one craving far more from this team and from this world.

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Black Cat (2020) #3

Feb 25, 2021

Pulling off a heist against a space god was the easy part, now Felicia Hardy faces a temptation-filled walk down memory lane with the ever-present threat of Knull looming overhead.

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Black Cat (2020) #4

Apr 1, 2021

Black Cat continues to do what it does best, creating big and bold and fun stories filled with compelling and fully detailed characters while turning the point of view over to a newer character. The often noirish style of the series continues with colorful and smooth art that fires on all cylinders whether the moment is quiet or action-packed.

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9.8
Black Cat (2020) #5

Apr 14, 2021

Black Cat continues to be one of the very best books on the stands from Marvel as the creative team delivers a truly stunning and emotional journey wrapped up in all the trappings of a traditional (but Marvelized) heist story. Every page is a delight to look upon and the issue hammers home just how great a character Felicia Hardy truly can be.

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9.8
Black Cat (2020) #6

May 12, 2021

Everything about this series just continues to click and get better with every single issue that is released. Gorgeous dynamic engaging panels surrounded by a heartfelt and emotional and humorous story that never misses hammering home the true character moments alongside the superhero comics type spectacle. Truly a masterclass of the levels all superhero adjacent comic books should be aiming for.

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Black Cat (2020) #7

Jun 4, 2021

This series continues to be one of the most heartfelt and character-driven books on the stands as it can rip your heart out and repair it all within the very same issue, in the best way possible time and time again. Creative, dynamic, energetic, and emotional are all words that perfectly describe every single artistic contribution to this issue and the series as a whole. 2021 is the year of the Black Cat, and that sounds like a pretty great year.

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Black Cat (2020) #8

Jul 29, 2021

Black Cat remains one of the best books being published currently as it continues to fill its pages with fantastic humor, fun heist moments, and great heartfelt character moments and depth. All of that is perfectly captured by the gorgeous and dynamic art that brings this character and her world to life. Felicia Hardy's star continues to rise within the Marvel Universe, just like she deserves.

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Black Cat (2020) #9

Aug 19, 2021

One of Marvel Comics' best books continues to pull out all the stops, truly showcasing what an all-around awesome and even terrifying character Felicia Hardy can be. A thoughtful, sassy, and fun issue is brought to stunning life by one of the best creative teams around who just keep hitting it out of the park month after month.

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Black Cat (2020) #10

Sep 30, 2021

Felicia Hardy's stellar defining series is coming to an end but the creative team isn't slowing down, making sure that this fantastic series is going out with a bang. This creative team and every member that has contributed along the way has done amazing things and should be at the top of publisher's lists for projects going forward.

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9.5
Black Cat (2020) Annual #1

Jul 1, 2021

Black Cat Annual throws Felicia Hardy into a world different than her usual stomping ground but doesn't lose a bit of the series trademark humor, fun, and emotional weight. Truly fun and colorful and engaging artwork that continues the book's great trend to play with panel & page layouts fill every single page. It's a great intro sort of issue to Felicia and the book's style for new readers ahead of the upcoming Infinity Stones centric story arc.

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Black Cat (2020): Infinity Score #1

Dec 9, 2021

There are comic books and then there are comic books that take their audience on a truly transformative emotional journey, and Balck Cat has most assuredly been one of those books from start to finish. This is a truly special book that should be placed on every comic book fan's shelves to be read over and over again. Gorgeous, fun, emotional, heartbreaking, funny, and honestly one of the best books that Marvel has ever published.

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #1

Mar 19, 2021

An action-packed debut issue with an intriguing plotline and no fear of exploring some of the deeper topics and subjects centered around the emotional human experience. Beautiful artwork, bouts of dark humor, and a personality that lets it stand apart from other Marvel books make it all even better.

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #2

Apr 23, 2021

With the debut out of the way, Black Knight's second issue sidelines a lot of the action for colorful Marvel history lessons but never forgets the fantastic emotional mental character work being done on Dane Whitman. Stunning and energetic visuals showcase the art team's ability to shift between action and expository quieter moments at the drop of a hat.

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #3

May 21, 2021

Black Knight's moody dark bloody mythological depressive and humorous status continues to allow it to stand apart from many other comic books upon the shelves. With the swords, flying horses, mystical beings, and deep ties to Camelot the series fills the epic fantasy niche that isn't explored near enough within Marvel. To top it off it's a rich character study not afraid to dive into the mental toll that heroics and life within the Marvel Universe begin to take on individuals.

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #4

Jul 2, 2021

Black Knight's penultimate issue brings the action while doing far more to continue the series deconstruction and reconstruction of the lore surrounding the history of the knight and Camelot itself. Every page is just full of glorious beautiful emotionally brutal and honest artwork that sells every single moment. This is the type of Black Knight series that many fans have been waiting for.

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #5

Jul 29, 2021

Black Knights concluding issue sufficiently and wonderfully wraps up many of the overarching plotlines or focuses of the miniseries while also building a whole new realm of mythology to explore moving forward. Every bit of the artwork brilliantly mixes darkness with also the brightness of hope and heroic energy that fills the issue. If you haven't checked out this series already, it surely should be on your to-read list.

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Black Manta (2021) #1

Sep 14, 2021

Aquaman's arch-enemy gains his own series that throws readers into the deep end while hoping they can stay afloat to see what is next. It's a series that has a dark and sharp edge to it, much like the character that is its main star.

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Black Manta (2021) #2

Oct 26, 2021

Black Manta's second issue retains its breakneck pace as it takes time to flesh out the world and give readers a bit more foundation to stand upon while maintaining its visually distinct stylings. Books centered around villains can be a bit of a hard sale, and this series doesn't shy away from that while also presenting enough to make it not quite so hard.

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Black Manta (2021) #3

Nov 10, 2021

More pieces of the puzzle are revealed as Black Manta has a welcome rough charm both for the main character and for the series itself, adding a ton of new layers to the Atlantean realm and this decades-old character. Everything presented here bodes quite well for the upcoming Aquamen series and for the Aquaman-related line overall.

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Black Manta (2021) #4

Dec 24, 2021

Black Manta continues to thread the needle in regards to presenting its title character as a flawed but interesting man on a mission, by surrounding him with a ton of interesting and diverse characters. A character with many rough edges needs an art team that can bring that to vivid accurate life and that's just what this series has.

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Black Manta (2021) #5

Jan 25, 2022

Black Manta continues to be a stylishly gorgeous exploration of not just the title villainous character but also a variety of very pressing real-world issues told through the lens of superhero fantastical worlds. There aren't many books on the stands like Black Manta coming from the big publishers, which makes it stand out even more and mean so much more. This is a must-read book.

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Black Manta (2021) #6

Feb 17, 2022

Black Manta sails into its final issue keeping the same energy it's had all along, adding new levels and insights to the rough around the edges title character without sacrificing who or what he is along the way. This series shows how to go about tackling a book that is about a pretty hardcore villain while also speaking to relevant topical issues with some superhero flair.

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Black Panther (2021) #1

Dec 2, 2021

It's a bold new day in Wakanda as the latest Black Panther series dives deep into political and social realms while diving deeply into the shadowy realms of spy stories. The oversized debut issue has a lot to say wrapped up in a truly gorgeous and cinematic-like presentation that is worth the price of admission alone.

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Black Panther (2021) #2

Dec 29, 2021

Black Panther's new run continues and delves much deeper into the political spy thriller realm, allowing the cast to explore more & speak their minds about the actions of a king. There is such a cinematic quality to this series, as the art team infuses every page with powerful energy and unique look.

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Black Panther (2021) #3

Feb 3, 2022

Black Panther hits the big number of 200 as the main story keeps adding deeper and deeper levels to T'Challa's mistrust and the spy thriller world he's become embroiled within. A handful of very relevant backup stories help add even more to Wakanda and the tale of the Black Panther.

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Black Panther (2021) #4

Mar 9, 2022

T'Challa's descent into paranoia and the realm of spy thrillers continues, as the former King makes a choice that could greatly change the direction of his mission and the overall future of Wakanda. Black Panther's latest series hits all the right notes as a political spy thriller meets a superhero series.

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Black Panther (2021) #5

Apr 20, 2022

As more pieces of the assassination-filled puzzle are revealed, Black Panther and his allies find themselves being pulled deeper into a web of deceit partially of their own making. Framing a Black Panther series as a spy and political thriller is a great move and breathes some very different life into the character and his world.

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8.5
Black Panther (2021) #6

Jun 8, 2022

It all comes crumbling down as T'Challa's choices and secrets put everything he's worked for and his very life at the greatest of risks. This continues to be an intriguing series that puts the title character and the supporting cast into interesting and very realistic positions as a nation struggles to figure out its place in the future politically and in other ways.

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8.5
Black Panther (2021) #7

Jul 12, 2022

Black Panther's exploration of T'Challa and the sins he has committed continues as the character is brought to a point that should make future stories with him even more interesting, depending on where the conclusion of this story arc goes. Some moments of this story have been stronger than others, but overall it continues to be a very intriguing storyline for the character and for Wakanda as a whole.

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Black Panther (2021) #8

Aug 16, 2022

Black Panther's first story arc comes to a powerful, emotional, and fitting ending as various threads are wrapped up and the future of the title character and Wakanda is decided. Not all the paths to this moment were clear or steady but the destination and the journey were worth the wait. T'Challa and Wakanda are left in some very interesting places, continuing to change both more than they have in years for the better.

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Black Panther (2021) #9

Sep 14, 2022

‘Black Panther' turns the page and enters a new very strange chapter following the very tense dramatic thriller that opened this latest series for the former king of Wakanda. A new artistic creative team brings some interesting life to this series and brings great energy that helps this story sail along.

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Black Panther (2021) #10

Oct 19, 2022

‘Black Panther' continues to disassemble its title character stripping more away from the former king as he comes to grips with his own sins while dealing with the threat of the almost comically on-the-nose Colonialist. There are bits to like here and the overall message, while blatant, does hit in its own way.

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Black Panther (2021) #11

Nov 7, 2022

‘Black Panther' returns to where it all began, revealing the mastermind that has been pulling the strings since issue one in a story that continues to test T'Challa and pull the character apart more and more. Some solid conversations and some great bits with the Avengers as well as solid powerful artwork make this story work pretty well.

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Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer (2021) #1

Dec 14, 2021

Buffy enters the tired and true realm of dystopian future-type stories, as the former slayer finds her way within a still-dangerous world that seemingly no longer has any need or want for her. This is a book that surely will speak to long-time Buffy fans as it treads the line very close to the television series world while also doing its own things to expand the familiar but different world.

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9
Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer (2021) #2

Jan 19, 2022

Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer bucks the trends of most nostalgic stories by taking what is known and building off it to reinvent the franchise and present a vision of what could have been or still could be. In just two issues this team has created a world that would be very interesting to see explored well beyond the four-issue confines of this mini-series, as there are so many avenues and characters and aspects yet to be seen.

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Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer (2021) #3

Feb 17, 2022

With only one issue to go, Buffy's dark future adventure begins to set up a lot of the pieces of past and present in order to prepare the slayer and friends for their final big confrontation. There is so much left to explore in this world, which speaks to just how well it's been built and cared for by the amazing creative team.

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Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer (2021) #4

Mar 15, 2022

Buffy Summers' dystopian-like future adventure comes to a close as the former slayer and her allies put all their cards on the table to try and save the world, one more time. There is a true love evident on all fronts for these characters and the world they inhabit while also allowing themselves to fully do their own things. Like many great finales, it changes things while leaving plenty on the table to potentially be explored one day.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019): Buffy '97 #1

Jul 7, 2022

Strap on the roller blades, grab your Discman, and head on down to the mall for some shopping fun because Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taking a trip back to where it all began in the radical '90s. Boom Studio's latest Buffy story is a really fun one-shot that is pure fun in every aspect while it maintains the spirit and character of the beloved television series.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019): The 25th Anniversary #1

Apr 7, 2022

BOOM! Studios celebrates a quarter-century of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' by giving the slayer and her supporting cast of characters their due in a number of well-crafted, fun, emotional, and fulfilling stories. All the love these creators have for the world and characters is clear on the pages and bodes well for the continued future of this franchise in Boom's capable hands.

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Byte Sized #2

Jan 27, 2021

Mysteries abound and tension rises ever higher in the second issue of AWA Studio's latest series, as it continues to hit the mark of the kid-focused stories of yesteryear.

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9
Byte Sized #3

Feb 22, 2021

Children and robots are formally introduced as the threat they face makes itself known, born through the cruelty of the U.S. Government.

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9.5
Byte Sized #4

Mar 31, 2021

Bite-Sized delightfully dances through waves of nostalgia to deliver a familiar, but original story of robots, family, and humanity that is fitting for child and adult alike. Colorful, bright, and engaging art leaps off the pages and takes on a life of its own, displaying the horror and wonder and the personality of every single character. A solid series that leaves the reader begging for more.

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8.5
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #0

Apr 22, 2022

Two Captain Americas for the price of one as Marvel Comics kicks off a brand new era for the star-spangled heroes. A gorgeous character-driven throwback style issue propels Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers into their next chapters, side by side.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #1

May 19, 2022

Sam Wilson's second chance as the high-flying Captain America is off to a fantastic action-packed gorgeously crafted beginning as Marvel keeps their new Captain America era rolling along. There is so much to appreciate and dig into within this issue as it just sets the tone in a perfect and hard-hitting way, promising a wonderful journey ahead.

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9.5
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #2

Jul 7, 2022

Sam Wilson's return to the mantle of Captain America continues as this new series pulls off that delicate dance of all-out action while still hitting all the right character notes to breathe interesting life into this stable of characters. This is a gorgeous energetic powerful book that is making its mark to one day be one of those classic runs that people talk about and read over and over again.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #3

Aug 4, 2022

The clues and roadblocks continue to pile up for Captain America and Falcon as they try to discover the secret behind smuggled Vibranium and what ties it all has to Wakanda and a human trafficking ring as well. A truly gorgeous fun and powerful book that speaks to why Sam Wilson should be Captain America and really puts the hero to work dealing with a complicated world.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #4

Aug 31, 2022

‘Captain America: Symbol of Truth' begins to weave a variety of threads together as the heroes and villains are finally coming face to face, yet their overall plans still remain somewhat in the dark. This series is able to fantastically create a thrilling slow burning overall storyline because the focus on character moments and depth help propel this slick action-packed fun series along.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #5

Oct 6, 2022

‘Captain America: Symbol of Truth' #5 wraps up the series' first story arc with heated political debates, international consequences, and sets up all the pieces for the next part of the White Wolf's background manipulations. Sam Wilson's return to carrying the shield and mantle in his own series has been very successful, making sure to stay true to the character while displaying why he's very much needed as a different type of Captain America.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #6

Oct 24, 2022

‘Captain America: Symbol of Truth' is one-hundred precent a Captain America story through the lens of Sam Wilson which is a fantastic thing to see, as it explores a lot of pressing long-time and still happening issues. A solid action story with some great political thriller DNA, pitting the hero against an unseen enemy in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #7

Dec 2, 2022

A face from the past complicates the present as ‘Captain America: Symbol Of Truth' continues to pit the title character against unseen forces around the world as he showcases what his version of Captain America will be. An intriguing issue that is heavily focused on two characters and a conflict, moving the plot forward a bit with some solid action scenes and colorful moments.

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Catwoman (2018) #29

Mar 18, 2021

Catwoman enters Infinite Frontier firing on all cylinders with tremendous storytelling & gorgeous noirish artwork while adding Poison Ivy, Riddler, the Magistrate, and more to Selina Kyle's world. Every issue continues to prove why this series is a must-read for comic book fans.

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9.5
Catwoman (2018) #30

Apr 22, 2021

Catwoman presents a stylish and moody, yet dangerous neo-noir version of Gotham City while continuing to build a life for Selina Kyle that is just outside the world of Batman. Blanco and Bellaire are their own dynamic duo as they breathe gorgeous life into the world they are building.

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9.5
Catwoman (2018) #31

May 20, 2021

Catwoman continues to stand out at a time when the entirety of the Gotham line of books is at the top of their game, with a moody stylistic flare mixed with noir heist elements and realistic deep character-driven moments. Every single moment and panel is placed with deliberate intent that services the book's overall plots while also enhancing the overall plot that runs through the entire line of books. This creative team is hitting it out of the park over and over again, with no signs that they can or will be slowed down in any way.

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10
Catwoman (2018) #32

Jun 22, 2021

Catwoman #32 achieves the perfect fusion of a stand-alone/new reader-friendly type issue that also is firmly entrenched within and furthers the ongoing plot of this stellar must-read series. Not a single artistic beat is missed with a guest artist as the neo-noirish style continues and presents the reader with a variety of similar but very differently depicted vignettes set to answer the overall question posed by the issue's very title. Selina Kyle is a force of nature and this series continues to rocket her to the levels she deserves to be at within the echelon of DC Comics characters.

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10
Catwoman (2018) #33

Jul 22, 2021

Catwoman has steadily and slowly been building a number of plotlines that all collide in this powerful and well-crafted issue that continues this series' run as truly one of the best books on the stands. The reunited regular art team pulls out all the stops as their neo-norish style changes ever so slightly to really hit home how brutal and dangerous this story arc truly is for Selina Kyle and every one of her allies. This is the series that Catwoman and Catwoman fans truly deserve.

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Catwoman (2018) #34

Aug 18, 2021

All paths have led to this very moment as Father Valley and Catwoman collide in one of the most powerful and devastatingly beautiful issues in a run that has been amazing with every single issue. Truly, go now and pick this series up in print or digital format and catch up because there is no doubt it will only continue to get better and better with everything to come.

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Catwoman (2018) #35

Sep 29, 2021

Fear State arrives and adds another layer to the chaos and destruction and loss that has befallen Selina Kyle's life and Alleytown as a whole. As the clock ticks down closer to the final issue of this stellar sure to be classic run, everyone involved continues to put everything into creating one of the best books on the stands right now.

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Catwoman (2018) #36

Oct 22, 2021

All the pieces have been set up as all roads have been leading here, Catwoman and her allies and the forces of the Magistrate are clashing with the fate of Alley Town at stake. One of the best definitive runs that Selina Kyle has ever had is going strong as the finish line is very nearly in sight, promising to finish strong and continue to make a mark on this character and the DC Universe.

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10
Catwoman (2018) #37

Nov 29, 2021

The battle for Alleytown has come to an end, and Catwoman stands triumphant in the conclusion of the book's final story arc leading into this creative team's big final issue. All the emotional and character depth as well as the fun that has resonated through every fiber of this run is on full display here as a reminder of just how great this book has been.

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10
Catwoman (2018) #38

Dec 28, 2021

Catwoman's current run has come to an end in the most emotional, fun, beautiful, and hopeful way that it can which is befitting the character and perfectly describes this entire run. Truly this run is certain to go down in history as one of the best starring Selina Kyle and needs to be read by every person that calls themselves a Catwoman fan. Selina Kyle is a force of nature and this series helped firmly entrench her at the levels she deserves to be at within the echelon of DC Comics characters.

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Catwoman (2018) #39

Jan 20, 2022

A whole new era begins for Selina Kyle that picks up where the last one left off, keeping the same character-heavy fun noirish energy while adding a whole new cast and setting for the master thief to play with. A stylish and gorgeous book that is just crackling with energy, kicking off what should be a pretty awesome new run.

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Catwoman (2018) #40

Mar 2, 2022

Selina Kyle's new era continues to show that it's a Catwoman world and we're all just living in it. Everything about this book is just clicking as it has been through both the current & previous creative teams, giving a lot of other Gotham books and other comic books in general a run for their money.

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Catwoman (2018) #41

Mar 23, 2022

An old friend returns after a long time away, as Selina Kyle's world continues to get deadlier when Black Mask and the crime families make their next move. Catwoman's new creative team continues to create one of the most beautiful, fun, and unique books around keeping the series at the top as one of the best books DC Comics is publishing.

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Catwoman (2018) #42

Apr 27, 2022

‘Catwoman' is such an intriguing series full of great character depth/development with stunningly gorgeous artwork and a storyline that has brought new life to a portion of Gotham City and those that reside there. With this issue, the series continues its year and a half long streak of being one of the best books being published by DC Comics and one of the best comic books on the shelves period.

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Catwoman (2018) #43

May 25, 2022

Catwoman takes Selina out of Gotham proper for a compelling, fun, and dangerous road trip that allows for great action but also all the same deep emotional character development and fun that makes this book a delight month after month. The addition of Harley Quinn is perfect and brings a different look and life to the book with Bengal stepping on board for this leg of the trip.

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Catwoman (2018) #44

Jun 30, 2022

Catwoman's two-issue fun but dangerous road trip comes to a conclusion, with plenty of wild action and fun but also unexpected endings that will surely have consequences moving forward. This series continues its pretty steady run now as one of the most gorgeous, fun, and all-around best series on the stands as Selina Kyle gets the spotlight and development she deserves.

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Catwoman (2018) #45

Jul 26, 2022

Things in Gotham are petty darn good these days across the variety of titles, one of the books at the top is ‘Catwoman' which continues its couple of years reign as one of the best books that DC Comics has been putting on shelves. It's gorgeous, sexy, fun, emotional, full of wild slick action, deep character moments and development, and just a whole lot of comic book goodness.

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Catwoman (2018) #46

Aug 23, 2022

Issue after issue, ‘Catwoman' continues to be a gorgeous, sexy, and character-rich peek into the title character's heart and mind mixed with a street-level crime story showcasing a different side of Gotham from the other Bat-line titles. Selina Kyle has been elevated to the spotlight level that she has long deserved thanks to the past few runs on this book. Anyone who is not reading this series needs to add it to their list right away.

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Catwoman (2018) #47

Sep 28, 2022

No matter where the action is, ‘Catwoman' continues to focus heavily on the characters and the world that it has created, advancing the story in both smaller and bigger ways at the same time. A new artistic vision adds to the beauty and power that this series has displayed month after month, keeping a similar energy running no matter which people are handling the various artistic elements.

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Catwoman (2018) #48

Oct 26, 2022

‘Catwoman' takes the international mission of the cat burglar and turns it into a rescue mission blocked by family drama and a masked criminal with a score to settle. Such a gorgeous, emotional, sexy, and fun series that keeps building upon what has come before as it takes the title character further and further while keeping her in the spotlight she deserves to be living within.

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Catwoman (2018) #49

Nov 22, 2022

Things get a lot more complicated and even more allies and enemies are brought onto the playing field as ‘Catwoman' continues to delve deep into the character and escalate her war on the mob elements plaguing Gotham City. A handful of solid action scenes accompany a really interesting character-heavy issue that addresses a lot of what Catwoman is going through as she tries to have her foot in numerous worlds at the same time.

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9.8
Catwoman (2018) Annual: 2021

Jun 30, 2021

Catwoman is truly one of the best books being published right now and the series doesn't miss a single beat as it delves into the origins of a new character in an annual that builds upon what the regular issues have already laid down. Three complimentary art styles perfectly combine to bring various eras of the story to life while being tied together by wonderful shifting coloring and lettering. This issue and the entire series should be on the must-read list for any DC Comics or just comic book fan.

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Champions (2020) #5

Feb 18, 2021

The Champions continue their fight against the government as the X-Men step in to land a helping hand and to impart some wisdom about how tough the world truly can be.

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Champions (2020) #6

Apr 21, 2021

Champions #6 never misses a beat from the previous issues even with a new creative team, who bring their own energy and sensibilities as they perfectly capture teenage voices and the issues that face many of us in the world today. Bright and colorful superheroic colors mesh with the colorful and bright aspects of corporations creating a delightful visual buffet within the issue.

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Champions (2020) #7

May 21, 2021

Champions continues to deliver a vibrant and emotional character-driven story that perfectly finds its teenage voice while turning an eye towards hard to solve issues that plague both fictional and real worlds. Comic series like this truly showcase that teenage-focused titles can not only thrive but have a well-deserved place within the publishing realm.

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Champions (2020) #8

Jul 22, 2021

Champions continues to deliver high-quality deeply emotional character-driven work wrapped up in an energetic and emotive and gorgeous artistic package. Every bit of the issue is heavy in the best way possible with the history, relationships, traumas, hopes, dreams, and plans of these teenage superheroes showcasing just how much the creative team knows and cares about them. Children are the future, and this book is exactly what the present and future of good superhero comics should aspire to be like.

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Champions (2020) #9

Sep 16, 2021

Champions is not only the type of comic book we need right now, it is the type of gorgeous character-driven youthful series focused on real-life issues that we deserve. One of a handful of books that Marvel needs to make sure they truly study and learn from going forward, becuase it's one of the best on the shelves.

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Champions (2020) #10

Oct 7, 2021

The Champions concluding chapter more than sticks the landing, it presents a tremendously solid wrap-up to the overarching plotlines of the book while never wavering from the character-focused heart that made the series soar. This creative team proved that teen-focused books can and do work still, creating one of the best books around, and Marvel should get them on something else together sooner rather than later.

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Children of the Atom (2021) #2

Apr 14, 2021

This series doesn't leave reality at the door and that makes the issue and the overall series all the stronger. A truly compelling and deep issue that really digs into the depths that are offered by the new Krakoan status quo for the X-Line.

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Children of the Atom (2021) #3

May 13, 2021

With only three issues out the series has catapulted itself to the top levels of the list of books that are able to really deliver on all the emotional and character depth that much of the audience is craving. Gorgeous popping emotional and dramatic artwork fills every single page and helps fully bring these characters even more to life. The series is not only a love letter to the world of the X-Men and Marvel Comics but just to comics in general and what they can be at their best.

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Children of the Atom (2021) #4

Jun 15, 2021

Children of the Atom continues to flesh out its deeply relatable cast of young characters, building its own solid found family that all have their own feelings, thoughts, issues, wants, and goals while still being true to themselves and one another. The art continues to hit all the right notes from both the heavily emotional moments to the action-packed ones, every aspect fitting together like a piece in a glorious puzzle. Just another solid series that proves that teenage-led books not only can work at Marvel but do work and need to stick around long-term with solid creative teams like this.

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Children of the Atom (2021) #5

Jul 7, 2021

Children of the Atom is the perfect example of how to approach the X-Men and their world for a modern era that strives to truly represent the diversity of humanity. Beautiful, creative, and energetic artwork fills every single page and slides easily between heartfelt & heart-wrenching moments to action-packed moments with the COTA heroes and X-Men. Everything about this book just clicks and it's exactly the type of series that Marvel should be producing for years to come.

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Children of the Atom (2021) #6

Aug 13, 2021

Children of the Atom closes out its short but powerful run with one of the best issues to truly dig into every part of the X-Men as a metaphor for marginalized groups idea. Stunning powerfully emotive artwork and character moments have been the strength of this series and that continues to be the case with the final issue. This series is truly a must-read for anyone that is an X-Men or comic book fan.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1034

Mar 25, 2021

A new creative team breathes new life into Batman's longest running title as well as into the man that is behind the cape and cowl. A stylized and gorgeous book, the series keeps the mystery/detective vibes that one expects while digging deeper into what the new status quo means for the city and its protector.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1035

Apr 28, 2021

Everything about one of DC Comics' oldest series feels fresh and exciting again as the new creative team continues to build upon Batman's new status quo and an even more dangerous Gotham. Every moment of the issue lives up to the book's name as the mysteries deepen, and the colorful and gorgeous, and stylized artwork makes every page a joy to behold. This month's backup provides a rare welcome deeper look into one of the all too often forgotten members of the extended Bat-family of characters.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1036

May 26, 2021

Detective Comics continues to be a gorgeous, colorful, dark, horrifying, and character-driven journey into Bruce Wayne's new status quo that builds a solid supporting foundation alongside an ever-darkening mystery. Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora, Jordie Bellaire, and Aditya Bidikar are the perfect team to bring these stories and this world to life as they pull out all the stops and deliver a truly amazing Detective Comics run.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1037

Jun 10, 2021

The new creative direction remains entertaining and adds so much to Bruce Wayne's world while expanding out Gotham and its citizens in many ways. Unfortunately, a problematic artist has come aboard causing the book to lose some of its very uniquely stylized look that had been established in prior issues. The addition of backups continues to allow for more characters to get the spotlight as the past and present of Gotham and Batman grow in intriguing ways.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1038

Jun 25, 2021

While the story, coloring, lettering, and backup are all putting in all the effort to make this a really great book there is no escaping the toxic cloud that is over it all because of Viktor Bogdanovic's presence on the book. DC Comics choice to continue to give work to problematic creators when there are so many other deserving individuals (check out the backup artwork) who should be given this chance. The rest of the creative team does not at all deserve this as their work is beyond great.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1039

Jul 14, 2021

Detective Comics' new team brings their first arc to a mostly satisfactory conclusion, that feels somewhat rushed while also being dragged down a bit by the continued presence of Viktor Bogdanovic on the book. What should be one of DC Comics' top books continues to be marred by the company leadership's choices to keep bringing toxic and problematic creators back into the fold.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1040

Jul 28, 2021

Detective Comics continues the plot of the previous arc while taking a momentary deviation to spend more focus on Bruce Wayne, while also sadly figuratively and literally burning down the new world it built for him not too long ago. The series artistic trio is reunited to bring another stunningly gorgeous and well-developed issue that firmly showcases how darkly beautiful Gotham can be as well as perfectly capturing the dire mood of this story.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1041

Aug 17, 2021

After a number of more action-packed city-wide terror type of issues, Detective Comics returns to a semblance of the intriguing status quo change that it promised when this run began so many months ago. Much like Batman, when the normal creative team is together and firing on all cylinders the imagery of Gotham City is dynamic and bold and stylish and beautiful in it's own often dark ways.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1042

Aug 30, 2021

After nine issues, the opening salvo of the new Detective Comics run comes to an ending that is a mixed bag of results. Solid character work and really great colors and lettering save what could otherwise be a mostly middle-of-the-road and lackluster conclusion while showcasing some hope for what might come down the line.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1043

Oct 4, 2021

Detective Comics joins the fall Batline event while making sure to keep threading some of its own plotlines, and continuing to bring Gotham to colorful dangerous gorgeous life. Despite how big the event is and how much action there is within the issue it maintains a smaller tight character-focused energy all the way through.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1044

Nov 2, 2021

Detective Comics really leans into the fear part of Fear State by telling a tightly confined horror story within the heart of Gotham, continuing the odd couple pairing of Batman and Mayor Nakano. This art team has brought new life and energy to Gotham City as a whole and that continues here as they flex their muscles with making Gotham's sewers energetic but also truly utterly terrifying to boot.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1045

Dec 2, 2021

Detective Comics wraps up its entry into the Fear State, by doing its own thing with a confined horror story centered around two men hashing things out and potentially building a better future. This series shines when it can tell tighter down to Earth stories, that allow the artistic team free reign to showcase just how beautiful scary creepy, and stunning Gotham City and its events can be.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1046

Dec 31, 2021

With this issue we're delivered an ending that is also a solid beginning, casting an eye towards what is to come in Detective Comics for 2022. The character-centric street-level focus of this book continues to make it one of the best runs of this book in quite some time, and should only get better as it delves deeper into the bat-family as a whole very soon.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1047

Jan 6, 2022

DC Comics' weekly Shadows of the Bat event kicks off in a smashing bloody way that stays true to the world and to all the various characters that populate this story. A beautiful debut by the first of the three new art teams, boosted by a stunning back-up that dives deeper into the effects Batman, Arkham, and others have on Gotham as a whole.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1048

Jan 12, 2022

Shadows of the Bat's second week adds needed context to the overall storyline and some new characters, revealing more pieces to the overarching puzzle that is Arkham Tower. Both stories of this book showcase a deep knowledge and love for the Batman-related portion of DC Comics, painting a beautiful picture of this flawed but still hopeful city they call home.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1049

Jan 20, 2022

Shadows Of The Bat continues to create new mysteries while poking at the darkness that surrounds the shining new Arkham Tower, building more and more to the eventual collapse we've already been witness to. Stellar artwork and great depth of character are major selling points to this already truly fascinating and engaging event story.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1050

Jan 31, 2022

Detective Comics #1050 is a jam-packed celebration of not only the legacy and history of the generally-Batman-centric series but of a number of other characters that are part of Batman's world. Shadows of the Bat continues to present a character-driven gorgeous but terrifying story full of twists and turns while the two backups showcase far different but tied-together takes on Batman and his presence in the world.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1051

Feb 9, 2022

Act two of' Shadows of The Bat' kicks off as ‘Detective Comics' #1051 begins to peel back the curtain around ‘Doctor Ocean' and just how the patients of Arkham Tower are being “helped,” as the house of cards that is the tower begins to sway towards its inevitable collapse. Another gorgeous character deep issue brings a lot of energy and keeps developing the big Gotham-centric plotlines while showcasing all that makes this new run fantastic.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1052

Feb 16, 2022

Detective Comics is the perfect place to truly explore the whole of the Bat-family and Gotham itself, and Shadows of the Bat has shown that fantastically. There is a fun but dark energy through this book but its ensemble nature and shuffling character spotlight help to make this one of the best runs of this book.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1053

Feb 21, 2022

Detective Comics' main and backup stories both perfectly work to ramp up the tension as the moments where the characters are close to reaching breaking points or making big choices move closer and closer to reality. Every bit of these stories feels important and emotional and real with such depth on all levels. The art teams are bringing their A-game every time and knocking it out of the park.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1054

Feb 24, 2022

Detective Comics' slow unraveling of Arkham Tower hits a climactic point as all the pieces on the chessboard have been moved to their corresponding points to match where they were as this event storyline began weeks ago. The publisher's namesake book continues to prove why it's one of the best on the shelves with such great character moments, fantastic artwork, and deep stories that drag your right into the action.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1055

Mar 7, 2022

'Shadows Of The Bat' enters its final act as things take a dangerous and chaotic turn, putting various characters into dangerous positions as familiar new players enter the game. Both stories in this issue showcase the inherent dangers that can be present in Gotham, where the struggle between light and dark is heavy and takes a major toll on those caught in the middle.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1056

Mar 9, 2022

Shadows of the Bat has been a non-stop emotional character-driven roller coaster from the first issue, in all the best ways possible. Despite things falling apart in many respects that Bat-Family proves just how good they are as they are two steps ahead, and even when things get to their worst their mentor returns to have their back in such a time of need.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1057

Mar 23, 2022

‘Shadows of the Bat' soars into its penultimate issue, bringing all the pieces together in an awesome character-driven action-packed issue for the Bat-family that also teases some potentially intriguing long-term storylines, including a possible future for Arkham Tower itself. This is exactly the type of book that the Bat-family of titles has needed for quite some time, and hopefully, even with Batman's return the family and Gotham itself continues to get this same level of perfect coverage and love.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1058

Mar 25, 2022

A powerhouse team of creators came together to make Shadows of the Bat, an ambitious effort to tell one mega weekly story in one Batman-related title, an emotional, gorgeous, powerful, character development-filled, roller coaster of a ride. One of the most powerful aspects of this story has been its ability to feature characters and ideas that are familiar while also making strides to move the characters and Gotham City as a whole forward into a bold new era.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1059

May 2, 2022

With ‘Shadows of the Bat' over, ‘Detective Comics' shifts focus and goes smaller scale again as the Riddler makes his big return and Batman races against time to solve a mystery that is putting Gothamites in serious danger. It's always great when Batman stories focus on and let the world's greatest detective do the detective thing and bring greater focus to characters alongside the action.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1060

Jun 1, 2022

Bruce Wayne takes a bigger part in this ongoing Riddler mystery, as ‘Detective Comics' lives up to its name with some good old-fashioned character developing detective stories. Such a fantastic series that has captured some of the best street-level energy with the Bat family that we've seen in quite a few years.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1061

Jul 1, 2022

Detective Comics' current run has come to a bittersweet yet perfect ending, never deviating from the fantastic character work that has been a paramount part of this series so far. Truly this is going to go down as one of those great runs that people look back on years from now and can consider it a pretty classic story that sits on their shelf to be read again and again.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1062

Jul 27, 2022

Detective Comics' new creative team kicks things off with a dark, moody, operatic, but ultimately still very human in nature gorgeous and chilling first issue. Everything about this is perfectly Batman to the core, hitting all the right notes to entice readers for the long haul. Even the backup with its heavy noir vibes carries much of the same energy as it turns an eye towards what is next for one Jim Gordon.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1063

Aug 30, 2022

‘Detective Comics' new moody operatic story arc continues to deeply explore Batman and Gotham City in a darkly gorgeous but deeply human way building a very interesting new foundation for the city and various well-known characters. Everything about this issue, both main & backup story, radiates the exact vibes one would expect from Batman-related types of stories while bringing a bunch of their own unique powerful energy to play.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1064

Oct 6, 2022

‘Detective Comics' new story arc and creative team continue to bring new elements to the table while bringing out the best in those that have been part of the mythos for decades. Gotham is at its best when the city feels like a living breathing companion to the dark knight detective and allies rather than just a back drop for their adventures.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1065

Nov 2, 2022

Batman stories should come in many varieties, and they should stand out amongst the pack when it comes to this close to a century-old character, and that is exactly what ‘Detective Comics' brings to the table each month. A fully unique energetic powerful and memorable story, pitting Batman against a variety of usual but also new and even supernatural forces in a tale that is still very much street-level or grounded. Coupled with a series of backup stories that are doing their own thing while adding to the tapestry of the main story in meaningful ways.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1066

Nov 28, 2022

‘Detective Comics' gothic horror story moves into the next act as the caped crusader is multiple steps behind his newest foes, relying on the help of an old ally as another sometimes ally falls further into darkness. Everything about this storyline is just working as the creative teams are firing on all cylinders, bringing a greatly needed depth, realistic energy, and energetic focus to many of the elements that make up Batman's world that we've seen so many times over the decades.

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Detective Comics (2016) Annual: 2021

Dec 3, 2021

Detective Comics continues to be at it's very best when the focus turns heavily to the characters themselves, while also realistically tackling some very big hard to solve issues. This is hands down one of the best stand-alone (sort of) issues of a Batman-related comic over the years, as it's solid and gorgeous and memorable on so many levels.

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Eat The Rich #1

Aug 19, 2021

One of the internet's favorite phrases to utter in regard to the rich comes to life in this intriguing comic book series, which slowly builds the tension towards revealing just what horrendous thing these rich people, who we immediately mistrust, are responsible for. Shadowy and perfectly ominously drawn and colored artwork brings this world to vivid life.

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Eat The Rich #2

Sep 29, 2021

'Eat The Rich' #2 slows things down in order to dive deeper into the horrific situation of Cresfall Bluffs while masterfully digging into some of the worst aspects of capitalism and our current reality. What this series does best is magnify the true horror that surrounds us daily, that is baked into the very systems that create and maintain our society.

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Eat The Rich #3

Oct 27, 2021

Eat The Rich continues to explore the realms of horror that come from some of the worst parts of our societal system, including how much some can overlook for their own benefit. This is truly one of the most visually distinct and unique looking books around and the art capture every horrific aspect of humanity and every piece of emotion from these engaging characters and their stories.

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Eat The Rich #4

Nov 19, 2021

As Eat The Rich approaches its conclusion, young Joey Dorsey struggles with just how much one can accept as she makes a potentially fatal choice that will define her world and the lives of others in Crestfall Bluffs going forward. This series ominous and gorgeously horrific look into the world of the wealthy and the broken aspects of societal systems continues to be an impressive work that everyone should be checking out.

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Eat The Rich #5

Dec 27, 2021

'Eat The Rich' sticks the landing with its topical horror story centered around income/healthcare/etc inequality by giving the protagonist and allies as well as the audience a satisfying and in a way cathartic ending. Every bit of the ominous and moody feeling given by the story and artwork is kicked into high gear for this issue, giving us a story that is perfect for the times we live in.

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Eight Billion Genies #1

May 13, 2022

The team that brought us ‘Curse Words' is together again to ask the question of what happens when everyone on Earth is given the power to make one wish. This is a really fun and fantastical series so far that gets pretty darn wild, while it grounds itself for the moment within a small dive bar around a small very different cast of characters.

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Eight Billion Genies #2

Jul 5, 2022

Eight Billion Genies lays out the groundwork for this wish-driven world and what might be on the way while ramping up the madness that has been unleashed by those who are too impulsive with the wishes they have been granted. A whimsical and fun story that is also tinged with pure horror because it gives an all too realistic view of what human nature will cause if humans were given such unfettered power over reality itself.

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Eight Billion Genies #3

Jul 14, 2022

‘Eight Billion Genies' dances that fine line between whimsical fantasy and the true horrors that stem from the human condition, showcasing how even the simplest of things can and likely will be corrupted instantly once given to humanity at large. Centering this story on a small group of people mostly unaffected by the wishes helps ground the story amidst all the chaos that can be found throughout the rest of the pages.

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Eight Billion Genies #4

Aug 18, 2022

Every issue of ‘Eight Billion Genies' balanced perfectly on a line of outrageous fantastical elements mixed with a whimsical air and a true sense of terror as the human race move themselves closer to wish fulfilled extinction. A take on super-powered beings takes the spotlight but the found family of protagonist characters is the true heart of this series, as another wild yet not-so-wild twist comes to the forefront.

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Eight Billion Genies #5

Sep 30, 2022

‘Eight Billion Genies' perfectly walks that fine line between whimsical dangerous outlandishness and firm emotional relatable emotional human struggles. No matter how wild the wishes get, the humans still involved have their own desires and are very open with their hearts as the world continues to shift around them. A truly engaging and innovative comic built upon core tenants about humanity and our world.

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Eight Billion Genies #6

Nov 27, 2022

‘Eight Billion Genies' keeps the human element at its heart as the series moves deeper into a world that has been forever changed since the day that the genies arrived. Fantastical and darkly gorgeous, the series wears its emotions on its sleeves, keeping the reader engaged with fully fleshed-out real-feeling characters as the years march on by.

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Everfrost #1

Apr 19, 2021

There is a lot to digest within the twenty-five pages of this first issue and it comes at the reader rapidly, but it's invigorating and engaging and leaves the reader with a great number of intriguing questions. Every page is a delicious treat that leaves one craving more as this bizarre and deadly and strange new world is developed panel by panel.

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Everfrost #2

Jul 16, 2021

Everfrost's second issue slows the rapid pace of the first issue as it continues to build out this fantastical world and its characters while keeping the story of the main character Van. All this growth unfolds across gorgeous pages that buck conventional comic page and panel conventions to deliver a deeply engaging and otherworldly yet relatable story.

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Everfrost #3

Sep 1, 2021

As the conclusion to this epic science fiction fantasy blend is on the horizon, Everfrost's third issue offers up answers while also bringing a number of intriguing new questions to the table. Every page is just full of amazing gorgeous world-building, as everything this team sets out to create is brought to vivid weighted life that leaves you wanting to see far more.

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Everfrost #4

Oct 12, 2021

Everfrost one hundred percent sticks the landing as this issue brings the vast gorgeous emotional science-fiction epic to a satisfying and hopeful conclusion. Fans of high-level science fiction, world-building, deep character building, and moments need to pick this book up and make it part of their collection right away.

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Excalibur (2019) #18

Feb 11, 2021

Excalibur's search for Captain Britain is over but how certain are they that what they brought home is the Betsy Braddock that they know and love?

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Excalibur (2019) #19

Mar 24, 2021

Excalibur continues to be a dense, but light and fun read as the series grows the magical realm. It also spares the right amount of time and focus to delve into the long-awaited deep interaction between Betsy and Kwannon. The art team pulls no punches when crafting this colorful magical world that fills each and every panel of this delightful series.

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Excalibur (2019) #20

Apr 7, 2021

Light and introspective character moments surround a deeper look at the nature of forgiveness and redemption as well as posing questions about the overall foundations of the Krakoan nation. This is all presented in a moody and energetic style as the art team continues to go above and beyond to nail every single visual aspect that brings this story to life.

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Excalibur (2019) #21

Jun 15, 2021

Excalibur joins the Hellfire Gala with a very overstuffed offering that spends more time juggling its massive load of plotlines than really doing the gala and the characters the full justice they deserve. That being said there are several engaging moments and the art is really colorful and fun and captures the moments perfectly just as it does with each issue. Ariana Maher's lettering is truly a delight to behold and her SFX elevates every single page it's on, truly one of the best in comics.

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Excalibur (2019) #22

Jul 15, 2021

Even with a time jump, the latest issue of Excalibur is still pretty overstuffed with long building unresolved plotlines that just continue to be built upon. There are engaging really great action pieces and moments that are beautifully rendered by the art team that helps make the issue move along somewhat. That being said, a break from Otherworld at this point might really help this book find some new ground, and find more for most of the cast to actually do.

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Excalibur (2019) #23

Sep 16, 2021

After dealing with trying to juggle far too many plotlines with its last issue, Excalibur gets back on track thanks to the help of the caped and metal armored fan-favorite character out of Latveria. Month after month the art team nails it and deserves far more recognition for the truly amazing worlds and images they are crafting.

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Excalibur (2019) #24

Oct 13, 2021

As Excalibur starts to bring all the plot threads together in some semblance of an overarching story, the series drops another really great issue that showcases what the potential of this series can be. Another tour of Otherworld allows the fantastic art team to show off their amazing work as they make it all just gel at the end of the day.

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Excalibur (2019) #25

Nov 16, 2021

'Excalibur' continues to dig deep to show love to all the magical and fantasy continuity and lore from Marvel's past as the war for Otherworld takes a decided turn. Not an ounce of page space is left unused as the artistic team brings their A-game as usual, giving us one of the most gorgeously detailed books around.

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Excalibur (2019) #26

Dec 20, 2021

The age of Excalibur has come to an ending of sorts, casting the light on some of the highs of this series as well as sadly showing off a great number of the lows to be found. While it's been a gorgeous sight to look upon each month, the ending of this series leaves just a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

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Firefly (2018) #27

Apr 2, 2021

Engaging artwork carries a bigger part of the weight with this simple but compelling story of one man's battle with his stubbornness and seemingly insurmountable grief. Firefly diehards hoping to see more of the popular series cast might come away disappointed but overall the issue solidly works for fan or non-fan alike.

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Firefly (2018) #28

May 3, 2021

After achieving a great jumping on style character focused piece with the last issue, the latest Firefly tries to pack too much stuff into too small of a space where nothing has actual room to breathe. The art side of the creative team delivers and manages to bring some interest to the flurry of happenings within the pages. Any newer readers, and maybe even some existing ones, are not going to find this quite so easy to follow.

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Firefly (2018) #29

Jun 1, 2021

Firefly #29 is quite the visual feast as the art team gets to delve deep into the forgotten and broken but still flourishing realm of Earth. But the overall story feels somewhat disjointed and almost like it's treading water ahead of something else that it really wants to get to but has to do the foundation building for first.

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7.5
Firefly (2018) #30

Jul 1, 2021

The pieces begin to somewhat come together for this story arc, offering some intriguing possibilities that are still mired by somewhat static feeling characters trapped in their most iconic forms and some somewhat cliche story beats. A large slew of perfectly rendered action scenes really helps the book and continues to allow the art team to really show off everything they are capable of providing. There is potential in the series that just hasn't quite been reached yet.

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7.5
Firefly (2018) #31

Aug 2, 2021

Firefly continues to show flashes of what it could be when it turns its focus toward the characters & spends time on their growth, while it struggles in the realm of repeated plotlines. There are some small issues with faces with the new art but overall the art team continues to bring their best to the series even if overall the book is just sort of existing.

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Firefly (2018) #32

Sep 1, 2021

Firefly's main story takes a break as a much needed and far more engaging character-focused issue is born, and showcases what can be good about this series at times. Another art change on the series brings some really interesting work that has some really cool tricks and bold colors. Truly a glimpse of what this book could be regularly if it narrowed its cast and its focus greatly.

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Firefly (2018) #33

Nov 3, 2021

‘Firefly' is a series that can soar high but more often than not is a series that can't seem to get beyond skimming across the ground, especially in this current bloated storyline back on the Earth That Was. Visually it looks fantastic as the art team brings the world and universe to vivid life. Unfortunately, the story leans into some of the worst tropes that can't help but bring it all down.

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Firefly (2018) #35

Jan 5, 2022

Firefly begins to wrap up its Earth-bound adventures with a heavily character-focused issue that showcases what makes this title work in some of its issues, and gives a glimpse of what could be in the very near future. Another visually great issue, which is one of the major strengths of this book month to month.

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Firefly (2018) #36

Feb 2, 2022

Firefly goes out on a pretty high note emotionally and storywise as the series comes to an end, ahead of an upcoming full relaunch. There are tons of gorgeous pages that bring so much life to the thought abandoned and lost Earth, while the characters get a lot of touching close moments which work well.

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Firefly (2018): 20th Anniversary Special

Sep 5, 2022

'Firefly: 20th Anniversary Special' celebrates two decades since the science fiction western mashup premiered, by tapping into the core of the characters and what made this series so popular and able to endure the test of time even after just one season. By bridging both the present and the future, this special gives two wholly separate yet interconnected tales that are fun but also full of important messages. Firefly as a franchise or concept is in good hands over at BOOM! Studios.

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Firefly (2018): Keep Flying #1

Nov 9, 2022

‘Firefly: Keep Flying' #1 is a heartfelt fun adventure starring the fan-favorite crew of thieves with hearts of gold, that takes a deep look at River Tam and the idea of family and memory in a truly moving way. Gorgeous whimsical energy courses through every page as we go someplace we've never gone before with this crew. More stories like this starring these characters are more than welcome.

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Firefly: Brand New 'Verse #1

Apr 26, 2021

Just the right notes of familiar and new are continuing to be played as the new series slides into this second issue where more about the new characters and their dynamics is explored. Mascolo and Giammarino are a great duo who fully understand the duality that exists within this complicated science fiction western-inspired world they are now able to play with.

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Firefly: Brand New 'Verse #1

Mar 24, 2021

There is an equal balance of new versus old for the first entry into this new spinoff series that manages to capture some of the magic of the original series while adding a lot of its own flavor along the way. The issue has a lot to offer on the bright & fun pages that will likely entice new readers while throwing out enough breadcrumbs for the old hands.

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Firefly: Brand New 'Verse #3

May 18, 2021

The latest issue in this spinoff series takes both the time to further the overall plot but also flesh out more of the new cast and the myriad of relationships between them and the older more familiar characters. Every bit of the art fully understands the dualities of this fictional world both in regard to the sci-fi/western mashup but also the divide between the have and have nots of this universe. HIt all the correct notes that a spinoff should when connecting to the world of before and also moving everything forward.

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Firefly: Brand New 'Verse #4

Jun 23, 2021

'Firefly: Brand New 'Verse' continues to be a perfect symphony of new and old that takes an already interesting foundation for a universe and expands it in new yet familiar ways. Within the span of these pages, the art team flexes as they put on an artistic showcase that bounces through various locales and situations that resonate deeply with emotion and power. This is spin-off comics done right.

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Firefly: Brand New 'Verse #5

Jul 27, 2021

This series continues to live up to its name as it deftly weaves together that which is known from the Firefly of the past with a bigger expanded universe with compelling new and old characters and situations. Engaging and beautiful artwork draws the reader right into the world giving more depth to this character development and interaction-heavy issue. The creative team proves time and time again that nostalgia can be a beneficial tool when it is wielded in such an expert and creative way.

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Firefly: Brand New 'Verse #6

Aug 24, 2021

Firefly: Brand New 'Verse has threaded the needle when it comes to building something new upon a very familiar foundation, and that doesn't change in the series conclusion. This science-fiction and western-inspired universe comes to vivid life once more and leaves fans wanting more of these characters and their adventures.

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Hellions (2020) #12

Jun 3, 2021

Hellions consistently at the top of the pack when it comes to the X-Line of books because it's a gorgeous engaging fun character development-filled series focused on broken and flawed people who have found their own little family niche and are just trying to make it. There is so much heart and pain surrounded by delightful humorous moments that make this entire issue a delight from start to finish.

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Hellions (2020) #13

Jul 7, 2021

Hellions continues to be a perfect mixture of the classic character developing soap opera style of old and the more modern approach to the entire X-Line. Really solid and engaging artwork kicks off the start of a story arc that promises to bring some big changes for the series as a whole. One of the best books of the new X-Men era, hands down.

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Hellions (2020) #14

Aug 6, 2021

The sins of Sinister's recent past plague the Hellions as the character depth and moments surrounding every character that appears on a page continue to make this one of the most solid and engaging books around. As things get darker and more brutal for the team the artwork matches this tone in the best ways possible.

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Hellions (2020) #15

Sep 7, 2021

Piece by piece the house that Sinister built continues to crumble as the lies that the Hellions have been built upon begin to rear their heads, one by one. One of the best titles of the X-Line continues to showcase why it has that distinction by presenting a beautiful ongoing character-focused storyline.

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Hellions (2020) #16

Oct 6, 2021

Everything Hellions has been building to since its debut begins to collide in a highly emotional and engaging way that never strays from the book's winning character-focused format. Change is coming for Krakoa and this series is clearly one of the stepping stones to what will be coming next for the future of the mutant society.

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Hellions (2020) #17

Nov 12, 2021

The Hellions must go on one final mission as one of their own is on the loose and great tragedy is on the horizon for this motley crew of mutants. Truly this is one of the best standout books of this new X-Men era as it deals deeply with trauma, brokenness, found family, and the eternal struggle to find one's place and purpose in an ever-changing world.

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Hellions (2020) #18

Dec 14, 2021

Everything the Hellions tried to build comes crashing down in a truly tragic final issue that shows not only the flaws in Krakoa as a whole but showcases that this loveable flawed group of individuals found something greater with each other and within themselves. Truly this book is the one that has the most in common with classic X-Men books in tone while fully embracing and exploring this new status quo, by focusing on the characters themselves.

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I Am Batman (2021) #0

Aug 12, 2021

What Next Batman & Second Son began, this series continues and grows upon as the time of Jace Fox becoming Batman is no longer the far off future but is the very real now of the DC Universe. There are a number of interesting themes explored as the book fleshes out Jace and his world a bit more. The pervious series art team delivers another great issue ahead of the big art changes to come with the new number one issue on the way.

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I Am Batman (2021) #1

Sep 21, 2021

With 'Fear State' in full swing, the new Batman is put through a baptism of fire, making his presence known in a really tight and character/Gotham-focused first issue. Every Jace Fox putting so far has been brought to life by truly solid artistic teams and this issue is no different, as the team delivers a gorgeous depiction of Gotham city and the new Batman in action.

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I Am Batman (2021) #2

Oct 15, 2021

I Am Batman dives deep into the realm of Fear State as it tackles some close-to-home real-world issues and mulls over the nature of fear as Batman's greatest weapon and what happens when that fear is not there. Jace Fox's latest series cements him as a new type of Batman for a different world and is masterfully brought together by a rotating cast of creative stars.

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I Am Batman (2021) #3

Nov 15, 2021

'I Am Batman' takes an uncomfortable but realistic look into our current world state of affairs and the dangers that arise from a portion of society seeking someone to help them unleash their worst selves. Overall this series is benefitting from launching out of the current Batman title crossover event, while making sure it retains its own voice and focus along the way.

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I Am Batman (2021) #4

Dec 27, 2021

I Am Batman tackles a lot of relevant subject matter in a way that isn't sugarcoated but finds itself stuck in a middle ground between an event and its potential future. A solidly crafted book that needs to firmly stake its place within the greater Batman line of books.

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I Am Batman (2021) #5

Jan 18, 2022

I Am Batman has a lot of serious potential that hasn't quite been reached yet as it still tries to get off the ground in respect to establishing itself, its character, and overall setting/core mission. A number of artists bring this solid issue to life with their similar but somewhat conflicting styles but they make it work.

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I Am Batman (2021) #6

Feb 15, 2022

After five previous issues, ‘I Am Batman' begins to find its way and finally begins to firmly build a world and focus for Jace Fox within the boundaries of New York City. Numerous topical story beats begin to have weight now that this Batman has a definitive place within the DC Universe, but only time will tell if this is enough to help this book in the long run.

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I Am Batman (2021) #7

Mar 10, 2022

‘I Am Batman' handles the social and political commentary well with each issue, while it seems to be struggling a bit still to actually build a solid foundation of a world/social structure or more for Jace Fox in his new life. Cops and Batman have a very long iffy history and this series adds its own take on the matter.

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8.5
I Am Batman (2021) #8

Apr 18, 2022

I Am Batman's character development and focus catches up with its action and political/social commentary to create an overall package that feels complete and on a path towards something interesting. Jace Fox is put through a major test as Batman and where this arc goes will surely decide who and what Fox's Batman is going forward, especially with Dark Crisis on the horizon.

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I Am Batman (2021) #9

May 17, 2022

A whole lot of Batman vibes are making themselves known in this book while it also does its own thing, but also finds a way to maybe do far too much of its own thing. There is a ton of potential within these pages that is just waiting to be unleashed, but hopefully not all at the same time.

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I Am Batman (2021) #10

Jun 20, 2022

I Am Batman continues to become a stronger title as it continues, finding its own distinctive voice and direction that makes it stand out from the other Batman books in the line. Somehow a grounded Batman and the cops style book works far better than one might have assumed that it would.

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8.5
I Am Batman (2021) #11

Jul 19, 2022

Gotham City continues to spread its power into New York City as ‘I Am Batman' kicks off a whole new story arc that moves many of the characters and story pieces ahead and continues to flesh out this new Batman's supporting cast and world. Following the action-heavy serial killer arc with an issue that spends more time with characters and world-building was a great choice.

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I Am Batman (2021) #12

Aug 17, 2022

Even after a year's worth of issues, ‘I Am Batman' continues its up and down trajectory as the series tries to find itself and where the character should stand within the DC Universe. Even with a new city, stripped-down approach, and more street-level feeling the new Batman isn't fully living up to the potential that the character holds.

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I Am Batman (2021) #13

Sep 20, 2022

‘I Am Batman' most assuredly has a law enforcement issue that continues to drag the story of the new Batman further and further down from what it could and should be, and there isn't an end in sight for this issue. Jace Fox is a good character, a Black Batman is a great concept, and the creative team is putting their all into this series but it's just not fully clicking even after thirteen issues.

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I Am Batman (2021) #14

Oct 25, 2022

‘I Am Batman' continues to be overrun by far too much cop stuff, making it harder and harder to connect with this Batman who is conflicted but sure spends way too much time around cops. To the point that it makes Bruce Wayne's years with Jim Gordon seem quaint. There is something here, a solid foundation, but what's being built upon it currently is not really that solid.

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I Am Batman (2021) #15

Nov 9, 2022

‘I Am Batman' continues its roller coaster of a run by taking time away from the heavily cop-focused stories to dive into Batman's mind and fears, while also finally connecting the character more to the DC Universe at large. Pitting the hero against a foe like Sinestro is a pretty big swing for a character that has mostly been very street-focused since his debut, but at the end of the day, it works and opens more doors for what could be done with this Batman going forward.

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I Hate Fairyland (2022) #1

Nov 21, 2022

‘I Hate Fairyland' Vol.2 #1 picks up right where the series left off with the same over-the-top kinetic gruesome energy and fun, with a sharper edge dipping into the reality of what extended trauma can do to a person. Perfect jumping on spot for those both familiar and not as familiar with the series as it begins a whole new adventure that sees Gert destined to return to the place she hates the most.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #1

Apr 1, 2022

Krakoa's unelected ruling body gets their own series as the X-Men line dives into a whole new era of stories, that pulls at many threads that came before and still rests heavily upon some elements that came from the era before. Every bit of care and skill is put into making a book about back-stabbing sort of politicians that like to talk visually stunning and enriching, using a variety of tricks that make things feel more real and nuanced. If one likes to see mostly bad folks trying to work together while holding a metaphorical as well as literal knife behind their back, this is the book.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #2

May 20, 2022

Immortal X-Men gives the readers such a deep and great (also horrifying) look into the Quiet Council and how far this group is willing to go in the name of Krakoa or in the name of achieving their own hidden goals. A gorgeous book that makes a host of mostly deplorable characters still somewhat likeable while never letting us forget how awful they can be.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #3

Jul 1, 2022

Destiny unfolds before us as ‘Immortal X-Men' dives into the past, present, and possible futures centered around the gold mask-wearing Irene Adler in an emotionally charged and powerful third issue. This is a truly wonderous series that has delivered on the promise of following the Quiet Council in their work but has taken things to a higher level than expected, giving us something gorgeous and powerful.

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8.5
Immortal X-Men (2022) #4

Jul 20, 2022

‘Immortal X-Men' continues to be one of the top books coming out of the X-Line, even when the Emma Frost spotlight we get is overshadowed by the overall Sinister/Destiny/Moira plotline and the need to speed things up for a summertime event. Even with the weight of tie-in necessities, the issue is a fun and delightful yet dark look behind the scenes of the Quiet Council and Krakoa itself.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #5

Aug 9, 2022

Even with a war event looming large, ‘Immortal X-Men' stays true to itself as a series with another powerful character study issue that showcases one of the best ways to approach doing an event tie-in issue. Gorgeous and wonderful, the artwork has the same but different energy from the last issue as it takes on the feeling of the spotlight character in the best ways possible.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #6

Sep 14, 2022

‘Immortal X-Men' dances through the lines when it comes to providing a solid Judgement Day tie-in and moving its own series and character plotlines, further along, setting up for what comes next. It is a gorgeous and colorful series with heavy darkness surrounding it befitting the morally diverse set of characters that populate the Quiet Council and whose minds we get a glimpse into each month.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #7

Oct 13, 2022

‘Immortal X-Men' fills in more of the overall Judgement Day pieces, using Nightcrawler as the central protagonist working behind the scenes to bring the potential victorious vision of Destiny to fruition. There is a ton going on in this issue but it never feels overwhelming, resting firmly upon the charming optimistic but powerful shoulders of the beloved teleporting X-Man. Where there is Nightcrawler, there will be hope.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #8

Nov 22, 2022

‘Immortal X-Men' rolls right out of the recent Judgement Day event into an issue that on the surface seems quieter but in fact, is much louder and foundational to what is being built in the X-Line than one might have expected. A fantastic character-driven issue that plays with the a variety of levels of Marvel continuity and elements while presenting some new wrinkles of its own along the way.

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Iron Cat (2022) #1

Jul 4, 2022

Iron Cat continues to carry on the tradition of its forebearer Black Cat series bringing all the humor, heartfelt emotion, sass, heists, and action all wrapped up in gorgeous amazing artwork. There is no doubt that thanks to all the recent Black Cat stories, Felicia Hardy is a top-tier Marvel character at this point and not one to be reckoned with. Anyone that hasn't gone on the Black Cat journey needs to pick this and the past volumes up right away.

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Iron Cat (2022) #2

Aug 2, 2022

Felicia Hardy's dominance as one of the current best characters at Marvel Comics continues in another really fun, character-heavy, gorgeous issue that balances all of that and fleshes out the plot/new characters so well. Every time it seems that we're going to go hungry without this fantastic character and her world, we're given a new treat that sustains the audience for a while longer. A truly delightful comic book experience.

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Iron Cat (2022) #3

Aug 23, 2022

‘Iron Cat' continues to showcase how Felicia Hardy is easily the top breakout character of modern Marvel Comics, cementing this character in the A-list tier where she has always belonged. An energetic, gorgeous, powerful, and fun comic book series that channels all the elements of the previous recent ‘Black Cat' stories and has a penchant for reminding one of why comic books are such a fantastic fun medium.

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Iron Cat (2022) #4

Sep 28, 2022

'Iron Cat' ups the ante once more as the simple revenge/heist story takes a dramatic turn into a more superhero-like realm as the entire world's fate is at stake. There is something just genuinely captivating about a gorgeous slick sexy colorful series that wears its heart on its sleeve in between all the best zingers and banter while helping solidify the upper-tier status that Black Cat deserves in this universe.

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Iron Cat (2022) #5

Nov 2, 2022

‘Iron Cat' brings the latest chapter of Felica Hardy's adventures to an end in a satisfying, trademark emotionally powerful way leaving the trio of main characters in some interesting positions as they move forward. A gorgeous, both visually and character development-wise, series through and through that keeps the winning streak going in proof that Felicia Hardy/Black Cat is a textbook Marvel-style character that has found and deserves to stay in the biggest of spotlights.

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Junkwraith OGN

Jan 6, 2022

Junkwraith is a solidly beautiful cool and emotional story that peers deep into the realms of our connection to items as well as the angst that comes with searching for self and our place in this world. Ellinor Richey's debut graphic novel is fun for all ages and has a cool but also warm and epic energy that permeates through every page.

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Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #1

Sep 9, 2021

Every so often there is a new comic book series that just hits all the right spots and takes the reader beyond where they ever expected and just leaves them craving far more, and right now 'Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land' is that series. Great depth of character, gorgeous mood setting artwork that stands apart from all the rest, deep messages about real-world issues, and a bunch of comic book superhero-like fun.

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Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #2

Oct 18, 2021

Relegated far too often as supporting characters of the Marvel Universe, the Plunder family is getting their overdue time to shine in a series that marries gorgeous visuals, compelling human elements and eco-horror in one amazing package. A true showcase of what happens when one fully explores what the Marvel Universe has to offer while tying it into the issues that we face in the real world.

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Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #3

Nov 26, 2021

There is no doubt whatsoever that 'Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land' with its fantastical deep character-driven eco-horror roots is not only one of the best books published by Marvel Comics right now but just one of the best comics period. What this creative team is achieving with every issue showcases what comics can do and what they should strive to be doing in many cases.

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Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #4

Dec 23, 2021

Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land reaches its penultimate issue and begins to reveal secrets as well as set the various characters up for a final confrontation that could cost the Plunders everything. Things take on a bit more of a superhero feeling than eco-horror this issue, which is fine as the new art team still brings a lot of energy and fantastical elements to the page.

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Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #5

Feb 10, 2022

‘Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land' comes to a stunningly gorgeous and extremely hopeful ending that leaves its protagonists in an evolved and engaging new place that hopefully, other creators pick up on going forward. Comics are a truly amazing medium and this story is a true example of what is possible within the medium when creators are given the ability to really take a chance and tackle characters or concepts that we don't always see in the superhero-heavy industry.

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Knights of X (2022) #1

May 4, 2022

Fans of magic and epic fantasy quests are likely to find a lot to like in ‘Knights of X' as the ‘Destiny of X' series makes its big debut and picks up the story of Otherworld. A gorgeous energetic and action-packed storyline that promises a lot of great things to come down the line.

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Knights of X (2022) #2

Jun 13, 2022

Knights Of X continues to be a gorgeous, energetic, and fun series with a dangerous edge as it covers a ton of ground in its second issue while building towards a truly intriguing future. Fans of swords and sorcery-type stories are in for a treat with this series as it marries those elements to the world of the X-Men seamlessly.

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Knights of X (2022) #3

Jun 30, 2022

Blending swords/sorcery and the world of mutants continues to be a winning formula for ‘Knights of X', as the stakes of this massive quest continue to become more clear for the audience and knights alike. This is such an entertaining, emotional, colorful, and beautiful series that adds so much to the tapestry that is this era of X-Men.

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9.5
Knights of X (2022) #4

Jul 27, 2022

Everything about ‘Knights of X' is just a winning combination as the series continues to develop these characters on their quest, and brings a truly important and much-needed moment to beautiful life. This new era of X-Men stories was about making big changes and bringing new stuff to the line and titles like this fully embody that notion and show just what is truly possible and needed with these characters that we love so much.

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Knights of X (2022) #5

Sep 7, 2022

‘Knights of X' comes to a satisfying yet bittersweet far too short conclusion, sticking with the epic settings and fantastic character beats that have made it a winning series the past few months. It speaks to the power of an idea and a creative team when something that we only have for a short period of time resonates so much with members of the audience. This chapter of the Otherworld story might be over, but the Captain Britain saga is far from over.

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Lunar Room #1

Dec 15, 2021

Fantasy and science fiction collide in a deep character developed first issue for this intriguing new series. We're introduced to a world that has a lot of potential through the eyes of two characters, leaving so much to explore within future issues. A beautiful and energetic bit of fun from first to last page.

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Lunar Room #2

Jan 21, 2022

Overivew'Lunar Room' offers a darkly dangerous but also fun magical new world full of compelling new characters that have perfect levels of depth and mystery to them. Many doors are opened by the creative team yet plenty are left shut in order to leave things to explore in subsequent issues, or perhaps never explore but just exist to make the world richer and better.

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Lunar Room #3

Mar 18, 2022

'Lunar Room' continues to build a detailed and fleshed-out piece of a greater science-fiction fantasy world, rife with engaging and varied characters as well as intriguing supernatural elements. This creative team knows how to give enough to sate reader curiosity while maintaining enough mystery and potential for the future that makes one want to keep diving back into this world. Fans of science-fiction, fantasy, the supernatural and just comics in general need to be picking this one up.

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Mann's World #1

Jan 19, 2021

A weekend getaway to a resort world goes awry when four troubled friends bring all their baggage and run afoul of the world's working-class citizens.

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Mann's World #2

Feb 10, 2021

Things take a turn as four friends are lost and must battle the wildlife of a resort planet, the working-class citizens they have slighted, and their own toxic personalities.

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Mann's World #3

Apr 2, 2021

Toxic masculinity and unlikeable or empty characters fill the pages of this mini-series that remains upright only through the beautiful worldbuilding being done on the artistic side. Racial stereotypes and gore seemingly for the sake of gore also drag down a story that should have been quite compelling in concept.

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4.5
Mann's World #4

Apr 23, 2021

Mann's World concludes on a truly bitter and still gory note that leaves not a lot of substance or messaging to be taken away by the final pages. It still remains a visual delight, outside of the gore, through and through, and is worth flipping through just for the beautiful art alone.

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Marauders #16

Dec 10, 2020

Kings and Queens of Krakoa clash as the Reign of X era begins with a bang.

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Marauders #17

Jan 18, 2021

Emma Frost and Kate Pryde's revenge tour continues as another mutant prepares to undertake the Crucible to regain that which was taken from them.

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Marauders #18

Feb 19, 2021

Things take a turn in the Hellfire Trading Company's plans to save Madripoor and a foe from the past gets a 2021 revamp to take on the Marauders.

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Marauders #19

Apr 13, 2021

Great character-focused moments and memorable artistic moments keep the heavy ship that is Marauders afloat for another month as things are really paused more than they are concluded. Overall there is a sense of fun to the issue but it's mostly just standard fare for this series which hasn't changed much since its debut.

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Marauders #20

May 7, 2021

Marauders takes a moment to pause between the previous action stories and the big Hellfire Gala event on the horizon for a more contained character-focus heavy issue. Gorgeous detailed artwork gives all the main characters a chance to shine and get their closeup in this issue while the colors make sure to keep up the light & dark duality of this series. Character moments are truly where this book flourishes and hopefully there will be far more room for those moments as the book rolls onward.

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Marauders #21

Jun 2, 2021

The Hellfire Gala has begun and this issue does a lot of the work to get all the pieces into place for the next eleven issues and the event story as a whole. While there are a lot of plots and moments and feelings left somewhat dangling, there are also a lot of great character moments and the art team knocks it out of the park juggling such a huge undertaking/cast.

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Marauders #22

Jul 23, 2021

Marauders returns to being basically stuck in place as the issue tries to tackle some very heavy and serious topics but does so in such a poorly dismissive way. The art team does great work with the mostly talking head issue they are presented with, including some old-school classic comic level energy with the issue's flashback.

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Marauders #23

Aug 24, 2021

Marauders is a series that has continuously treaded water for far too long while far too often stepping on the wrong side of various serious topics in almost glib or smug ways that do more harm than good. The art team does a good job bringing the energy up within these pages, even if the art style and part of the story heavily clash in tone.

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Marauders #24

Sep 20, 2021

A space adventure on Arakko and beyond is just what Marauders needed to get this series back on track after a couple of issues with some serious social missteps. The force is strong with this one as the influences and homages are clear and prevalent through the issue, where the art team spares no expense at bringing this science-fiction realm to vivid life.

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Marauders #25

Oct 28, 2021

Marauders' turn into a Star Wars-inspired realm continues in a very character and mutant power-heavy issue that at last returns to showcasing what this team can do when they work together to accomplish a goal. A gorgeous energetic and emotional journey from start to finish with visuals that won't soon be forgotten.

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Marauders #26

Dec 3, 2021

It's time to hit the high seas again at last as Marauders finds some of the fun that it started off with so many issues again, in an issue that also feels overly stuffed with plot elements it's trying to churn through as quickly as possible. One can't go wrong with a big bombastic man of ice versus an alien dragon as the action centerpiece, brought to vivid life by the wonderful art team, even if some of the rest of the issue falls a bit flatter.

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7.5
Marauders #27

Jan 13, 2022

As a new era of Marauders is on the horizon, the old one must come to a close as it wraps up a lot of dangling or long-running plotlines and leaves others to be explored potentially in the future. The artists that have brought the past few issues to life team up to give bright life to this montage of an issue, helping wrap things up in style.

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Marauders Annual #1

Jan 31, 2022

A brand new era begins for the Marauders with a new team and a new creative direction that takes them back to their mutant rescuing mission. An X-Men 2099 villain makes their modern era debut and opens some interesting new debates, in a very heavy but energetic issue that handles the gathering of a new cast in the best way possible.

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8.5
Marauders (2022) #1

Apr 13, 2022

Destiny of X's debut continues as the new crew of Marauders assembles to do what they do best, save mutants, even if that means they have to leave the Earth behind. A new era for this series begins as the new creative team showcases what they are capable of doing together in a very intriguing, colorful, and fun debut issue.

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Marauders (2022) #2

May 10, 2022

As ‘Destiny of X' continues to roll out, Marauders adds some very intriguing dimensions to this new era by turning to lesser used characters and points to some pretty big mysteries that deepen the overall mutant history of the Marvel Universe. A colorful, fantastical, and dangerous journey comes to vivid life across these pages as the series shows such promise.

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8.5
Marauders (2022) #4

Jul 21, 2022

The Marauders find answers to their mission which only brings them new questions, and new challenges, while also dealing them a pretty devastating loss for the time being. This series continues to be a fun romp in space while also bringing new dimensions not only to some of the cast but the history of mutants and the tapestry of the overall Marvel Universe.

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Marauders (2022) #5

Aug 26, 2022

Some heavy '90s nostalgia takes various spotlights in the rapid speed overly packed ‘Marauders' issue, taking giant leaps in order to wrap things up in order to tie into the current X-Men-related event story. Overall, this title has a lot of intriguing concepts at play and had a ton of potential that just didn't fully materialize in an issue that felt more like a forty-meter dash rather than a longer somewhat more leisurely type of marathon.

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Marauders (2022) #7

Oct 12, 2022

'Marauders' takes an interesting turn as the series continues to dive deep into the history and lore of the X-Universe while also presenting whole new areas that enrich the already established world for these characters. A ton of great energy and amazing artwork propel this story forward as the building blocks for something bigger continue to be placed.

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Marauders (2022) #8

Nov 16, 2022

‘Marauders' balances great science-fiction style world-building, deep discussions, a wealth of character development moments, and solid quick-paced brutal action all in one smartly build and paced issue. There is a ton of discourse to be found here but everyone involved makes it work as the visuals give us everything that the words aren't telling us and are a delight to look upon. A colorful gorgeous intriguing comic book is always a great thing to behold.

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Marvel's Voices: Legacy #1

Mar 2, 2021

Marvel Voices: Legacy celebrates Black History Month with an exhibition of diverse talent tackling characters and concepts from across the Marvel Universe and beyond.

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Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (2022) #101

Oct 27, 2022

'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' dives right into a bold new era that hits all the right notes to capture that trademark Power Rangers feeling while continuing the moves to keep the franchise modern and fresh, and welcoming to fans new and old. An energetically beautiful and colorful debut with plenty of fun and darker elements to build up to an intriguing cliffhanger sure to bring a lot to this world.

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Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (2022) #102

Nov 29, 2022

'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' quickly sets the tone for this new era and sets the stakes for the Rangers and their new sort of allies, turning a familiar foe into an even more powerful threat than they've ever been. Energetic, colorful, fun, and powerful with an underlying beautiful darkness that helps the story hit even harder.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #25

May 4, 2021

Miles Morales' anniversary issue dives into the realms of nostalgia but brings its own unique style and twists to the 90s plot that it's paying homage to. Deeply engaging and energetic art hits the right notes to carry this dramatic and emotional storyline while making each of the action scenes stand out and feel as heavy as it should. A delightful and lighter backup story caps off the issue and showcases why Miles Morales is such a beloved character.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #26

Jun 2, 2021

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #26 pushes its title character and the entire series to the limits with a dramatic, emotional, and brutal storyline bolstered by gorgeous detailed, and dynamic art. Room is left to develop every single character alongside the main story beats, giving us one of the best Peter Parker and Miles Morales moments in recent memory. A truly engaging issue that continues to shrug off the usual traps that come when skirting close to any piece of nostalgia.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #27

Jun 24, 2021

Even with moments taken for flashbacks and origins, the issue never once loses any of the steam of this rapidly moving and compelling storyline. Every bit of the art has been fabulous in the previous issues but seems to find a new level to achieve with this issue, providing some imagery that sticks with you well after closing the issue.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #28

Jul 23, 2021

Miles Morales' Clone Saga comes to an end in a gloriously and tragically beautiful way as the brutal and stunning artwork showcases the final battle between Miles and Selim, who battle for their very lives. The issue hits the ground running and doesn't stop till it reaches the end, which is satisfying and also unsatisfying at the same time.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #29

Aug 13, 2021

Miles Morales Clone Saga aftermath spends a lot of time speeding through plotlines that could have been fodder for issues to come, with little focus on the actual fallout from having multiple rogue Spider-Mans running around causing trouble. A relatively low moment for an otherwise enjoyable series.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #30

Oct 4, 2021

It's a big-time anniversary for the web-swinging hero that has hopped dimensions and mediums, brought to life for a handful of amazing creators who showcase their love for the character and world across every single page. It's a Miles Morales world and we are wonderfully allowed to be living within it.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #31

Oct 18, 2021

Another month and another issue of Miles Morales that continues the title's widely fluctuating levels, this month bringing an artistically top-notch issue saddled with a very run-of-the-mill type of plotline. For a character only ten years old, the young Spider-Man is reaching a middling point usually reserved for characters with many more decades under their belt.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #32

Nov 17, 2021

Date night goes awry for Spider-Man and Starling once Taskmaster crashes the party, in an issue that feels the most Spider-Man-like in some very good ways. There are a few noticeable flaws within parts of the story, but it's overall pretty fun and a nice respite from some of the bigger stuff that has been going on.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #33

Dec 21, 2021

While there are some big things going on in the other Spider-Man book, Miles' own book continues to spin its wheels heading towards a potential overarching storyline conclusion. Some really good action scenes from a solid artistic team help keep the book in a solid neutral spot overall.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #34

Jan 26, 2022

Miles Morales is a series that seems to be content moving in slow-moving circles, foregoing all the elements of Miles' world that are part of what makes him such a fun and intriguing character to follow. Really great fluid artwork isn't enough to save another issue in this arc that very noticeably is dragging.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #35

Feb 28, 2022

Miles Morales' solo title remains one that hits some of the right notes but is seemingly content to mostly riff on the character's greatest hits rather than forging forward into bold new realms. While there are new aspects to be found within, the reliance on the same few elements is proving to be far more harmful than beneficial for the character and series as a whole.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #36

Mar 31, 2022

While Miles Morales' star has never been higher within the film and other realms, the character is stuck in a proverbial rut when it comes to his birthplace, the realm of comics. An overreliance on past elements is keeping the character from the heights he should be soaring through on a regular basis. A partially new creative team does their best to move things along, but an overall lack of consistency for the book as a whole is beginning to take its toll.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #37

Apr 18, 2022

More than one or two Miles is too many Miles, especially when this book isn't living up to giving the Miles we know and love enough focus or attention in his non-Spider-Man or non-Multiverse life. Unfortunately, this series is seemingly stuck in a bit of a rut, and it's not coming out of it soon enough.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #38

Jun 3, 2022

Another month brings another issue of Miles Morales's adventures centered around the multiverse and clones and his uncle and a handful of things that have come to seemingly define the character too much in comics these days. On the surface, this dark reality has some intriguing characters and concepts at play but at this point feels too much like been there done that.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #39

Jun 23, 2022

Even a decade into his existence, Miles Morales is a character that Marvel Comics doesn't seem to know how to use at all and continues to coast off the same story fumes over and over again. While overly fine in concept, Miles Morales's return to the multiverse and dive into dystopian futures is pretty formulaic.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #40

Jul 25, 2022

Around and around we go, as Miles Morales's latest issue continues to go nowhere fast despite the story arcs finale being only one issue away. Despite a decade of existence and massive levels of popularity, Marvel Comics continues to hold Miles Morales back from the heights he could and should be swinging through regularly.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #41

Aug 25, 2022

Miles Morales's big multiversal adventure is finally (thankfully) over, in an issue that is plagued by many of the same issues that have been there almost the entire time. Marvel Comics has failed their second Spider-Man character quite a bit these days but with only one issue left of this run perhaps there is some hope on the horizon for something more. Miles and the audience deserve something more.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #42

Sep 29, 2022

One era of ‘Miles Morales: Spider-Man' comes to an end by celebrating and revisiting everything that has played a role in the four years that this title has spanned. It's not enough to make up for almost a year of stories that pulled from some of the worst aspects of how Marvel views Miles, but it's at least a solid way to bring an end to a title that started with such bright promise.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) Annual #1

Aug 25, 2021

Miles Morales: Spider-Man delves into a classic super-hero team-up for its annual issue, pairing a rookie hero with the now seasoned decade-old former ultimate Spider-Man. Another quite solid entry in the Infinite Destinies branded annuals event that Marvel has going on this year, a brutal but fun and delightful to look at issue.

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New Masters #1

Feb 10, 2022

New Masters is a beautifully crafted series with a distinctive African point of view filtered through the wonderful realm of science fiction that brings to life a deep and developed and intriguing world that a reader will want to explore more and more. This debut issue builds a solid foundation for the series as a whole while also working to showcase some truly stunning vistas and the variety of realms within the cityscape that focus on the human plight that many still find to be a reality even in this futuristic world.

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10
New Masters #2

Mar 17, 2022

‘New Masters' continues to build a fully fleshed-out character-filled science fiction-based world with an Afrofuturism focus, diving even deeper into characters and relationships with this second issue. Truly this is just a gorgeous book, unlike any others that are being published right now, showcasing just how powerful comic books are as a medium and the reality of how representation and diversity enrich everything in our world including story-telling.

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New Masters #3

Apr 14, 2022

‘New Masters' continues to be a gorgeous grounded science fiction series with its sights firmly set upon the dynamic and engaging family unit at its center. What this creative team has managed to accomplish in just three issues bodes well for what the last three issues of this series are sure to bring.

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10
New Masters #4

May 26, 2022

‘New Masters' never loses its emotional character-driven center as it slides through a variety of genres all in service of honoring the Afrofuturism science fiction core of this story. The Coker brothers and their collaborators have created a truly special world that has such depth and is gorgeous to behold, while leaving so much more on the table that could be explored which makes the world feel even more grounded and real.

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10
New Masters #5

Jul 22, 2022

The Coker brothers and their collaborators have created a truly special world that has such depth and is gorgeous to behold while leaving so much more on the table that could be explored which makes the world feel even more grounded and real. Far more of the world comes into focus with this issue, but the focus on the main characters and the bonds and what people will do to protect their own is not lost at all.

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10
New Masters #6

Aug 30, 2022

What the Coker brothers and their collaborators have created with ‘New Masters' is truly something unique, filled to the brim with deep emotional character work alongside the Afrofuturism science fiction heart that beats within this gorgeous series. We're given just bits about this world, leaving so much to explore still, but enough to allow us to follow and fall in love with the title characters. We need more of this series, more of this story.

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9.5
Nightwing (2016) #78

Mar 17, 2021

Dick Grayson is the heart of the DC Universe once more as a bold new era begins for Bldhaven's defender.

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9.5
Nightwing (2016) #79

Apr 21, 2021

With just two issues under its belt, this creative team continues to not only build a new solid foundation for Nightwing and Bldhaven, but plants many promising seeds for the future. The true challenge of a city like Bldhaven is laid bare through the writing and in the moody and colorful presentation that the art team puts their whole heart into. It very well could be Nightwing at the finest that he's ever been.

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9.5
Nightwing (2016) #80

May 20, 2021

Every single page of this book is just full to the brim with love. Love for the characters, love for the world they inhabit, and love for the medium itself. Dynamic gorgeous art and character development are a winning combination that never grows old. If this run continues this pace, it will undoubtedly go down as one of the greats.

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9.5
Nightwing (2016) #81

Jun 16, 2021

The bold yet familiar in the best ways possible era of Nightwing continues with another engaging, gorgeous, colorful, heartfelt, fun, and even shocking issue. Every piece of these four issues proves how much this creative team loves both Dick Grayson but also everything about his and the Bat-family's world. This surely will go down as one of the greatest Nightwing runs and one of the greatest times for fans of the characters.

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10
Nightwing (2016) #82

Jul 21, 2021

Nightwing continues its winning ways of embracing and expanding the best parts of who and what Dick Grayson is as one of the true hearts of the DC Universe. The art team beautifully works together to create a harmonious mix of past and present set scenes that are beyond delightful. This team has proven that they not only love this character and the world he inhabits but know just how to pay tribute to everything that came before while adding their own additions to such a solid foundation.

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10
Nightwing (2016) #83

Aug 18, 2021

Nightwing's first arc of the Infinite Frontier era has come to a close and the former boy wonder is in truly great hands as the book has brought Dick Grayson back to the levels he's meant to be within the DC Universe. Truly a gorgeous, heartfelt, emotional, surprising, and just all-around fun book that retains a serious/sharp edge to it with the threats and real-world issues faced.

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10
Nightwing (2016) #87

Dec 22, 2021

'Nightwing' #87 is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that every single comic book fan needs to pick up and read for themselves. Every bit of love and dedication for this character and world is clear within the pages of this artistic masterpiece that will most certainly be talked about for years to come.

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9
Nightwing (2016) #88

Jan 19, 2022

It's Nighwing and his amazing friends as one of DC Comics' best titles continues doing what it does best, as the creators pour their entire hearts onto the page every single time. This is a book not just for fans of Nightwing or the rest of the Bat-family, but for those that are fans of the DC Universe and the deep strong character relationships it has long been known for.

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10
Nightwing (2016) #89

Feb 21, 2022

Nightwing and Superman's two-part crossover has begun with a bang, as this gorgeous issue feels jam-packed full of amazing character work and plot elements as the two characters have such an easy rapport. Big events are fine, but these are the types of crossovers that are amazing to see more of in comics again.

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9
Nightwing (2016) #90

Mar 21, 2022

‘Nightwing' continues to lean heavily on the relationships that Dick Grayson has formed over the decades, which is just a boon for the title and for the universe as a whole. There are a few moments that didn't sit quite as well in the long run, but overall the book continues to deliver on its premise of making the character and his world more fun but also bigger and more centered.

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9
Nightwing (2016) #91

Apr 25, 2022

Fantastic artwork and a lot of stellar character work keep ‘Nightwing' at the top where the book has been since this new run began well over a year ago now. Watching the deep connections that were wiped out by New 52 making their way back, giving us a more connected DC Universe, especially when it comes to Dick Grayson and his superfriends makes one's nerdy heart happy. This is Dick Grayson and the DC Universe at their very finest.

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9.5
Nightwing (2016) #92

May 20, 2022

Nightwing's creative team continues to create one of the best books on the stands as they delve even deeper into the title character and the rest of the Batfamily and what makes them so fun and special. Tons of action and character moments all in service of the overall narrative and bringing various story threads closer together with a possible endgame in sight.

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9
Nightwing (2016) #93

Jun 28, 2022

The very heart of Bldhaven is at stake as various forces continue their plots to save or control the embattled city, their paths still not ready to fully collide quite yet. Month in and month out this team and any guests continue to showcase why this book is one of the best around, hitting all the right notes to create a powerful and beautiful as well as heartfelt and realistic look at these characters and their universe.

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9
Nightwing (2016) #94

Jul 26, 2022

Nightwing's world takes a sudden turn when Blockbuster makes his presence felt and begins to strike back against the hero and his allies, with possibly dire consequences for at least one of them. This series has done such a good job building up Bldhaven and the players fighting for its very soul, and now those forces are colliding even more and it's hitting hard.

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9
Nightwing (2016) #95

Aug 22, 2022

‘Nightwing' pits the will of two powerful men against one another as a variety of threads that have been weaved for almost two years are starting to come together to help create a picture of Bldhaven's future. This series continues to be a beautiful character-driven emotional ride into the heart of the DC Universe, bringing some great energy to the Batline of books.

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10
Nightwing (2016) #96

Sep 26, 2022

One of the major plots of ‘Nightwing' comes to an action-packed heart-pounding satisfying almost two years in the making conclusion while setting up what is coming next and continuing to move the title character forward. This series is truly a delight to flip through, a gorgeous colorful, and powerful superhero story that wears its character-focused heart on its sleeve at all times.

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9
Nightwing (2016) #97

Oct 24, 2022

‘Nightwing' enters a new phase as the series ramps up towards a pretty big 100th issue, exploring what happens to people and a city when a massively powerful force is suddenly extinguished. This issue perfectly balances a smaller story, with lots of emotional weight & significant bits of action, alongside the overarching bigger story happening around the characters.

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9
Nightwing (2016) #98

Nov 16, 2022

‘Nightwing' takes a bit of a fun but important story detour without losing any of the energy that has made this book such a favorite series to dive into month after month. Heart and legacy are just as important here, as a momentary change in artist helps bring the right vibe needed for such a whimsical but also serious storyline.

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9
Nightwing (2016) Annual: 2021

Dec 6, 2021

Nightwing's latest annual is a simple tale built upon the undeniable familial chemistry on display between the two heroes that headline the show, which makes it just the right amount of fun. Past and present collide within, brought to life by a whole slew of artistic contributors, making the book a delight across each and every page.

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9
Nightwing (2016) Annual: 2022

Dec 1, 2022

The 'Nightwing 2022 Annual' #1 is all about hearts as the issue takes us on a roller coaster from the rise of a villain that is a dark mirror to our hero before gliding into two lighter fares that tug at the heartstrings in more positive ways. All of it melds well together with such strong artistic visions, keeping to the elements that have made this such a popular era for the hero of Bldhaven.

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10
Poison Ivy (2022) #1

Jun 15, 2022

‘Poison Ivy'#1 is a horrifying yet gorgeous character study that delves deep into the mindset of someone that has lost so much and is on a mission, no matter what that mission means for their own survival. Such an earthy-looking story that dabbles in the horror realms while making the villain at the center of the story someone that is relatable in many painful ways.

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10
Poison Ivy (2022) #2

Jul 13, 2022

DC Comics' eco-horror series continues to showcase both the darkness but also humanity that remains within Poison Ivy, even as she moves closer and closer to the completion of her murderous final plan. This is one of the best dark character studies around, full of powerful emotion, darkness, and gorgeous yet terrifying horror to be found.

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10
Poison Ivy (2022) #3

Aug 9, 2022

‘Poison Ivy' continues to take readers on a gorgeous yet horrifying journey deep into the character, but also deep into human emotions and issues in a truly honest and powerful way. A truly character-defining run that is being put together here, a series that everyone needs to be picking up and reading.

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10
Poison Ivy (2022) #4

Sep 12, 2022

‘Poison Ivy' perfectly balances the line between horrifying and relatable as the title character navigates the complexities and horrors of human existence and tries to deal with her own conflicted nature. A truly gorgeous series that delivers on all fronts, from the deeply emotional to the terrifyingly grotesque, taking characters and readers on a truly unique journey within the DC Universe as well as our own.

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10
Poison Ivy (2022) #5

Oct 12, 2022

‘Poison Ivy' is a hauntingly beautiful terrifying nightmarish peek into the mind of one of the best DC Comics villains as she struggles to complete her deadly mission against humanity while struggling with love and trauma, and the conscience that she tries to fight against. Every element of this series is just clicking and knowing that there will be a whole new story-line beyond the next one is fantastic, because this is a series everyone needs to be reading right away.

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10
Poison Ivy (2022) #6

Nov 7, 2022

‘Poison Ivy' ends its first arc just as strong and emotionally powerful as it began, telling a complete story that leaves the character perfectly positioned to dive right into the upcoming second story arc in a new way. A hauntingly beautiful eco-horror tale through and through, it doesn't shy away from challenging moments or topics as it takes us deep into the main character's mind. A must-read story for Poison Ivy, DC Comics, or just overall comic book fans!

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9
Power Pack (2020) #3

Feb 16, 2021

Power Pack becomes a lot less powerful when Taskmaster comes to town, and their choices regarding Kamala's law are beginning to come back to haunt them.

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9
Power Pack (2020) #4

Mar 8, 2021

The situation of the Powers family gets a whole lot dicier as a very familiar metallic mutant with a pentent for slicing arrives to lend a hand.

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10
Power Pack (2020) #5

Apr 15, 2021

Every single bit of fun, wholesomeness, and awesomeness that was delivered across the prior four issues is amped up for this beyond satisfying conclusion for the Power Pack's jump into the Outlawed playground. If you are a Power Pack fan or just a fan of comic books this is a series that needs to be added to your collection today.

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10
Robin & Batman (2021) #1

Nov 12, 2021

What's old is new again as Robin & Batman presents a gorgeous retelling of the first days of the iconic dynamic duo, focusing deeply on the characters and their traumas, personalities, and the struggles to retain who they are in this burgeoning partnership. Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, with letterer Steven Wands joining them, showcase just why they work so well together and have won awards for their collaborations as they take a break from creator-owned to visit Gotham City.

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10
Robin & Batman (2021) #2

Dec 24, 2021

'Robin & Batman' continues to take a deep character-focused look at the early days of the dynamic duo through a modern lens, giving the young Robin a deeper focus this time. This gorgeous story balances the world of light and dark perfectly as some bright fun guest stars show up that add so much more to the story. At its heart, this is the story of two individuals dealing with similar traumas in different ways as they struggle to come to a place where they can thrive together.

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9
Robin & Batman (2021) #3

Jan 18, 2022

At last, the true dynamic duo is born, as the characters must come to grip with their own traumas and their own personalities and how they differ and how they help one another. There is a lot to like about this mini-series that re-explores the early days of Robin and Batman, through a different lens, while there are other aspects that might be hard to see for such beloved characters.

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9.5
Robin (2021) #1

Apr 28, 2021

Old school fighting tournament meets the DC Universe in the latest entry into the increasingly diverse offerings coming from the publisher's Batman line of books. Bold, loud, colorful, gorgeous, and intriguing are just a handful of words that can describe this debut issue that presents something both familiar and different at the same time.

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Robin (2021) #2

May 26, 2021

Robin manages to take a number of cliches and tropes that have peppered fighting style narratives for decades and brings something new and fun and engaging to the table. Rich dynamic and tonally colorful art is brilliantly paired with the flashy fun parts of the story as well as the more deeply emotional and touching work below the surface. This is the type of series that many Damian Wayne fans have likely been waiting a long time to see.

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9
Robin (2021) #3

Jun 24, 2021

Robin deftly manages to juggle the overall plotline while leaving plenty of room for fun, emotional, and very painful character development and moments that make each issue better and better. All of this is brought to life with bold energetic artwork that fully sells the fun but brutally serious tone that this book balances perfectly. This is truly the Damian Wayne book his fans have been waiting for.

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9
Robin (2021) #4

Jul 30, 2021

Robin doesn't miss a single step as the series takes a small deviation from the overall tournament to continue its wonderful thread of Damian Wayne's overall development and growth. The wealth of color, darkness, fun, brutality, and meaningful character moments is still at the forefront of this story in every single facet. Fans have wanted another Damian exploring solo series for years, and this team is more than delivering.

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Robin (2021) #5

Aug 26, 2021

Robin makes sure to always showcase the fact that one of the greatest things the Batman line has going for it is the depth of characters who have intricate and powerful relationships with one another. Often the ones that can get to you the most and break you down, are those that you love, which the Robins past and present find out in this powerful, beautiful, and fun issue.

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9
Robin (2021) #6

Sep 30, 2021

Robin is a fun, gorgeous, brutal, colorful character-driven series that showcases its full love for all of the characters and every part of the Batman world that it touches. Damian Wayne's latest series is a character and world-defining series that will resonate for years to come.

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9
Robin (2021) #7

Oct 28, 2021

Robin continues to be one of the most fun yet brutal and real series around because it wears its heart on its sleeve and truly is giving one of the best looks at Damian Wayne that we've ever had. Every aspect and moment laid out across the previous six issues come into play as the endgame approaches, showing off a great marriage between solid intricate planning and the ability to have a lot of fun along the way.

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9
Robin (2021) #8

Nov 25, 2021

It's the final countdown as the Lazarus Island tournament is down to the final two, and the actual reasons behind the entire tournament prepare to make themselves known to the entire world. The character-defining exploration of Damian Wayne and the world of Batman continues as the creative team keeps bringing their very best to each and every single page.

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9
Robin (2021) #9

Dec 31, 2021

Demons rise as the tournament comes to an end, as the true endgame becomes 100% clear as the series reaches the point it's been building to for nine issues to bring Damian Wayne back from tragic guilt. While this series is truly fun to the core, the emotional weight that it showcases with each issue helps elevate it to top-tier levels.

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9
Robin (2021) #10

Jan 27, 2022

Robin is a series that continues to defy expectations and cannot be classified within any sort of box as its focus shifts but never fully leaves the mission behind, a mission to deep dive into Damian Wayne and his life/legacy. Every aspect of this book finds a way to perfectly blend the more fun and outlandish with the more emotional and grounded side of things.

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9
Robin (2021) #11

Feb 23, 2022

While the fighting tournament might be over, the tremendous amount of character work that has been done in ‘Robin' is just the beginning of where this character looks to be headed and finds his place in the DC Universe once more. Numerous threads are tied up as the future is teased, all while never losing that fun but deep and somewhat dark tone that has made the series work so well.

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Robin (2021) #12

Mar 31, 2022

Robin takes a moment between story arcs to reset the pieces on the board for what comes next while continuing to focus on character development and world-building. Having reached the year point of the series, the overall creative team (with its numerous shifting in and out members) has hit their stride and continues to bring a lot of great things to life upon the page month after month.

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8
Robin (2021) #13

May 3, 2022

‘Shadow War' hits Robin's solo title in an overall engaging entry that is connected to the rest but continues to do what this book has always done well, tackle deep character moments with most of them centered on family. Just a fun and colorful story that adds a bit to the crossover and moves a few pieces forward for that book but mostly moves forward pieces for where the series is sure to go after the event.

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7
Robin (2021) #14

Jun 2, 2022

The grips of Shadow War are just too much for Robin to overcome, as the series loses some of its normal energy and voice in service of helping conclude this big multi-series crossover event. It's still visually gorgeous and energetic but isn't reaching the same heights that have become the standard for this book.

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Robin (2021) #15

Jul 4, 2022

Overview`Between a rock and a hard place, Damian Wayne continues his journey to become the person that he wants to be in another character-driven emotional and fun issue of ‘Robin'. Keeping to that core has been the story of success for this series, and the next two issues look to wrap that all up and hopefully lead us to whatever is next for this dynamic character.

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Robin (2021) #16

Aug 2, 2022

Robin's penultimate issue returns the series to where it began in many ways by showcasing all the character, heart, and deep moments that made it such a delightful series to follow. Damian's future isn't quite clear at this point with the series about to end, and an upcoming mini, but this series has put him on such a great trajectory as he's been developed more as a character than he has been in quite some time.

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10
Robin (2021) #17

Aug 25, 2022

‘Robin' closes out this particular chapter of Damian Wayne's story by showcasing just how far this character has come over the last seventeen issues, capping off a gorgeous fun, and character-defining run that will surely stand the test of time as a classic. Any time a story ends, it can be quite sad but it can also be quite happy, reminding us why we connect with these characters and this medium in an amazing way.

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Robin (2021) Annual: 2021

Dec 7, 2021

'Robin 2021 Annual' #1 peels back the curtain to give a better look at some of the Lazarus Island fighting tournament contestants, as well as fits a fan-favorite legacy character back into the world at large. This series remains one of the true highlights of the Infinite Frontier era, constantly presenting a tried and true mix of fun, emotional weight, and character depth alongside artwork that elevates all of those aspects to even greater heights.

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10
Sabretooth & the Exiles (2022) #1

Nov 11, 2022

‘Sabretooth And The Exiles' kicks off the second chapter of this series that continues to pull apart Krakoa and the Marvel Universe and speak to the injustices there reflected from our own unbalanced reality. A series that pulls no punches when diving deep into systems and those they harm/leave behind while also providing fantastic character depth and development for some of the forgotten or left-behind mutants of Marvel.

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10
Sabretooth (2022) #1

Feb 3, 2022

At long last, the pit of exile under Krakoa comes into the spotlight as Sabretooth takes a deep dive not only into the title character's fate but the notion of rehabilitation, justice, and the prison systems of humanity as a whole. Every bit of this book is a harsh pointed brutal but honest and deeply needed look at the state of affairs through the eyes of one mutant kind's most notorious figures. 'Sabretooth' is a welcome fully necessary addition to the X-Line, taking its place amongst the top books of the new Krakoan era.

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10
Sabretooth (2022) #2

Mar 10, 2022

Sabretooth continues to shine a spotlight upon the web of lies which Krakoa, the mutant paradise, was built upon as Professor Xavier and Magneto dispense injustice from their lofty council positions. This series is an essential read not just for fans of the X-Line that wanted to see more of this angle, but just comic book readers and the general public overall. An examination of the prison industrial complex and the way that our society allows those with power to treat others distilled through the X-Men lens is worth checking out.

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10
Sabretooth (2022) #3

Apr 29, 2022

Everything is going according to plan as the cast of mutant exiles begins their journey to secure their freedom but also bring the curtain crashing down to reveal the truth of Krakoa's sins. Such a deep and gorgeous and thoughtful issue, continuing the energy and amazing work this creative team has done so far. A title with the name Sabretooth upon it is sure to turn many away, but this is truly one of the best X-related books we've ever gotten.

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10
Sabretooth (2022) #4

Jul 5, 2022

Sabretooth continues to pull at the threads that make up Krakoa, showcasing the broken nature of the so-called paradise and the abuse of power, and what is called ‘justice' in this new land. This is a truly gorgeous, powerful, and heart-wrenching series that doesn't shy away from actually tackling not only the issues of this world but pointing out how those issues are inherent within our own world at this very moment.

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10
Sabretooth (2022) #5

Jul 11, 2022

The first portion of this story has come to an end as Sabretooth begins the next part of his journey, and those that were placed in hell alongside him have to follow their own new path that is still tied to the man that plagued them. An emotional and thought-provoking conclusion to this series that has taken a deep dive into Krakoa but also the systems that we deal with on a daily basis and just life itself.

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Seven Dead Stars #0

Sep 9, 2021

‘Seven Dead Stars' #00 is a truly great comic book and musical experience that must be explored at the same time for maximum enjoyment. A whole new world is being built with this series, gorgeous and vast, in a debut issue that gives you just a taste while making sure there is still far more to explore moving forward.

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9.8
Shadecraft #1

Apr 1, 2021

Shadecraft's first issue is a pitch-perfect blend of fantasy horror and teenage coming of age drama that hits it out of the park with every single page and panel. Gorgeous and terrifying imagery and moments blend together in a way that almost cannot be described and have to be witnessed as they are.

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9.8
Shadecraft #2

Apr 29, 2021

This issue pulls back a bit from the shadowy horrors of the first issue in order to flesh out its main characters, leaning heavily into the fun dynamic of loving sibling rivalry attached to the pains of the high school world. Every page is a true artistic journey as the colors and imagery tell their own little stories in-between the story elevating the entire issue in a grand way.

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10
Shadecraft #3

Jun 1, 2021

Shadecraft is a darkly gorgeous series that never forgets the basics of the human experience as it builds a solid and lived-in world that has more and more to offer with every single turn of the page. This book grabs your attention and never let's go as it centers around solid heartfelt relationships between characters in order to better bolster the supernatural aspects. This is a must-read type series for comic book fans.

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10
Shadecraft #4

Jun 30, 2021

Shadecraft continues to throw in truly engaging and world-altering twists and turns while never once losing that core emotional family tether that makes it such a strong series. The art is still beyond gorgeous as the emotion is felt on every single page and the way that shadows and colors are played with elevates everything to beautiful new levels. Shadecraft truly embodies everything that is the best about comic books as a medium thanks to a beyond amazing creative team.

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10
Shadecraft #5

Jul 23, 2021

Everything that makes Shadecraft such an engaging and heartfelt and gorgeous series is on full display for the concluding issue of the first story arc and the first book of the series, with a heavy focus on family. As previously stated Shadecraft truly embodies everything that is the best about comic books as a medium thanks to a beyond amazing creative team. Hopefully, there will be plenty more of this amazing book in the future for us all.

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Silk (2021) #2

May 3, 2021

Silk #2 is a perfect balance of superheroics and more human related elements that often are left behind with the more blockbuster-minded style of comics. Miyazawa, Herring, and Maher present this all with very fun and dynamically emotional stylistic art that flows easily through the various parts of Cindy Moon's life. The series truly offers a nice counter to some of the more nostalgic and past-facing stories that Peter Parker is currently part of.

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9
Silk (2021) #3

May 14, 2021

This series never forgets that the best hero stories are full of character depth and emotion and heart alongside the wonderful action and the fantastic moments of humor. This fun and emotions seep into every single facet of the book especially in the wonderful art, coloring, and lettering found within. Silk should be a superstar character at Marvel, and this series is exhibit's A-Z on why.

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Silk (2021) #4

Jun 28, 2021

Silk continues its run of fantastic character development, energetic and emotional scenes, and an engaging story that catapults Cindy Moon/Silk to the heroic levels she should be inhabiting at all times. A creative tie to a Spider-Man villain helps open the story and allows for some really fun, moody, colorful artwork that embodies all the perfect qualities of superhero comic books.

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Silk (2021) #5

Aug 5, 2021

Silk is a fantastically created series that has brought new life to the title character and catapulted her back to the heights she deserves to be soaring through. The character moments, the art, the colors, the letters, the overall conclusion, and growth from the beginning are spot on. This is a series that any fan of Silk or spider-themed characters or just good superhero books needs to pick up today.

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Silk (2022) #1

Jan 25, 2022

Cindy Moon is back in action as a whole new Silk series has arrived, giving the breakout character another chance to showcase why she's so great by embracing aspects of the Spider-Man universe while still being fully her own character. There is a fun energy that permeates this book that digs deep into the best aspects of comic books and builds a solid detailed and emotional world around the character.

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Silk (2022) #2

Mar 1, 2022

Peter Parker eat your heart out, Cindy Moon hits all the best Spider-superhero struggling to make their life work vibes with her own awesome style. The continued rise of Silk to the levels of prominence that the character should be regularly enjoying is delightful to witness as this series continues to set up her world and gives us tons to explore and enjoy.

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Silk (2022) #3

Apr 6, 2022

‘Silk' is a series that represents how combining slices of life and superhero action can make some of the best comics, allowing characters and a world to feel deeper and more realistic. An energetic and emotional series not afraid to dig into the intricacies of living life in our present-day world.

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Silk (2022) #4

May 4, 2022

‘Silk' is a series that is full of very old-school energy in the sense that it takes time to build the life and world of its character alongside all of the superhero action moments. There needs to be an ongoing series right now for Cindy Moon, it's long past due, as she's among the best of the newer generation of Marvel Comics characters.

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Silk (2022) #5

May 25, 2022

Another amazing volume of ‘Silk' comes to a satisfying but bittersweet conclusion that is high on character and emotion with just enough action to satisfy the needs of a superhero comic book. Marvel needs to finally give Cindy Moon another long-term ongoing series, preferably with this creative team still on board, because the character is wonderful and deserves more than just once-a-year minis.

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Specs (2022) #1

Nov 10, 2022

‘Specs' debut issue quickly showcases how the series is a powerfully grounded emotional and character-driven horror series that speaks to so many real-world situations in an authentic and refreshing way. Grounded horror that has a supernatural tinge but otherwise feels realistic is always a fun situation to explore, especially when the world we're brought into feels so lived in and developed. A must-read for fans of horror or just teen-related life experience drama.

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Spider-Punk (2022) #1

Apr 14, 2022

Born out of Spider-Verse, the rocking Spider-Punk gains his very own miniseries as his punk style Earth gets the fleshed-out treatment. A rocking first issue from this creative team as they lean into the fun atmosphere of this character and his world while diving into some relevant pressing issues all wrapped up in a colorful dynamic and fun artistic package.

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9.5
Spider-Punk (2022) #2

May 27, 2022

Spider-Punk's second issue continues to flesh out this alternate Earth and its myriad of characters, as the creative team delves deep into the punk and fun aspects of this story while building something huge in the background. This is exactly the type of story that we need in times like these, hitting all the relatable notes while leaving room for so much more.

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9.5
Spider-Punk (2022) #3

Jul 22, 2022

Earth 138's punk rock heroes have hit the road and run into all kinds of trouble, but nothing a little visit from this alternate Earth's Daredevil cannot cure. ‘Spider-Punk' is the epitome of what makes comic books fun but also such a truly awesome medium, taking such creative bold chances not only with the characters but the visuals as well. Every element of this book and every member of the creative team is bringing their absolute A game and it shows.

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9.5
Spider-Punk (2022) #4

Aug 16, 2022

Issue after issue, Spider-Punk continues to be a visual and emotional feast that perfectly blends superheroes and real-world issues into a powerful fun mix that packs quite the proverbial punch. Truly if one was trying to choose a list of series that are the epitome of what comics can and should be, this is a series that would be on the list no questions asked.

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Spider-Punk (2022) #5

Sep 22, 2022

‘Spider-Punk' is a pure example of how comic books are a medium through which we can have a ton of fun while also tackling some of the most prevalent issues, sometimes through the specific lens of superheroes. This is the type of comic book series that would be so easy to suggest as one to get someone into comics because it's easy to follow while also being powerful on every single page.

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Star Trek (2022) #1

Oct 28, 2022

'Star Trek' had a lot of expectations and hype surrounding it before the title even launched, but with just the first issue it meets and exceeds them very easily. This is a complete love letter to not just Star Trek and its legacy, but all the people and things that have been part of the franchise for almost sixty years. The future of Star Trek is very very bright.

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Star Trek One-Shots (2022) #2

Dec 1, 2022

‘Star Trek' continues to bring bold concepts and intriguing mixes of characters together while adding so much to the almost sixty-year-old tapestry that is Star Trek. One of the things central to Trek shows has been the characters that we follow around, and those crew dynamics start to really form and gel in this second issue.

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Starward (2022) #1

May 6, 2022

Heavy Metal's Starward is an engaging and gorgeously devised science fiction adventure, presenting a story type that we need more of within the genre. A detailed but not overwhelming foundation is skillfully built here and leaves so many avenues of exploration open down the line.

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Starward (2022) #2

Jun 2, 2022

With its second issue, ‘Starward' casts off all Earthly confines and delves right into the science fiction and fantasy realms it promised in action-packed explosive ways, all while not losing any bit of its charm or ability to build lore around the action. Just looking at the book is such a delight because it's so beautiful artistically, with some great pages that are begging to be blown up and showcased as posters on the wall.

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9
Static (2021): Season One #1

Jun 17, 2021

Static Shock makes quite the debut as Milestone re-enters the DCU and continues to tackle very timely and pertinent issues that Black people and other marginalized groups have been and currently are facing. While there are issues with skin tone lightening, the overall artwork is really intriguing and meshes the layouts and coloring quite well. This is quite a solid start for the new series and what it might mean to people in the long run.

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Static (2021): Season One #2

Jul 29, 2021

Static's second issue continues to fully flesh out and build this modernized take on the popular character and Milestone universe, giving us deep and meaningful character moments on top of solid action beats. The art team pulls out all the stops to present truly stunning pages that bring every bit of this story to vivid bright and shadowy colorful life. Static is awesome and back, at long last.

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Static (2021): Season One #3

Sep 7, 2021

The second life of Milestone is off to a strong start, and the series centered around one of its most notable characters continues to be a truly wonderful mix of old and new. Strong character work, modernization of characters that are still relevant, amazing artwork, and a clear focus on the ultimate goal help make this book fly high.

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Static (2021): Season One #4

Nov 16, 2021

The new age of Milestone Comics is soaring high, and Static is leading the way not just for the imprint but for comic books as a whole. There is a fully unique energy that permeates this book on so many levels, from the gorgeous distinctive artistic end to the deep resonating realistic and emotional character level. We need a whole lot more of this book for years to come.

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Static (2021): Season One #5

Feb 2, 2022

Milestone's Return continues to soar higher and higher as Static: Season One is a showcase of amazing writing and stunning gorgeous dynamic artwork that are bringing one of the best (superhero) comic books to life. Hopefully we have a season two and three and more on the way because it would be a true crime to not get more of this book from this fantastic creative team.

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10
Static (2021): Season One #6

Mar 8, 2022

This chapter of Virgil Hawkin's/Static's story comes to a spectacular close while setting up the next, showcasing why this book is not only one of the best superhero comics but just overall comics being published. A perfect blend of superhero comic sensibilities and relevant relatable issues and characters alongside powerfully creative artwork make this book work on all levels. If you're a fan of comic books and haven't read this series yet, that needs to change as soon as possible.

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Stillwater (2020) #6

Feb 24, 2021

Things continue to take a dramatic turn in the conclusion of Stillwater's first arc as officer Ted takes the law into his own hands.

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Stillwater (2020) #7

May 25, 2021

Despite this being a new arc, this is not a new jumping-on point for the series as it hits the ground running from the last issue and doesn't let up on the horror and brutality till the final page revelation. This is the moment that has been building for six issues and it hits with perfect looks at what lurks within humanity. Every single moment comes to terrifying life thanks to the emotional detailed art and the atmospheric and moody color palate.

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Stillwater (2020) #9

Aug 4, 2021

Stillwater continues to take a deep look at trauma and horror surrounding the all too real actions of humanity while under the fantastical umbrella of forever life. There is an all-encompassing darkness that permeates through the series both in the script but also in the detailed and fantastic artwork.

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Stillwater (2020) #10

Sep 27, 2021

Every issue of ‘Stillwater' brings something entirely new or unexpected to the table that keeps the readers guessing while wonderfully fleshing out this science fiction and horror-tinged world. There is a perceived heaviness that permeates every piece of this book in the best way, keeping the reader firmly engaged from start to finish.

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Stillwater (2020) #11

Nov 16, 2021

No matter how much things are changing in the timeless town of Stillwater, some of the worst aspects continue to fester and grow worse for all those involved. This series continued look at horror through the lens of what human beings are capable of doing to one another in order to keep an 'idyllic' life resonates, as it finds ways to constantly flesh out every single aspect of this world that isn't far from the one outside our windows.

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Stillwater (2020) #12

Jan 12, 2022

‘Stillwater' brings its second arc to a game-changing and emotional climax, as things about the town of eternal life and its inhabitants begin to change. This creative team has created something truly special that delivers with every single issue, leaving you wanting more in the best way possible of this deeply fleshed-out world.

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Stillwater (2020) #13

May 27, 2022

It's the beginning of the end for the secret of Stillwater as well as the series itself, as the immortal horror series moves into its final story arc with a pretty big bang. What this creative team has created is such a emotional, engaging and realistic look at the true horror that humanity brings upon itself.

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Stillwater (2020) #14

Aug 10, 2022

The final ‘Stillwater' story arc continues to bring big bold moves to the horror series as the town of Coldwater now must deal with the darkness that controls Stillwater, and a big big return most assuredly spells the beginning of the end. This remains such a brilliant, beautiful, dark, emotional, and powerful series from this truly amazing creative team.

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Stillwater (2020) #15

Oct 5, 2022

‘Stillwater' draws ever closer to its upcoming conclusion as various elements previously left unsaid are beginning to make themselves known, and the continued small town/horror vibes grow more and more by the issue. What this team has created in this series is not just a fantastic gorgeous supernatural horror story, it is very much a human experience horror story as we witness the various levels of what humans can and will do at any given time. Eternal life and what humans are willing to do or not do to see that continue to be a reality is equally intriguing and terrifying.

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Stillwater (2020) #16

Dec 2, 2022

‘Stillwater' expands the horror and human experience explorations of this series through the use of a perfectly constructed flashback issue, capturing the energy and tone of the Civil War era it taps into. A powerful tragedy wrapped up in stunning tangible visuals that allow us to stand beside the point of view character and feel her pain. Truly a powerful encapsulation of the energy that makes this title so unique and intriguing.

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Strange (2022) #1

Mar 4, 2022

‘Strange' #1 kicks off a whole new emotional and character-rich journey that brings Clea a bold new spotlight that the character hasn't had in some time if ever, and it's a wonderful decision. Magical energy can be felt through every single page as we journey into various new unseen realms and situations that bring new depth and richness to the Marvel Universe and New York in particular that is a great thing to see.

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Strange (2022) #2

Apr 13, 2022

Earth lost a Sorcerer Supreme but gained a new double Sorcerer Supreme warlord that is making her mark felt as she defends those that need defending and seeks to return the man the world lost, her husband, to the land of the living. What this creative team is doing with Clea, Wong, and the magical realms of the Marvel Universe is special and unique. There is so much emotion, character, depth, beauty, darkness and fun within these pages.

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Strange (2022) #3

Jun 8, 2022

The Marvel Universe's new Sorcerer Supreme continues to make her presence felt and takes the fight right to her new foes while preparing for an even more significant familial threat. In more ways than one, a magical series full of great character beats and energetic artwork that hits all the right notes.

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Strange (2022) #4

Jul 29, 2022

‘Strange' continues to really explore not only more of the magical threats and realms of the Marvel Universe but gives Clea a space to really expand and grow in the universe in ways that we haven't seen in quite some time. It's a magical, dark, but also whimsical series full of great spectacle but also deep emotional heartfelt human moments that resonate beyond the pages.

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Strange (2022) #5

Aug 22, 2022

A secret hidden in plain sight comes to the forefront in a truly delightful team-up issue of ‘Strange' that moves Clea's story and her new world forward in big ways that surely will have ripples for quite some time. ‘Strange' is a magically dark and character-rich series that is a delight to dive into month after month, fully showcasing the power of comic books.

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Strange (2022) #6

Sep 27, 2022

‘Strange' takes a semi-detour placing Wong in the spotlight, showcasing just what makes the character so wonderful and how he fits into the Marvel Universe while still moving the overall series plot forward in significant ways. Everything about this series is a winning formula that takes us deep into the magical side of the universe, with gorgeous dark yet bright visuals, and a powerful character-focused emotional throughline that keeps one hooked month after month.

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Strange (2022) #7

Oct 27, 2022

Love knows no bounds, not even between life and death, as ‘Strange' brings two Sorcerers Supreme together again as they save the world and hash out some personal issues. Every issue of this series balances the personal and the magical and the action of these types of stories while expertly building a visually distinctive and beautiful magical realm to play within.

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Strange (2022) #8

Dec 2, 2022

It's story time as ‘Strange' turns back the clock as we learn about the very origins of the magically villainous Blasphemy Cartel. Another solid beautiful issue of this series that gives us tons of character moments and continues to build up the magical side of Marvel, giving new life to a forgotten organization and set of characters.

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Strange Academy (2020) #13

Nov 18, 2021

Strange Academy continues to peel back the layers and give deeper glimpses of its student body, for better and for worse, while still displaying the levels of heart and fun that make the book work overall. This series not only shows how teen books can work still in the comic book realms, but gives a solid glimpse at just how varied and deep the realm of magic can be at Marvel when one chooses to explore it more.

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Strange Academy (2020) #14

Dec 21, 2021

'Strange Academy' continues to grow out its main cast and plots while finding ways to touch various elements and realms of the Marvel Universe in organic and interesting ways. This artistic team truly makes the world of these kids and the Marvel Universe a magical looking place, presenting the magic school that you truly want to go enroll in right now.

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Strange Academy (2020) #15

Jan 21, 2022

‘Strange Academy' approaches the end of its first ‘semester' as plotlines approach their endgame and the cast of characters grows and becomes even more solid than they already were. There is a dark and magical beauty to this title that finds a way to balance expertly upon that line that makes a book about teenagers in a magical/superhero world good.

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Strange Academy (2020) #16

Mar 2, 2022

As the end of the first semester approaches, emotions and various plotlines are spiraling around the Strange Academy as the kids continue to find their way in the magical and non-magical parts of the world. A fantastically realized series that fits the Marvel mold while doing so much more, and proves that teenage-led books very much do have a place within the publisher in this day and age.

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Strange Academy (2020) #17

Mar 16, 2022

After seventeen issues everything ‘Strange Academy' has been building begins to crumble as everything crashes down around the cast. This series has consistently proven that despite what many say, books with teenage casts can and do work in comics. Hopefully, the next volume of this story is not far away as there is so much great potential left in this world.

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Strange Academy (2020) #18

Jul 13, 2022

Strange Academy's first semester has come to a dark and emotional ending, leaving so much up in the air but with the promise that more is on the way very soon. This has been one of the best youthful series that Marvel has published in quite some time, with the teen voices feeling real and the magical elements being a side piece to the overall human element.

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Strange Academy: Finals (2022) #1

Nov 1, 2022

‘Strange Academy: Finals' keeps all the magical emotional energy from its predecessor, adding a whole new crop of issues for the divided student body as past actions are beginning to have even more dire consequences. This is a series that captures youthful voices so well and has carved its own space into an under-explored portion of the Marvel Universe, presenting a colorfully gorgeous ever-expanding story month after month. This is the magical youth series that everyone should be reading.

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Taskmaster (2020) #3

Feb 16, 2021

The fan-favorite skulled mercenary continues his quest to clear his name but comes face to face with some deadly heroes that want want nothing more than to take him down.

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Taskmaster (2020) #4

Mar 11, 2021

It's time to throw down in Wakanda as Taskmaster snags the final thing needed on the road to proving his innocence.

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Taskmaster (2020) #5

Mar 24, 2021

Taskmaster comes to a satisfying conclusion as the series masterfully weaved all the clues and pieces to its overall puzzle throughout the previous four issues, just like any solid spy mystery story. Art that could have been ripped right from the screen of any favorite film fills the pages of this overall delightfully fun and darkly humorous series.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #112

Dec 14, 2020

The Turtles and Mutanimals are caught in the middle as Mutant Town's residents begin to choose sides and the future of the neighborhood begins to take shape.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #113

Jan 21, 2021

Nineties fan favorites Tokka and Rahzar make their IDW debut as the Turtles and their allies begin a journey that will either prevent or hasten a possible dark and grim future for themselves, Mutant Town and the world.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #114

Feb 11, 2021

The weight of their potential future closes in on the Turtles and their allies as they are brought face to face with two adorable and deadly 90s era foes.

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9.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #115

Mar 17, 2021

Powerful forces clash in the streets of Mutant Town as the Splinter Clan works to prevent the dark future that stands before them.

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9.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #116

Apr 23, 2021

Time travel and band battles are the fun set pieces surrounding a heartfelt character-driven story about dealing with one's emotions, losses, and tragedies and finding ways to cope and move on. Every single panel is a delight to look upon as they each provide an important piece that belongs to the overall tremendous story puzzle the TMNT creative teams are building for these iconic characters and their world.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #117

Jun 11, 2021

This arc has taken the trope of time travel and used it to create some of the most emotional, heartfelt, and character-developing comics around. Sophie Campell, Ronda Pattison, and Shawn Lee are a true dream team of TMNT creators and just creators as a whole because every single piece of the comic sings and combines into something truly amazing much like Jennika's band in the story. This series as a whole is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at it's character-driven best and should be on everyone's reading list.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #118

Jun 25, 2021

Everything about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a delight with each and every single issue, and this is no exception. The creative team hits every single note perfectly no matter who is involved with the story arcs and is building a truly fun, engaging, and heartfelt narrative. Any TMNT fan that isn't checking this series out needs to change that quickly because it's a fantastic time to be a Turtles fan.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #119

Jul 14, 2021

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is hands down one of the best most emotionally and storytelling satisfying books that are being published. No character or plotline or moment big or small is forgotten as the creative team works to make a truly lived-in and rich world for not only the Turtles but all the characters that have played a part in this series past and present. It is beyond clear on every single page how much every member of the creative unit behind this book cares about the characters and the world they are building.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #120

Aug 27, 2021

Tensions and storylines building for months and even years begin to come to a head as the team behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to deliver one of the most solid character-driven books on the shelves. Every aspect of the book from the writing to the art to the lettering has such energy and power and love behind it. We're truly in a golden era for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #121

Oct 5, 2021

This current stellar run of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues as the emotionally charged and character-focused gorgeously rendered series gets extremely personal and delves into social issues. Truly the greatest strength of this series beyond the popular characters lies in the tremendously talented and dedicated creative team who showcases their love for these characters and this world on every single page.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #122

Oct 25, 2021

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a series that should be on the pull-list of anyone that is a fan of these characters because it delivers some of the best comic book work around every single issue. This slightly rotating creative team is masterful at hitting all the emotional, action-packed, and deep character moments as they continue to build a fully realized lived-in world for these pop culture icons to inhabit. Truly one of the best comic books on the stands right now.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #123

Dec 7, 2021

The Splinter Clan's leader Leonardo takes the spotlight in a story that touches on loneliness, trauma, acceptance, the burdens of leadership, and the constant struggle to find one's place in the world. This creative team continues to put out one of the best books on the stands, finding a way to make any and every moment gorgeous and full of character and beyond engaging. If you aren't reading this book, that needs to change now.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #124

Dec 16, 2021

Holidays are a joyous but also bittersweet time, and no one knows that more than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their allies. Every issue of this series does something truly special, delivering a fully fleshed-out character-heavy and emotionally deep world, and this issue takes that a step further. A remarkable issue full of emotional highs and lows that proves this creative team can truly achieve anything.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #125

Jan 24, 2022

A new year brings a new arc and a new artistic contributor as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to be one of the best books on the shelves, bringing some emotional heartwrenching moments to the Turtles' lives. Quite a few plot lines move forward while others begin to form, showcasing the depth of what Mutant Town can bring to this series.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #126

Feb 22, 2022

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' has had a great balance of give and take throughout this series but especially so since the beginning of this current run, which makes things feel real and deep. There is chaotic energy that permeates this story where the fighting is rough and personal rather than calculated or planned, and the team isn't afraid to let us see the Turtles and their allies not always win.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #127

Apr 4, 2022

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' continues to be a dense and character-rich series that keeps moving the characters forward while expertly indulging in meaningful and massive world-building. After an arc that saw political overhauling of their new home, the characters are at their lowest as they find themselves overwhelmed by unexpected and colorful new foes.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #128

May 11, 2022

Members of the Splinter Clan find themselves confronting a true house of horrors, as the character-development rich and conceptually varied run that began over two years ago continues to hit all the right notes. Every aspect of this issue embraces, reflects, and enhances the horror vibes that are important for this particular story.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #129

Jun 2, 2022

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is a series that easily juggles and pays off a variety of storylines, oftentimes in the same issue, without anything feeling like it got the short end of the stick. Turf war, interpersonal moments, and the doctor body horror elements all mesh easily in this issue as we get one step closer to the big upcoming event.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #130

Jul 7, 2022

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' delivers an emotional punch as the Punk Frogs storyline is mostly wrapped up but the overall narrative pushes ever closer to the looming Armageddon Games event that is on the way. There is a rawness to this issue as pain and trauma are dealt with and the world gets darker for the characters, new things bombarding them from all sides.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #131

Aug 4, 2022

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is a truly engaging, fun, emotional, gorgeous, amazing series month after month that everyone needs to be picking up and reading. This is such a powerful issue as former enemies must work together so that they can be better and be prepared for the greater threat that is on their way very soon.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #132

Sep 13, 2022

Month after month, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is a delightful title that truly brings out the best of the characters and continues to showcase why they have been beloved for decades. Gorgeous, emotional, powerful, character-driven, and full of so much love on every page as the creative team just give it their all over and over again.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #133

Oct 18, 2022

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' keeps doing what it does best, building up the world of the Turtles as the Armageddon Game is unleashed and a variety of plots built up over the last year come crashing together. Not a bit of the series' fantastic energy is lost as it ties into the main event, providing a great story of its own even as it dances through the proverbial raindrops with ease.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #134

Nov 15, 2022

Fallout from the Armageddon Game continues to hit Mutant Town as ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' turns its focus toward a smaller cast of characters by truly delving into their situations and what lengths they'll have to go to in order to save themselves and their home. Per usual the series great character voice remains as the artwork quickly sets a dire but powerful tone, highlighting just what shape Mutant Town and the world are in as the Rat King's game takes shape.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual: 2021

Aug 2, 2021

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2021 easily re-introduces and recaps/explains the Pantheon and how they fit into the TMNT universe while using that to tee up what seems to be one of the next big TMNT stories. Some really colorful and creative and beautiful art greatly supports and enhances the dialogue/explanation-heavy issue.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual: 2022

Apr 6, 2022

Sometimes it's easy to see a creative team's love for characters and concepts on the page, and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2022' is one-hundred percent that type of issue from that type of creative team. It allows one to emotionally take a trip back to Turtle's adventures of old while never sacrificing the growth and developments they are currently going through within this wonderful IDW world.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best Of: Leonardo #1

Jan 27, 2021

IDW Publishing's newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle anthology series moves its focus onto the team's long-time leader with three tales spanning various eras of TMNT history.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best Of: Casey Jones #1

Aug 11, 2021

The latest issue in this anthology series brings together a trio of very interesting stories focused on the hockey mask-wearing vigilante ally of the Turtles, showcasing many sides of this often very broken yet strong character. Various art teams bring their A-game across a few eras to bring these stories to life in a lot of very interesting and stylistic ways.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best Of: Michelangelo #1

Mar 30, 2021

A slew of creators over the decades showcase the versatility of the orange bandanna-wearing nunchuck twirling member of the ninja turtle clan with a variety of fun and engaging stories. Each art team brings their own distinct and stand-out style to the table with a spread of colorful and intriguing choices on each and every page.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika: II #2

Dec 7, 2020

Brahm Revel poses the question about who the real monsters are in a frantic and tense second issue to Jennika's latest mini-series.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika: II #3

Jan 20, 2021

Problems of the real world creep their way into Mutant Town as Jennika comes face to face with the force behind the attacks that threaten to tear down everything the Mutants have built.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika: II #4

Feb 3, 2021

A whole new story arc begins as another aspect of Jennika's past collides with her present in the fourth issue of the latest mini-series featuring the fifth member of the Turtle clan.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika: II #5

Mar 10, 2021

Jennika unfortunately learns the very hard lesson that no matter how hard you try & no matter how much you move on in life, the sins of our past often find a way to catch up to us.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika: II #6

Apr 21, 2021

A great journey of character study and whether one can truly move beyond their past to become something better is wrapped up in this well-crafted and heartfelt issue. Action happens but is not the crux of the story as characters finding themselves and using their words over their fists dominates the story. Emotive and dynamic beautiful art fills every single page and makes the Turtles and their vast world feel truly like it might be the world right outside one's window.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game #1

Oct 5, 2022

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game' is a series many years in the making and it kicks off with a solid character-focused issue that helps put all the pieces into position for the game to begin. There is a lot to like here as the overall TMNT story continues and moves into the next level, with tons of energy put into every single aspect of the comic book with care and love. A great even starter that is both new and old reader friendly.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game: Opening Moves #1

Jul 15, 2022

'The Armageddon GameOpening Moves' #1 does the double duty of catching readers up with events in the TMNT universe while also seeding what is needed for the upcoming event, all done in an enjoyable fun informative way. This is a very thick issue but it's delightful and joyful to look at and well-paced so that it never feels like a super long issue. This is the best way to do event preparation and how to create tie-in issues for said events.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game: Opening Moves #2

Sep 2, 2022

'The Armageddon GameOpening Moves' #2 continues the work of the last issue by setting up essential pieces of backstory for some of the Rat King's pawns but also elements that should play out in big ways within the main event series. A jam-packed and swift-moving issue packed full of fun, detailed and colorful artwork that helps bring the Turtleverse to life in grand ways. Definitely fits the mold as a solid prelude type of tie-in issue.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game #2

Nov 4, 2022

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game' makes more moves to flesh out the story, the characters in play, and the stakes in a very character-focused set piece-oriented second issue, that just works all around. We're reminded of the scope of this universe that the Turtles inhabit, and what an impact that they and others have had over the years. Even with the amount of referenced history, it never feels off-putting to someone that might not be as familiar with the previous stories.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game - The Alliance #1

Nov 15, 2022

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game The Alliance' #1 works both as a great tie-in to the event and also something that can stand alone in a sense as it centers on Karai and the future of the Foot Clan. A dark, gorgeous, and powerful story that resonates with anyone that has found themselves in a place where they must decide whether to keep following or to step forward and take the actual lead.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1

Jul 8, 2022

Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's long-gestating 'final' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle story brings a whole new life and situation for the beloved characters of this franchise. It's brimming with gory battles, dystopian forces and rebellions, great character moments, and more tragic moments centering around these pop culture icons. A truly tragic yet beautiful final story for these iconic characters that leaves enough there to give hope for more stories in this world.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #2

Feb 18, 2021

The last ronin stands revealed as familiar and different allies emerge as the clocks turn back to showcase the tragic path that led to this dark future.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #3

Jun 2, 2021

Classic and modern Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continue to find a perfectly balanced marriage within this darkly tragic but empowering series that deals with heavy emotions and the fight for one's very future. This balance is mirrored within the various complementary art styles that seamlessly blend together to form a wonderful journey from beginning to end.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #4

Oct 1, 2021

Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's long-gestating 'final' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle story continues to bring a whole new life and situation for the beloved characters of this franchise. It's brimming with gory battles, dystopian forces and rebellions, great character moments, and more tragic moments centering around these pop culture icons.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #5

May 3, 2022

At long last the story that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird envisioned in the past has become a reality and wraps up, concluding its main story while laying a path into the future for potentially more stories. This is a far more intimate, brutal, and emotional character-heavy chapter in the story as old grudges are settled once and for all.

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The Death of Doctor Strange #1

Sep 22, 2021

Death has its target set upon the Sorcerer Supreme in the magical and emotional but overwhelmingly human and heartfelt story that is at the core of this mini-series. Strap yourselves in because this talented creative team is taking us for a gorgeous stylish exciting tour through the magical side of the Marvel Universe in ways we've never seen before.

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The Death of Doctor Strange #2

Oct 20, 2021

Despite the heaviness that stems from the miniseries central content, The Death of Doctor Strange remains a heartfelt and emotional, and even fun story that takes a turn into magical horror that adds much-needed weight to the story. All aspects of the issue from the story to the artwork are 100% an unabashed loving celebration of Doctor Strange, his world, and the Marvel Universe as a whole both past and present.

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The Death of Doctor Strange #3

Nov 26, 2021

The Death of Doctor Strange is a magical whodunnit that takes the audience on a somewhat tour of the depths of the often unexplored or forgotten magical realms of the Marvel Universe that anchors itself as a deep character exploration. There is a ton packed into these glorious gorgeous pages that really showcase the best ways to engage with decades of continuity while building something new at the same time.

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The Death of Doctor Strange #4

Dec 30, 2021

All the pieces are coming together as 'The Death of Doctor Strange' enters the endgame, never leaving behind its character moment-heavy nature which makes the book work so well. All the fun aspects of a murder mystery reveal are captured perfectly here, with the time capsule former Stephen Strange going all in as the theatrical investigator. The magical line of Marvel has been given new beautiful fun life, giving it the most solid foundation its had in years.

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The Death of Doctor Strange #5

Jan 27, 2022

The Death Of Doctor Strange comes to an emotionally fitting ending, easily cementing itself as one of the best modern Doctor Strange stories as it puts a spotlight and stamp upon the character while paving the road for what is next. This is a magically gorgeous book that understands how to handle magic and the characters that wield it while showing a deep love for the Marvel Universe and its characters as a whole.

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The Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man #1

Dec 8, 2021

The Odd Couple meets magical shenanigans as the loss of Doctor Strange continues to have large repercussions on so many aspects within the Marvel Universe, and Spider-Man & Black Cat are on the case. Every single bit of this issue is a true show of how tie-in comics should and can work, doing their own unique fun thing while keeping the spirit of the main event intact along the way (it helps when the event writer also does a tie-in).

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The Death of Doctor Strange: Bloodstone #1

Jan 14, 2022

The effects of Doctor Strange's death continue to plague the Marvel Universe, and monster hunter extraordinaire Elsa Bloodstone and her brother deal with some fallout that is very personal as the family Bloodstone gets just a bit bigger. A magically fun and well-crafted story centered on family and magical elements that is a delight from start to finish.

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The Death of Doctor Strange: Strange Academy Presents #1

Nov 9, 2021

'The Death of Doctor Strange' hits the academy that bears his name, and while school might be out for the time being there are still lessons to be learned by a few of the student body. A fun and gorgeous issue delving into the backstory of two characters while also presenting a well-orchestrated artist jam that showcases a ton of the Academy's student body.

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The Death of Doctor Strange: Blade #1

Dec 14, 2021

Death Of Doctor Strange: Blade is a perfect example of how to do tie-in stories to events, maintaining the flavor and appeal of a character/world while tying them into the larger events. Everything about this book feels so unique and stylish, befitting the title character. This is a creative team and concept that Marvel most assuredly needs to tap for the inevitable ongoing Blade series that will come out closer to the new film.

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The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1

Nov 9, 2021

Earth's Mightiest Heroes face a magical threat that tests all their might, but also gives them a chance to showcase that often the most heroic thing someone can do is stop and listen. A truly solid and beautiful story that showcases the more personal side of what is happening in the aftermath of Doctor Strange's death which has left the Earth open to magical threats.

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The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1

Apr 21, 2021

This charming debut issue grabs on tight and never lets go till reaching the final page, taking the reader on a stylistic gorgeous, and thoughtful ride. Concepts and tropes that we know all too well are given new life and brought forward in compelling and engaging ways that give the exploration of life and death new dimensions.

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The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #2

May 20, 2021

‘The Many Deaths of Laila Starr' #2 is a stylish deep gorgeous celebration of humanity & the human experience from a creative team at the top of their game who clearly truly love the medium and are willing to take it to the heights that it can and should be reaching. The first issue set a bar that the second surpassed easily and the series promises to keep exceeding and subverting expectations going forward.

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The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #3

Jun 18, 2021

Life, death, regrets, and more are the topics covered within this fantastically colorful and inventively gorgeous and deep cautionary tale of an issue from what is one of the best comic books on the stands. This creative team takes the amazing work that has already been done in previous issues and elevates it to almost unbelievable levels. The story of Death/Laila Starr and Darius Shah is truly just the story of humanity itself, which makes it all that much better.

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The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4

Jul 27, 2021

'The Many Deaths of Laila Starr' continues to weave its gorgeous, emotional, and entirely relatable story of life and death that explores the overall human condition and the world around us through a fantastical but all too human lens. Character depth and meaning can be found in each conversation-filled issue, showcasing just how far and wide the realm of comic books and storytelling can and should be.

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The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #5

Sep 3, 2021

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr reaches its conclusion with a final moving piece about grief, hope, and both the rejection of and acceptance of death itself. Truly this is a comic book series that has and will resonate with many readers for a great number of years, reflecting human nature and some of the deepest discussions and questions that we all hold at some point in our finite time on this planet.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #1

Feb 26, 2021

Tim Fox has a long journey ahead of him before becoming the next Batman, and it begins here as a familiar face comes calling to bring the second Fox son home to Gotham.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #2

Mar 8, 2021

More major changes are on the way for Gotham City as the man who will be one of its future protectors tries to find a place amongst the family he left behind

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The Next Batman: Second Son #3

Mar 11, 2021

The Fox family's tense reunions continue as the effects of the Joker's latest attacks are felt & a familiar face steps into a big new Gotham City role.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #4

Mar 19, 2021

DC Comics' solid family drama series is setting up a future Batman but also spending time developing and expanding the horizons of some fan-favorite Bat-related characters. This is not a book to be sleeping on if one is truly a fan of Gotham City and the characters within.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #5

Mar 25, 2021

Fox family dynamics remain at the forefront as the series continues to deepen the changes to them and Gotham City born out of ‘Joker War.' Cool color palettes and smart uses of shadows supplement truly engaging art both in action-packed and quieter scenes, adding to the stylistic vision of Gotham across the Batman books.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #6

Apr 1, 2021

Dominos begin to tip over as five issues of buildup help expand the world that the digital-first series is helping to build within Gotham City. A moodier and colorful vision of Gotham comes alive as the art playfully dances between the shadows and the brighter but also muted colors.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #7

Apr 19, 2021

DC Comics Digital First Batman-related series doesn't shy away from tackling real-world issues head-on within the realms of Gotham City, bringing a new look at the world Batman inhabits. The bright colorful general aesthetic of many superhero comics is cast aside for a more direct and darker pallet having work that wonderfully showcases the darkness and heaviness of these topics.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #8

Apr 27, 2021

This creative team is crafting a truly engaging, emotional, and insightful story that looks at not only the hardships and privilege of one family but also takes a deep look at issues that plague so many of us in reality. Moody-focused artwork brings full attention to the story, making every panel truly engaging whether it's one full of action or one full of talking characters. They are truly doing something special and different set within the confines of Gotham City and the world of Batman.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #9

Apr 30, 2021

This series and the creative team continue to not shy away from tackling powerful and painful relevant topics, continuing their quest to showcase the similarities and vast differences in the two men that would be Batman. A dialogue-heavy issue never once loses interest as the art team delivers on every single emotional and powerful beat, drawing the reader deeper as the pages progress.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #10

May 12, 2021

The Next Batman: Second Son offers up another issue of Batman-like action, deep looks at cops and their relationship to the world, and Gotham City as a whole in the latest issue. The creative team continues to deliver top-notch dynamic and amazing artwork on a weekly basis that just keeps getting better while showcasing all that they can accomplish. This is a series that far too many appear to be sleeping on and DC Comics needs to be pushing it far more.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #11

May 18, 2021

A truly gorgeous and energetic action-packed issue is somewhat marred by a few ill-conceived story bits not hitting in the way the writer likely hoped that they would. At the same time, quite a number of elements developed through the previous ten issues begin to reveal themselves even more as the final issue is coming up. Despite some stumbles, there is a lot that this series is saying about the real world through the lens of Gotham that are worth checking out.

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The Next Batman: Second Son #12

May 26, 2021

The Next Batman: Second Son comes to an end as the generally solid series leaves quite a number of plot lines unresolved ahead of its scheduled summertime relaunch. A majorly talented art team who hit the mark every single issue brings the series to a close with another stellar issue, full of emotion and intriguing montage-like moments.

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The United States of Captain America #1

Jul 1, 2021

The United States of Captain America showcases a powerful look at the hero and our nation that is very much needed and deserves far more time to be developed. Solid artwork makes the more typical superhero action scenes work even as they lose some of the teeth of the opening. Aaron Fisher, the first of the newly introduced Captain Americas, is a really solid addition to the Marvel Pantheon and helps bring some levels of intrigue back to the issue.

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The United States of Captain America #3

Sep 1, 2021

The United States of Captain America is a book at war with itself as it tries to live up to its promises of diversity and representation while shoehorning in an uninspired very by the numbers comic book plotline. Really solid artwork and some good character work as well as the backups focused on the various new Captains truly help keep this book afloat.

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The United States of Captain America #4

Sep 28, 2021

The United States of Captain America continues to be a premise born of possibly good intentions that is missing the mark in almost every regard while providing a truly cliche jump-the-shark level Captain America storyline. There are a great number of creators trying their best, but it's clear that despite their best efforts the overall package is not living up to the massive expectations.

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The United States of Captain America #5

Oct 27, 2021

The United States of Captain America coasted on such highs as it began only to stumble through fields of cliches and missed opportunity on the way to this average conclusion. The artwork continues to save the book and gives a lot of glimpses of what might have been had far more interesting paths been taken. In the end, the diversity bait and switch was a throughline from start to finish, a far too common occurrence with the industry.

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The Vampire Slayer (2022) #1

Apr 27, 2022

The Vampire Slayer kicks off with a story ripped right out of what most know about the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but gives it a bold new twist while leaving plenty of mysteries and intrigue on the table for future issues to explore. This is a fun issue that mixes things up but hits all the right notes for the supernatural fantasy feeling that this world does so well.

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The Vampire Slayer (2022) #2

Jun 3, 2022

Boom Studios reimagined look at the universe of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer' continues with a really great character-focused issue forging a new friendship duo bonding over the trauma that being a slayer brings. A heavy and deep issue that still finds ways to have fun and continues to find ways to spin familiar characters in new directions and roles to give this 25-year-old franchise different life.

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The Vampire Slayer (2022) #3

Jul 6, 2022

Boom's reinvention of the Buffy universe continues as this character-heavy series turns its gaze towards one Xander Harris, often the odd one out in a world full of slayers, watchers, witches, and vampires. Every aspect of this modernization of the Buffy mythos just works because it not only knows and loves the characters but brings them into the 21st century with graceful ease.

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The Vampire Slayer (2022) #4

Aug 1, 2022

‘The Vampire Slayer' takes everything one might know about the Buffy franchise and brings vivid modern new life to it while maintaining all the same energy and aspects that made the universe resonate so much with the fans. After mostly sitting out the past two issues, Buffy takes a bigger spotlight here as we start to see the effect that having her destiny, power, and life taken away from her is starting to have upon the unsuspecting former slayer.

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The Vampire Slayer (2022) #5

Sep 8, 2022

‘The Last Vampire' is a whole new modernized imagining of the Buffyverse that manages to perfectly maintain the same balance of fun, horrifying, and deeply emotional stakes that made the original television series so beloved. Everything about this series just works, as the characters feel like themselves while going so much deeper and taking new chances with them in every issue. A masterclass of how to handle a modernized adaptation of another work.

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The Vampire Slayer (2022) #6

Sep 30, 2022

‘The Vampire Slayer' ups the tension by throwing Spike into the mix as an ominous new threat is waiting in the wings. Everything about this series is just fun and hits all the right notes for the Buffy loving souls out there, while bringing a ton of welcome new aspects to the table. This is exactly how you relaunch and add to an established universe.

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The Vampire Slayer (2022) #7

Nov 3, 2022

‘The Vampire Slayer' turns its gaze to the former and would-be slayer that began it all, giving us a fantastically deep character study surrounded by an increasingly tense horror story befitting of this world. Buffy's struggle here is relatable and handled well, as we're given a different side to the character we thought we knew, depicted gorgeously dark and tensely.

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The Vampire Slayer (2022) #8

Nov 29, 2022

‘The Vampire Slayer' tackles the elephant in the room amongst Buffy's friends, as their actions meant to help the Slayer have come back to haunt them all in the most terrible way. This series is character driven through and through, spending a whole issue with the crew of characters bearing their souls in the most human and cathartic way possible. Anyone that is a fan of the Buffy world needs to be picking this book up.

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Venom (2021) #1

Nov 10, 2021

A new era has begun as the adventures of the Brocks and their symbiote ally take them on a whole new unforeseen journey that leaves them altered greatly by the time this issue reaches the end. Marvel has found the best creative team to take the symbiotic anti-hero character into the great unknown, while respecting everything that has come before.

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Venom (2021) #2

Dec 8, 2021

The new era of Venom continues with an issue that is solid in respect to character development and moments, even if artistically it leans a bit too far into the dark and gloomy side of things. There is a ton of potential in this book and what concepts it is trying to deal with, and hopefully it can achieve the levels it wants to reach.

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Venom (2021) #3

Dec 29, 2021

Marvel Comics' near-decade of symbiote revival might be running on fumes as the latest Venom series tries to find its place within a sphere where seemingly everything has been said & done numerous times. All of the creative team are solid individuals that feel somewhat mismatched with this book and the premise that seems to be on display at the moment.

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Wakanda (2022) #1

Oct 19, 2022

‘Wakanda' #1 gives us two fantastic looks at the well-known characters that inhabit this powerful fictional land and an in-depth look at the history and culture that makes it stand apart in the Marvel Universe. Giving readers a better look at this nation without the filter of seeing things from the Black Panther's point of view is a fantastic choice and pays off wonderfully already.

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Wakanda (2022) #2

Nov 28, 2022

‘Wakanda' takes a journey into the depths of space as the newest M'Baku deals with a collision of past and present, with the fate of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda hanging in the balance. A familiar story with some new interesting trappings full of gorgeous science-fiction style art, coupled with another educational bit of Black Panther history to cap it off.

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What If...Miles Morales #1

Mar 3, 2022

Marvel Comics return to ‘What If?' style comics, with greater lengths this time, continues to be a welcome one as the stories have depth and weight and present intriguing views of the roads not taken. Miles Morales moves forward in leaps and bounds in ways he hasn't done as much in years, showcasing what could and should be with this chock full of potential character.

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7.5
What If...Miles Morales #2

Apr 19, 2022

Miles Morales' connection to the multiverse is beginning to do more harm than good for the character, at least when it comes to comic books where he was born. Intriguing concepts and well-done art are on display within this book but the overall concept leaves a bit to be desired as this series continues.

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7.5
What If...Miles Morales #3

May 19, 2022

Miles Morales jumps into the life/role of another Marvel Hero for another bit of mixed results when it comes to these multiversal stories that are weighing the character down. Some changed-up specifics are intriguing but ultimately not enough to fully make this chapter of the multiversal switcheroo series work any better than the previous ones.

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What If...Miles Morales #4

Jun 21, 2022

There isn't much constructive that can be said about this fourth issue of the overall weak multiversal What If series that has been given to Miles Morales. Egregious racial stereotypes, complete washing out of every character of color's personality as they cosplay as white Asgardians, and painful dialogue alongside art that is okay when it's not playing into racial tropes.

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What If...Miles Morales #5

Jul 12, 2022

What If…Miles Morales was a concept that maybe seemed cooler on paper but in execution, it has played right into the boring rut that Miles Morales has been trapped in for years. Everyone involved is trying their best, but some concepts/stories just don't work out no matter how much work is put into them.

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Wolverine (2020) #20

Apr 21, 2022

Not much has changed for Wolverine as the clawed mutant's solo title enters the age of Destiny of X, with a whole extra helping of Deadpool along for the ride. Fans of both these characters, especially when they are together, will get a whole lot of what they probably like and overall not much else.

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Wolverine (2020) #21

May 23, 2022

Wolverine #21 is an action-packed exposition fest, which is pretty much what one would expect when flipping open a book starring Wolverine and Deadpool together. It's a gorgeous sight to behold artistically as Kubert and Martin are top tier for a Wolverine artistic team, especially when it comes to the type of action that Logan invariably finds himself caught up within.

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Wolverine (2020) #22

Jun 23, 2022

Logan and Wade continue to do Wolverine and Deadpool-level things as the long-running plotlines of the series continue to casually walk forward, at least promising some sort of big confrontation with the next issue. An overall fine issue in an overall fine series that gives some fans of the characters exactly the type of meal they've always eaten and always want.

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Wolverine (2020) #23

Jul 14, 2022

‘Wolverine' #23 ends the Deadpool team-up story arc in a surprisingly emotional and strong space, eschewing the cliche sort of conclusion that one might have expected to tackle something with more weight to it. We're left in a spot where the three main characters on a collision course are left in far better positions once all is said and done.

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Wolverine (2020) #24

Sep 13, 2022

‘Wolverine' slashes his way right into the heart of Judgement Day in typical Logan style, as the series manages to tie together some of its dangling plotlines perfectly into the current mega summer event story. There is a lot to like about this issue that is rife with Logan style goodness and plenty of solid action and art that matches the bright shiny colors but inherent darkness that is Logan's life.

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Wolverine (2020) #25

Oct 14, 2022

‘Wolverine' celebrates 25 issues by taking the highs of the previous issues and plunging right off a cliff as the title character yammers away and the big plotlines sputter to a lackluster conclusion. A really solid backup helps keep the issue afloat but suffers from standing alongside the main story.

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Wolverine (2020) #26

Oct 28, 2022

‘Wolverine' continues its journey to seemingly wrap up or at least address its bevy of dangling plotlines, doing so in a way that just doesn't seem to fully hit the mark as much as it potentially could. This intro issue is very much a paint-by-numbers sort of story but could be setting up for something far more interesting with the following issues. Time will tell.

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Wolverine (2020) #27

Nov 10, 2022

‘Wolverine' adds more of the same wrinkles to one of the many Wolverine/X-Force-related plotlines that keep on going, dragging the character deeper into a well of been there done that. Much like a prominent character at the distinguished competition, we might be running out of new things to say/do with Logan at this point.

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X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #1

Jan 20, 2022

The next stage of the X-Men's Krakoan Age begins as Wolverine takes center stage on a journey through time to protect a mutant that has a major part in how far mutant-kind has come. It's a very Wolverine-like story, one's mileage will vary with that, that has some intriguing components that could make it work as a bigger X-Men story as it continues.

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X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #2

Feb 8, 2022

There does appear to be a thing as too much when it comes to how much Logan/Wolverine is in a story, and X Lives of Wolverine is very much treading all over that line. While there is a lot of great art that showcases the various eras of Logan's life, the overall reasons for what is happening are elusive as the story is told in a disjointed way as it tries to expand or wrap up a lot of dragged out X-Force plotlines.

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X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #3

Feb 17, 2022

'X Lives of Wolverine' is everything that the title will tell you that it is, yet for some reason, it feels like there could be far more than what one would expect to get in a Wolverine-centered book. The nostalgia-heavy trip through the lives of Wolverine is beautifully rendered and has a ton of great life to them which helps the journey greatly.

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X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #4

Mar 14, 2022

‘X Lives Of Wolverine' adds a few new wrinkles in its penultimate issue but mostly continues to walk in the same circles with very little actually answered about the hows and whys of the plot. It's a visually gorgeous series that does justice to the character and the premise, moody and horrifying all at the same time.

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X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #5

Mar 22, 2022

‘X Lives of Wolverine' is a story that standing on its own would be relatively fine in execution, but as a centerpiece kicking off the next era of X-Men-related books it can be somewhat lacking. Artistically it's really well done, pulling off what is being asked of them with simple colorful, and brutal ease. Perhaps being read as a full complete unit with its sibling series might bring more to the book overall.

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