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Jonn McLoed reviewed Harley Quinn #39 May 21, 2024
1.0

Unfortunately I'm probably not the target market for a comic like this but I did try to read it and not going to lie , I gave up before my will to live deserted me. I love cartoons and as a Darkwing Duck and Negaduck fan I thought badly to myself this would be fun. Sorry but this was the worst comic I have read in forever and by the time I finally put it down it got me to wondering who the target more

Harley Quinn #39

By: Tini Howard, Erica Henderson
Released: Apr 24, 2024

Hey, Puddin'! Meet the new and improved Harley Quinn SUPER-VILLAIN FOR HIRE. THAT'S RIGHT, YOU JABRONIS I'M BACK AND I'M BUSTIN' HEADS. Okay, just between you and me though, this is all part of a secret plan I got going to study some of Gotham's worst, up close and personally. Think of it as an anthropologic study and don't get your brain all flust...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Justice Ducks #3 May 16, 2024
10

Every now and then I come across middle of the road reviews for Dark Wing Duck and Negaduck. Sorry people but these are all ages comics that are written and drawn for fans like me. I get it's nostalgia but there is so wonderfully written and drawn comic genius here and Stegmutt is in a class of his own. I love it and I'm the target market so please review as if you were the target audience.

Justice Ducks #3

By: Roger Langridge, Carlo Lauro
Released: May 15, 2024

MAKEWAY! DARKWING DUCK IS HUGE! Wait...is Darkwing huge, or are THE JUSTICE DUCKS tiny? It's madcap alien-based tomfoolery by ROGER LANGRIDGE (The Muppets) and CARLO LAURO (Darkwing Duck)!

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Jonn McLoed reviewed The Last Mermaid #3 May 13, 2024
10

This is story telling on a level that I haven't seen since my childhood when obsessed with Tom and Jerry. Every single panel tells a bit if the story and as sparce as the words are they bring a level of intensity to the action. This is extremely addictive to read as I adore art and ant artist that can bring to life a story is a genius in my book.

The Last Mermaid #3

By: Derek Kirk Kim
Released: May 8, 2024

The mermaid and her only companion-a tiny axolotl named Lottie-are thrust into peril once again when they encounter a fearsome water beast looking for its next meal. Things get more complicated when a mysterious stranger enters the fray. Is he friend or foe?

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Jonn McLoed reviewed The Last Mermaid #2 May 13, 2024
10

As delicious as this comic is to hold and read the real beauty is not the fantastic characters but the scope of the universe that could be created around this story. An absolute joy.

The Last Mermaid #2

By: Derek Kirk Kim
Released: Apr 3, 2024

The mermaid plunges into a hidden water cave, narrowly escaping death. But with her mobile home-the H.A.V.C. (Hybrid Aquatic Vehicular Chamber)-all but destroyed, she may be permanently hindered from her vital mission. At least the water cave makes for an ideal home. Or does it?

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Jonn McLoed reviewed The Last Mermaid #1 May 11, 2024
10

I'm never a fan of an artist that writes his/hers own stories as it usually leads to a mess of ideas but hats of to Derek Kirk Kim for an absolute visual treat filled with so much emotion. Each panel told a truly horrifying story with so few words. This takes me back to the early days of my hero Steve Ditko that turned art into the story instead of just being there to guide the reader. Exceptional more

The Last Mermaid #1

By: Derek Kirk Kim
Released: Mar 13, 2024

Series Premiere. A lone mermaid roams an endless wasteland on a quest beyond reason. To press ever onward, she must survive the interminable stretches between tiny pockets of water, the roaming bands of cybernetic cannibals, and the fearsome mutant beasts. What propels her forward to take such a risk?

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Sirens of the City #1 May 11, 2024
10

Dark , gritty, sexy and weird. Add up the ingredients and blanket them in top drawer noir art that sings off the pages and you really get a great intro. This kind of story telling is going to be the death of superhero Comics over the next few years.

Sirens of the City #1

By: Joanne Starer, Khary Randolph
Released: Jul 12, 2023

New York City. 1980s.  Runaway teen Layla struggles to survive on the mean streets, far from home.

But now every supernatural creature from the darkest corners of the urban grime is after Layla... and the child-to-be she never wanted growing inside her....

This gritty urban fantasy created by Joanne Starer (The Gimmick) and Exce...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Negaduck #5 May 9, 2024
10

I absolutely love this series so far and believe me when I say my eyes are still running from laughing. Outstanding script with the usual awesome art gives this issue the perfect 10.

Negaduck #5

By: Jeff Parker, Ciro Cangialosi
Released: May 1, 2024

The thing about Negaduck is, he's not just a one-trick villain. The can lie, cheat, cause chaos... but what he's really great at? STEALING! So great, in fact, that his mastery at thieving gets him noticed by a super-duper secret collective of burgling bad guys that not only want him to join their group... they want him to be their leader!
Seco...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Negaduck #4 May 7, 2024
9.5

I loved every lovely panel of this great kids to adults comic. Great history write in a love letter to the past and may I say the art and colouring is a complete joy to tired eyes. For the big kid in you give this a try and the worst thing that can happen is you will have a laugh and leave the issue with a grin.

Negaduck #4

By: Jeff Parker, Ciro Cangialosi
Released: Feb 28, 2024

The Supervillain With the Midas Touch!

The rest of The Fearsome Five tremble in awe at their leader, who now wields a glove with the power to turn anything he touches into gold! Negaduck, of course, uses these stolen powers with all of the wisdom and responsibility you'd expect from the most evil villain in multiple universes.

Gli...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Negaduck #3 May 7, 2024
10

As fun goes this is a blast. It's like an acid trip version of The Mummy meets Indiana Jones. I must be tripping myself as this is starting to be.e my addictive guilty pleasure and as my normal reading material is extremely dark horror this is a palate cleanser to yesteryear.

Negaduck #3

By: Jeff Parker, Ciro Cangialosi
Released: Dec 6, 2023

After using his bad-boy charm on the sorceress Morgana, our proud arch-villain Negaduck has learned the location of Agony Island, where King Midas' vault hides the Gauntlet of Gold! Only one problem: Once he gets there, he discovers that everything on the island is trying to destroy him!

Co-conspirators JEFF PARKER and CIRO CANGIALOSI are ...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Negaduck #2 May 6, 2024
10

I just love Negaduck and the art is wonderful. I'm actually struggling to find anything to complain about and I just love the charm of this. I was lucky as I was brought up solely on cartoons as that was my Saturday morning taken care of. 1960's/ 70's cartoon slap stick over milk and toast. Ah this makes me feel young again.

Negaduck #2

By: Jeff Parker, Ciro Cangialosi
Released: Oct 25, 2023

"Here's the good news: Negaduck has found the sorceress Morgana! And the bad news? Morgana attacks Negaduck with an army of bats and spiders! If Negaduck survives this decidedly icky experience, he'll need Morgana to reveal the location of the mysterious AGONY ISLAND...

Writer JEFF PARKER and artist CIRO CANGIALOSI cont...

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10

It's times like these that I get to having a wish that one day I could write like this. The art was perfect and John was John of my younger days. Superb!!!!!

John Constantine: Hellblazer #3

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Jan 22, 2020

John has found the cause of the magical madness slaughtering gang members on Peckham Rye...and it's just one guy! How hard can it be to stop him? Well, when the gangs get involved and the source of his power becomes clear, the answer turns out to be "Near impossible, actually!"

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Negaduck #1 May 4, 2024
9.5

I'm a huge Darkwing Duck fan and this charming little story about greed and corruption with a hint of skullduggery is right up my street. Great character development and gorgeous art with eye popping colours was like watching my first cartoon a 1000 years ago. I loved it.

Negaduck #1

By: Jeff Parker, Ciro Cangialosi
Released: Sep 13, 2023

"I am the screeching fingernail on the chalkboard of justice. I am the sour ball in the candy jar of goodness. I am NEGADUCK!"

He's the exact opposite of DD in every way... evil, nefarious, dedicated to stealing lollipops from kids and not helping grandmas across the street! And now, he's ready to begin a reign of crime and terror the like...

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1.0

I'm very privileged in life to get to read and review many stories. Today I have to say the privilege feels awful short on time. To be fair to issue 2 it really took issue 1 and actually down scaled it to a suitable fuel to light a real fire. All the swear words in the world just cover up a hack writer at the bottom of the sludge pile. The saving grace for him was the artist who let's be honest sh more

Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #2

By: Ben Percy, Danny Kim
Released: Apr 17, 2024

THE NEW GHOST RIDER!
There's a new Spirit of Vengeance in town and he's looking to run the place. There will be no stopping THIS rider. The mystery of Johnny Blaze's disappearance continues!
Rated T+

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10

Although I'm now reading this as a graphic novel it still deserves a review in the respect of a single issue. The story moves from place to place and keeps me as a reader totally engaged with John as he moves through his day Dawn till dusk. He never seems to achieve what he set out but as his day unfolds so does the story regardless of the way John deviates. Outstanding writing and sublime art set more

John Constantine: Hellblazer #2

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Dec 18, 2019

John's return to London isn't going as smoothly as he'd hoped...though it's already been just as bloody as he could have expected! Enormous angels straight from the mind of William Blake are tearing people to ribbons in Peckham Rye Common, and the gang lord who's pressed John into service is getting increasingly impatient about John's inability to ...

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10

To anyone currently reading Dead in America do yourself a massive and beg steal or borrow a copy of issue 1 or better still dip your hand in your pocket and buy the trade. This is John like I had always hoped he could be. Dark , funny and a (insert a word) If you think the writing is great then the art is an absolute joy. Outstanding

John Constantine: Hellblazer #1

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Nov 27, 2019

John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness...and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn't have much choice about...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Dawnrunner #2 Apr 29, 2024
10

If you think issue 1 was outstanding then issue 2 puts it in a cage and upscales it by a huge margin. This is outstanding on every single level and is now in a head to head with Hellblazer Dead in America as some of the most intelligent thought provoking comics of this or any other year. If comic companies are to survive with spiralling costs then this is how to do it. Awesome

Dawnrunner #2

By: Ram V, Evan Cagle
Released: Apr 24, 2024

An all-new epic from rising stars Ram V and Evan Cagle! Still recovering from the aftermath of piloting an experimental Iron King in combat for the first time, all-star pilot Anita Marr digs to uncover what happened when the massive mech malfunctioned mid-fight against a ferocious Tetza.

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Dawnrunner #1 Apr 27, 2024
10

Companies like Dark Horse really do take a chance on comics like this and when they hit a home run they do so in style. The art and colours oozed off the page and the story felt like I was sitting in front of a 100 inch tv or the latest AAA game and believe me this was up there with the best I've read in a long time. As the age of superheroes is starting to come to an end it leaves room for writer more

Dawnrunner #1

By: Ram V, Evan Cagle
Released: Mar 20, 2024

A century ago a portal opened over Central America and the Tetza that came through changed our world. Now the world bends all its effort to making the Iron Kings-great mechs that must battle the Tetza for humanity's continued survival in gladiatorial combat. Anita Marr is the greatest of the pilots and is chosen to pilot a new prototype that could ...

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8.5

The biggest problem with film adaptations is the weight of either nostalgia or expectancy. I'm lucky as I've never seen or even heard of the original so I come in as a fresh perspective so to speak. Biggest flaw was it read a little to quick and skipped along to the final page just a little ahead of the subplots. The art got the job done of telling the story easily without reading a word and for t more

Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives! #1

By: Dan Watters, Matthew Roberts
Released: Apr 24, 2024

MINISERIES PREMIERE
A NEW HORROR DREAM TEAM RESURRECTS ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC MONSTERS  Acclaimed creators DAN WATTERS (HOME SICK PILOTS,  Lucifer), RAM V (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr, Batman: Detective Comics), and MATTHEW ROBERTS (MANIFEST DESTINY) rise from the depths for an all-new epic.  
Years after t...

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Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives! (2024)

MINISERIES PREMIERE
A NEW HORROR DREAM TEAM RESURRECTS ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC MONSTERS  Acclaimed creators DAN WATTERS (HOME SICK PILOTS,  Lucifer), RAM V (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr, Batman: Detective Comics), and MATTHEW ROBERTS (MANIFEST DESTINY) rise from the depths for an all-new epic.  
Years after t...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Dick Tracy #1 Apr 26, 2024
6.5

Not particularly sure what all the hype is about to be frank. The art was pretty good and fitted the character well and the script rattled along nicely but the dialogue was way to contrived for my taste. I love nostalgia and I get it was set post war during a particularly violent gang time in American history but the tone of the dialogue makes it difficult to really enjoy it.

Dick Tracy #1

By: Alex Segura, Geraldo Borges
Released: Apr 24, 2024

DICK TRACY RETURNS IN A NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM MAD CAVE!
A new era for the iconic detective starts here, from bestselling and acclaimed authors Alex Segura and Michael Moreci, as an all-new, noir-infused chapter in the Dick Tracy legacy kicks off with superstar artist Geraldo Borges.
In the aftermath of World War II, the country stands fro...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Haunt You to the End #1 Apr 25, 2024
8.5

I do love a good ghost story and this was strangely slow to burn but has a high level of promise. The art for me didn't quite hit levels that I had anticipated as I love his work but I put that down to a script that needed a bit of a nudge along quicker. Not bad for an issue 1 and at least Top Cow get a 10/10 for the subject material

Haunt You to the End #1

By: Ryan Cady, Andrea Mutti
Released: Jun 14, 2023

SERIES PREMIERE

A GHOST STORY FOR THE END OF THE WORLD!
In a not-so-far future rife with climate disasters and worldwide instability, an eccentric billionaire and his crew-a disgraced journalist, a radical doctor, a TV demonologist, and a squad of hard-bitten military contractors-set out to prove the existence of life after death. But...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Charred Remains #5 Apr 25, 2024
10

This comic to be honest is worth every single penny for the sumptuous art. Add in a lovely script that unfolds just at the right time and your on to a winner. Mix in crisp dialogue and horror or a cult level and you have probably the most underrated comic on the shelf just now. I could pour over this kind of lovely art all day and find new ways to love it more.

Charred Remains #5

By: Anthony Cleveland, Andrea Mutti
Released: Apr 24, 2024

At the ruins of Uncle Robby's shop, Amy is arrested and Vic is led back underground. Separately, they finally uncover who tends the flame of the Fire Man. The two are presented with the choice: join...or burn.

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10

Way back in the year 1968 I read my very first comic. I was lying in bed with tonsillitis at 4 years old and today 56 years later I have probably read the best darn comic of them all. It has something in it for anyone that loves the Supernatural and sprinkle in humor , Dream and a London double decker bus and you have as close to perfection as I have ever read. The portrayal of Swamp Thing is an a more

John Constantine, Hellblazer: Dead in America #4

By: Simon Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Apr 17, 2024

JOHN CONSTANTINE...FAITH HEALER? Disguised as a Catholic priest in a small town near the Texas-Mexico border, John searches for the connection between how a dust-ridden county turned out a massive harvest and Dream's missing sand. But this good-natured, all-American town has an ugly secret...one that brings John, Nat, and Noah face-to-face with mon...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Justice Ducks #2 Apr 20, 2024
9.5

As an all age group cartoon romp this makes me nostalgic for the old cartoons of the 1960's with a modern twist that I enjoy reading probably more than I should admit to well!!!! anyone really. Sorry it lost half a mark for a tofu dog..... seriously who the hell eats tofu dogs and admits it

Justice Ducks #2

By: Roger Langridge, Carlo Lauro
Released: Apr 17, 2024

Strange robots have flooded the streets of St. Canard, and only THE JUSTICE DUCKS can save the day! But even the combined might of STEGMUTT, GIZMODUCK, NEPTUNIA, MORGANA, and (of course) DARKWING DUCK may not be enough to stop the robots' master: THE BOTHERER, who wants to transform innocent people into horrible stone creatures that will enable him...

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10

This is seriously my kind of detective book. So many subtle plot lines running through sumptuous art. It kind of reminds me of shows like kojak and Ironside that shaped my young mind all those years ago. Sometimes slow let's you just enjoy the show and this is great.

Sam and Twitch: Case Files #2

By: Todd McFarlane, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Apr 17, 2024

The hunt for a murderer brings to light an old case our two distinguished detectives thought long closed. Could there be a missing connection?

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Jonn McLoed reviewed James Bond: 007 #1 Apr 18, 2024
9.0

I'm a huge Bond fan and this is my first ever James bond comic because of Garth Ennis. I wasn't sure before starting this issue if James can ever come across all that well in the comics medium but I really rather enjoyed it and the dynamics of the whole team felt real and written with love to the earlier films. It wasn't perfect and the art was a hit and a miss from panel to panel but good job and more

James Bond: 007 #1

By: Garth Ennis, Rapha Lobosco
Released: Jan 17, 2024

Codename: STALVODA
Translation (from Russian): STEEL WATER

A relic of the Cold War, the deadly compound Stalvoda has a long-buried connection with MI6. So when it mysteriously reappears in disturbing circumstances, the agency naturally assigns its best operative to get to the bottom of things - 007 himself, James Bond.

But Bon...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Poison Ivy #11 Apr 16, 2024
5.0

This issue takes a strange story of Karma and greed with a cult like mixture and sort of achieves absolutely and utterly less than nothing. Janet is becoming a really bad distraction that seems to pull the story completely of the rails. The weakest story so far an I'm starting to tire a little of the lack of a real plot line.

Poison Ivy #11

By: G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara
Released: Apr 5, 2023

It's no secret that Ivy can be very convincing, but with her newfound powers, she now has people wrapped around her finger. Janet's time at the spa goes south when Ivy uses her...persuasive powers...to blockade a petroleum processing plant. Things take a wild turn, though, when the employees become violent and Ivy must protect the women she initial...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Poison Ivy #10 Apr 16, 2024
6.0

I love Pam on every level and her inner monologue is a work of genius but the story is so-so and at times meanders like a bad Thelma and Louise script. The first 6 issues were pure horror with live and this is a side salad of something that you will forget about by breakfast time

Poison Ivy #10

By: G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara
Released: Mar 8, 2023

Before Ivy embarks on her trip back to Gotham, our verdant villainess sets her sights on a fungus-loving Hollywood celebrity with a lifestyle brand and spa that’s raising some major red flags on Ivy’s radar. All this because poor Janet from HR wanted to have some R&R before the car ride back east! Aw jeez!

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Poison Ivy #9 Apr 14, 2024
7.0

This kind of loved up issue drives me nuts as it serves no purpose in the overall story of Pam. The way Pam got Harley to trip was it's saving grace as it shows the power of the mind needed to actually understand the Green. I have said this countless times and I will say it once more " please stop fleecing people out of hard earned money with sweet filler stories that would have worked wonderfully more

Poison Ivy #9

By: G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara
Released: Feb 8, 2023

IT’S THE ISSUE YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! That’s right! Ya girl Harley Quinn-doctor, fashionista, heroic criminal, criminally insane clown, and Poison Ivy’s girlfriend-has arrived on the West Coast to spend some quality time with her number-one squeeze! What sort of wildly lascivious and lavishly ludicrous madcap mayhem will the DCU’s f...

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Jonn McLoed reviewed Poison Ivy #8 Apr 14, 2024
10

I loved this on every single level as it tells the story off the Green as a living being and how Pam fights to be either all monster or half loving human. At her core she is the Green but on the edges she wants to beloved and worshipped y the women that set off the chain in her mind off the woman she once was.

Poison Ivy #8

By: G. Willow Wilson, Atagun Ilhan
Released: Jan 4, 2023

Poison Ivy's adventure in fracking comes to an emotional head when the return of an old friend forces our verdant villain to confront the very real, very human costs of her actions. Will Ivy turn over a new leaf or is she sticking to her plan?

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