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Hex reviewed Ultimate Spider-Man #3 Mar 27, 2024
8.5

I'm giving this a "low" score not because it is flawed in some way compared to the other two but this is mostly a setup issue. Very fun, very cool but light on heavy and important dialogue and light on meaningful action. It was still amazing and leaves us and Peter in a really interesting position that I am very much looking forward to in the upcoming issues. Also, big fan of the "call-back" suits more

Ultimate Spider-Man #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 27, 2024

PETER PARKER'S NEW LIFE GETS EVEN MORE COMPLICATED...
Spider-Man sizes up the new hero Green Goblin! As they team up to fight a new super villain, secrets about the corporations running North America are revealed...
And you'll never guess who discovers Spider-Man's secret identity!
Rated T

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9.0

I may be overrating this a little bit, but this was another issue that I really enjoyed. It's the weakest one of the series thus far for me, but that's saying a lot when I'm giving it a 9/10. Everything here is just so simple and great at the same time. Hickman does a really good job of writing Peter as extremely likable when he's in the suit and out of it. I also found the ending of this to be ve more

Ultimate Spider-Man #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 27, 2024

PETER PARKER'S NEW LIFE GETS EVEN MORE COMPLICATED...
Spider-Man sizes up the new hero Green Goblin! As they team up to fight a new super villain, secrets about the corporations running North America are revealed...
And you'll never guess who discovers Spider-Man's secret identity!
Rated T

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9.0

Another really good issue for the series. With the last three issues focusing on Reese, Tigra, and Soldier, respectively, I knew going in that this would be centered around Hunter's Moon. That said, this was another really good issue for this series. MacKay continues to do a really nice job writing Tigra, and I really liked how he delved into Hunter's Moon's real feelings and animosity towards the more

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #4

By: Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio
Released: Apr 3, 2024

BRAWL IN THE FAMILY! As the fearsome HUNTER'S MOON, Yehya Badr is the brother to the fallen MOON KNIGHT, Marc Spector. But there's an impostor loose in the city, wearing his brother's face - and Badr intends to find out who they are, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

Rated T+

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Shazam! #10 Apr 2, 2024
7.5

While the story here felt a little jam-packed, I did also think this was a nice debut for Campbell on the series. At the time of this writing, this is the first and only book I've read from her and I believe she did a solid job. I think she showcase a good understanding of the characters, and I also appreciated that she took Mark Waid's run and built upon it rather than just ignoring it since she' more

Shazam! #10

By: Josie Campbell, Emanuela Lupacchino
Released: Apr 3, 2024

MOVING DAY! After destroying the family home during an epic battle with Black Adam, Billy has hired the gods who grant him his powers to rebuild it. What surprises await the Shazam Family as they enter their new abode? Find out as a new run brought to you by fan-favorites Josie Campbell (The New Champion of Shazam!) and Emanuela Lupacchino (World's...

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Shazam! #9 Mar 29, 2024
8.5

A pretty fun issue to end Waid’s run on the title. It didn’t really feel like much of an ending, but I don’t think it was really meant to with Josie Campbell taking over with the next issue. Speaking of which, I hope she can maintain the quality of this series. At the time of this writing, I don’t believe I’ve ever read anything from her.

Shazam! #9

By: Mark Waid, Emanuela Lupacchino
Released: Mar 6, 2024

The Captain has thwarted a cadre of space dinosaurs, talked the gods into being reasonable for five little minutes, and managed to look A-OK doing it. So what's left? WELL WE CREEP. YEEEAAAHHH, WE KEEP IT ON THE DOWN-LOW. It's the fight of the century: THE CAPTAIN VS. THE CREEPER!

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Shazam! #8 Mar 29, 2024
9.0

I might change my mind on this score at some point, but I really enjoyed this one. The humor was really good here, and I liked the more serious moments as well. Waid being able to balance these tones well is something I’ve mentioned multiple times before with this run. Additionally, Sudžuka continues to do a really solid job with his art. I’m really liking this book right now, which really ma more

Shazam! #8

By: Mark Waid, Goran Sudzuka
Released: Feb 7, 2024

The Captain's side deal with Solomon is proving to be more curse than blessing! Will even his newfound levels of wisdom help him stop the alien dinosaur invaders called The Auditors from unleashing planetary chaos?

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Shazam! #7 Mar 29, 2024
8.5

This was one of my favorite issues of the series so far. I do miss Dan Mora on the art, but Sudzuka does a pretty solid job here, so I can’t complain that much. As for the story, Waid continues to do a nice job with the balancing of tones that I’ve mentioned in multiple reviews for this series. I especially liked the dinosaurs this time around.

Shazam! #7

By: Mark Waid, Goran Sudzuka
Released: Jan 3, 2024

The match you've been waiting for: the Captain versus Black Adam! Who will wield the thunder...and who will ultimately be crowned the Champion of Shazam?!

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Shazam! #6 Mar 29, 2024
8.5

Another relatively stronger issue for the series here. I feel very similarly with this issue to how I felt with the previous one. Mora continues to put out very nice art and Waid does a nice job of balancing different tones. Speaking of Waid, I should have known that Freddy wasn't up to anything "bad" and/or "evil" at the end of the previous issue.

Shazam! #6

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Dec 6, 2023

Meet the Captain! reaches its action-packed finale when Billy is forced to battle the very six gods who give him his magic abilities--a fight he can't possibly hope to win! Once the dust settles...who will possess the power of Shazam? PLUS: The interdimensional imp Bat-Mite has come to Fawcett City and he's brought his cousin with him: the Captain'...

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Shazam! #5 Mar 28, 2024
8.5

A step-up from the previous issue, in my opinion. For whatever reason, this just clicked better with me. Mora's art continues to look very nice on just about every page, and Waid continues to do a nice job of balancing more fun moments with more serious ones. Speaking of which, I'm interested to see what comes of the final page with Freddy.

Shazam! #5

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Nov 8, 2023

The Captain's battle against the forces of the Moon Emperor may orbit the absurd...but it's full of action that will leave you...Apollo? (You can create your own moon pun for the end there, kids.) Mary Marvel joins the fray, the Shazam Family faces the Gods, and a devastating betrayal awaits you in this issue!

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Shazam! #4 Mar 28, 2024
8.0

Another solid, fun issue from Waid and Mora here. This is one that just reaches that 8/10 mark for me because of some moments I really enjoyed. For one, I liked the opening page with Billy and Garguax. I also thought the ending where Billy got blasted before he could say "Shazam" was pretty cool. Though, this did end a bit suddenly, in my opinion.

Shazam! #4

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Oct 4, 2023

MARK WAID AND DAN MORA TURN EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD'S MIGHTIEST MORAL ON ITS HEAD! Shadiness. Hatefulness. Arrogance. Zeal. Anger. Malice. These are the new powers of Shazam--and if Billy doesn't find a way to get them under control, the lives of everyone around him will be forever destroyed!

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8.5

This was a fairly strong milestone issue, in my opinion. As usual, I’m not a huge fan of the art changing mid-way (multiple times in this issue) without any explanation/reasoning for it, though just about every artist did a nice job here. Aside from that, I had a good amount of fun reading this, particularly whenever Taskmaster. I also thought this ended on a really intense note, which has me re more

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18

By: Cody Ziglar, Federico Vicentini
Released: Mar 27, 2024

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN'S LANDMARK 300TH ISSUE! MILES MORALES is in for the fight of his life! RABBLE has stepped from the shadows of GANG WAR for a rematch, and she's sworn bloody revenge against Brooklyn's wall-crawler! But this time, Rabble's out-of-control powers and desperation have her poised to obliterate far more than just Spider-Man's li...

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Moolissuh reviewed Man's Best #1 Mar 28, 2024
9.5

This series will either make me very happy or make me cry.

Man's Best #1

By: Pornsak Pichetshote, Jesse Lonergan
Released: Feb 21, 2024

Homeward Bound on an alien planet, Man's Best follows three emotional support pets living on the Starship Horizon - a spacecraft searching for a new planet to house a humanity compromised by bad decisions and corporate corruption.

But after the ship crashes and their crew is captured, these loyal pets are their owners' only hope. Outfitted...

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8.5

This one continues to be the superior series against Gerry Duggan's Fall of the House of X. I know they're different series, but I can't help but compare with the context of the original series, House of X and Powers of X. Speaking about the issue itself, I thought it was one with some fairly strong moments. The opening few pages with Moira and Charles were written really nicely, in my opinion. As more

Rise of the Powers of X #3

By: Kieron Gillen, R. B. Silva
Released: Mar 27, 2024

THE REAL END IS NEVER BEGINNING! The past, present and future of Krakoa all rests in a trigger finger. The scenario you prayed would never happen plays out as two series that are one move toward a crash that will reverberate outside the universe...
Rated T+

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Screaming Enigma added Jackpot & Black Cat (2024) to their pull list Mar 27, 2024

Jackpot & Black Cat (2024)

LUCK BE THE LADIES!
The most exciting new hero in the Marvel U, JACKPOT, A.K.A. Mary Jane Watson, gets her first action-packed limited series as a super hero alongside the other best female character in comics, BLACK CAT! When someone blackmails Black Cat into a public and blatant crime spree, Jackpot comes to her aid! What classic Spider-Vill...

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6.0

I wasn't incredibly looking forward to this after I felt very "meh" about Bronfman's one-shot for Jackpot. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. While I would say this is an improvement on that book, this still isn't particularly great. I think this has a solid premise with the Obscura app and everything, but I just wish the writing and/or the execution of it all was more interesting; or just more

Jackpot & Black Cat #1

By: Celeste Bronfman, Emilio Laiso
Released: Mar 27, 2024

LUCK BE THE LADIES!
The most exciting new hero in the Marvel U, JACKPOT, A.K.A. Mary Jane Watson, gets her first action-packed limited series as a super hero alongside the other best female character in comics, BLACK CAT! When someone blackmails Black Cat into a public and blatant crime spree, Jackpot comes to her aid! What classic Spider-Vill...

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Mathew Rosenberg's Mom - Mar 27, 2024

this actual actually breaks and ruins the character of Jackpot

Screaming Enigma liked this:
8.0

Noting that Tim Sheridan is the writer behind the clusterfuck Red X reveals over in Titans Academy really shows how much better they are at breaking down reveals and twists now in this book. It's still a bit cliche and this story isn't anything you haven't seen as much as people whine about how it's ruining comics or whatever, but it's an enjoyable issue, I think.

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #4

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Jan 31, 2024

Alan Scott’s learned the Red Lantern’s dark secret! But even if the Green Lantern knows the truth, can he find the will to stop his enemy’s monstrous plans?

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8.0

I thought this was a well-done origin of Red Lantern here. I honestly don't really understand how some people can dislike this as much as I've seen. It's not anything groundbreaking or incredibly unique, but I think it's still an interesting and fairly well-written story. I think Sheridan did a good job with the dynamic between Alan and Vlad. I also thought it was pretty funny that Alan lured Vlad more

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #4

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Jan 31, 2024

Alan Scott’s learned the Red Lantern’s dark secret! But even if the Green Lantern knows the truth, can he find the will to stop his enemy’s monstrous plans?

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8.0

This wasn't quite as powerful as the previous issue, but I did enjoy it a good amount. The overarching story of the murder mystery was interesting, though I especially enjoyed the interactions between Alan and Spectre. You could argue that it's a little bit preachy, but I thought it was fairly well-written. Tormey continues to do a really nice job with the art as well, especially with Spectre.

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #3

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Dec 27, 2023

As the trail of the person murdering people from Alan's past goes cold, the Green Lantern finds himself teamed up with an unlikely ally: the Spectre. But will the Spectre uncover the secret Alan was hoping would stay hidden in the process?

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Blue Beetle #7 Mar 23, 2024
8.5

This was the best issue of the series yet. I think Trujillo did a nice job of balancing this as being a transition issue, between Scarab War and the next storyline, and as a tribute issue to the late, great Keith Giffen. I appreciated the use of different artists to convey different time periods, as I think it adds a really nice touch by making each period feel unique. This had another sudden endi more

Blue Beetle #7

By: Josh Trujillo, Adrin Gutierrez
Released: Mar 6, 2024

Art by Adrian Gutierrez, Cully Hamner, Jeff Lemire and Howard Porter In order to get Ted Kord back on his feet, Jaime will need to work with Booster Gold! Can this Blue and Gold pairing help their friend, or are Ted's superheroing days over?

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Blue Beetle #6 Mar 23, 2024
8.0

This was a nice ending to this arc, although I'm not sure how I feel about Jaime suddenly being teleported away at the end of this. On one hand, I think it's a nice way to allow the series to go into a new story without immediately having to do a lot of follow-up on this arc, but on the other hand, I also feel as though this issue would have been better had it ended on Jaime sitting there digestin more

Blue Beetle #6

By: Josh Trujillo, Adrian Gutierrez
Released: Feb 14, 2024

Blue Beetle's final showdown with the Blood Scarab begins! Only one scarab wielder will be left standing!

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Blue Beetle #5 Mar 23, 2024
8.0

This series continues to be at its beast as we approach the end of this arc. Trujillo does a nice job of building the tension and intensity throughout this issue, and I think Guitérrez's art only makes those feelings stronger. I especially liked how Blood Scarab ended up being absolutely unfazed by the big attack in the final few pages.

Blue Beetle #5

By: Josh Trujillo, Adrian Gutierrez
Released: Jan 3, 2024

The Blood Scarab's plan is finally in motion as he descends on Palmera City! He will rip Khaji Da from Jaime and claim the scarab's power for himself. Can Jaime figure out a way to stop the Blood Scarab, or will this be the end of the Blue Beetle?!

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Blue Beetle #4 Mar 23, 2024
8.0

This series continues to improve quality-wise with this issue, in my opinion. There are still things here that aren't my absolute favorite, but I think that Trujillo is really getting into a nice groove when it comes to his writing. I really like the direction Jaime is going in right now. The inner-conflict that comes with crossing a line of violence isn't a new story to superhero books, but I thi more

Blue Beetle #4

By: Josh Trujillo, Adrian Gutierrez
Released: Dec 6, 2023

Things start to come together after Jaime's recent trip to the tomb of Pharaoh Kha-Ef-Re, the place where Dan Garrett originally found Khaji Da! What does the Blood Scarab need Khaji for, and what does this mean for Jaime Reyes?!

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Blue Beetle #3 Mar 23, 2024
7.5

I feel very similarly with this issue to how I felt with the previous one. There's a mix of things I didn't care for that much along with things I did like. My opinion on this as a whole, which can be seen by my rating, is mainly positive. I'm intrigued by the direction of Jaime not being able to pull the trigger on the Blood Scarab, especially. It's not anything that hasn't been done before, but more

Blue Beetle #3

By: Josh Trujillo, Adrian Gutierrez
Released: Nov 8, 2023

After the recent attack, Jaime turns to the one person he knows who can decipher the mystical runes left by the Blood Scarab: Traci 13! Can these exes work together and piece together the secret history of Khaji Da?!

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Blue Beetle #2 Mar 23, 2024
7.5

A bit of a step-up from the previous issue, in my opinion. Following the large amount of setup that was seen in the first issue, Trujillo is now able to really get into the story here. Speaking of which, I thought it was engaging and fairly well-written. There are certain moments that are a bit rushed, in my opinion, and there are certain moments where I wasn't the biggest fan of the dialogue. All more

Blue Beetle #2

By: Josh Trujillo, Adrian Gutierrez
Released: Oct 4, 2023

FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE BLOOD SCARAB! Someone is out there hunting Beetles, and after the attack on Ted Kord lands him in the hospital, Jaime is on high alert and ready for a fight. But will he be ready when he comes face-to-face with the Blood Scarab?!

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Catwoman #63 Mar 23, 2024
7.0

A more fun issue for the current storyline here. I'm not against standalone stories whatsoever, but I'm glad we're finally getting something to connect these last few issues aside from Selena recently getting more lives for herself. I just hope it ends up being good. Nine Lives struggled to maintain my interest in the beginning, but these last three issues have been better. I know I've said it mul more

Catwoman #63

By: Tini Howard, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Mar 20, 2024

NINE LIVES PART FIVE! Selina's international tour of death and rebirth continues. Her latest crime? Going deep beneath the sea to rescue a film director turned brainwashed political prisoner from a bunch of undersea ne'er-do-wells. The only problem is the director doesn't want to leave his new home, and he's harboring a secret that'll make him leth...

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Catwoman #62 Mar 23, 2024
7.0

We're back down a bit in terms of overall quality, unfortunately. I still don't hate this others like others seem to, but it's not my favorite book out there. I did like the idea of Catwoman joining a Suicide Squad mission and I think it was fun enough here, but I also think this issue left a bit to be desired.

Catwoman #62

By: Tini Howard, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Feb 21, 2024

NINE LIVES PART FOUR Catwoman has completed three of her impossible heists, but her nine lives are running out faster than she thought! Little does she know, someone with a particular use for disposable lives has been paying attention to her new mission--and that someone is none other than AMANDA WALLER! Welcome to the Suicide Squad, Selina Kyle--h...

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Catwoman #61 Mar 23, 2024
7.5

For whatever reason, this just clicked with me in a way the past two issues didn't. Not everything here was great, with one example being the opening dialogue between Dario, Eiko, and Selina. However, I found Selina's story to be compelling as things progressed and, despite Superman randomly showing up out of nowhere, I thought the book ended on a nice note. Hopefully this is a sign of things to c more

Catwoman #61

By: Tini Howard, Stefano Raffaele
Released: Jan 17, 2024

Selina Kyle goes on her most daring and deadly heist yet-leaping headfirst into the heart of a melted-down nuclear reactor to steal highly valuable corium. But can she escape with only losing just one life…or are all her nine extra lives about to burn away?!

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Catwoman #60 Mar 23, 2024
6.0

I'm just not the biggest fan of this storyline, unfortunately. I think it has an interesting concept, but the execution of it leaves a bit to be desired, unfortunately. It doesn't help that the logic of Selina suddenly working with Flamingo wasn't really clear to me. Maybe I missed something there, but I just wish this was coming together better.

Catwoman #60

By: Tini Howard, Stefano Raffaele
Released: Dec 20, 2023

NINE LIVES PART TWO. Somewhere in one of the world's most beautiful cities, a dance to the death is taking place. The setting? An accursed theater where no matter the play in question, the stakes are life and death, with a prize worth more than its weight in gold. And at the heart of it all stalks the devilishly deviant Flamingo and his latest cost...

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Green Lantern #9 Mar 22, 2024
8.5

A step right back up in terms of quality, in my opinion. I found the new area that the power battery was in to be very interesting and I hope it's something Adams ends up revisiting. I also enjoyed the backup story for what it was, but I didn't find it was enjoyable as the Kyle Rayner story from the last issue. Either way, I'm really enjoying this series and I feel like something big is coming.

Green Lantern #9

By: Jeremy Adams, Xermanico
Released: Mar 13, 2024

Unable to leave the atmosphere, the Green Lantern looks for help from a mystical source, which leads him to a mysterious gateway and surprising answers to the origin of Hal's ring.

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Screaming Enigma posted on Dan's profile Mar 22, 2024

Hi, Dan. I was hoping you could fix something for me concerning the current Green Lantern series by Jeremy Adams. Issue #8 has Xermánico listed as an artist, but he didn't do any art for that issue. Amancay Nahuelpan was the main story artist and Dale Eaglesham was the backup story artist. Thank you in advance!

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Dan - Apr 4, 2024

Fixed!

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