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Joined: Dec 26, 2014

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Norman Bates added Hawkeye (2016) to their pull list Sep 30, 2017

Hawkeye (2016)

Remember Hawkeye? No not that Hawkeye, our favorite Hawkeye, the chick who puts the hawk in Hawkeye, the butt-kicking hero who had to save the other Hawkeye's butt all the time.  Yup, you know her, it's the dazzling Kate Bishop making her solo comics debut!  Kate is heading west and returning to Los Angeles, with her bow and arr...

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Norman Bates added Bug: The Adventures of Forager to their pull list May 12, 2017

Bug: The Adventures of Forager

An all-new Young Animal miniseries begins! Forager is just one of the Hive before he breaks out of his cocoon and finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm. There he meets all kinds of strange creatures: a ghostly girl, a talking teddy bear and otherworldly weirdos that have literally jumped out of his worst nightmares. But these inte...

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Norman Bates dropped Karnak from their pull list May 5, 2017

Karnak

THE FLAW IN ALL THINGS
"My curse is that I see the flaw in all things. Systems. Philosophies. Structures. People. Everything. Never forget who I am. I am Karnak of the Inhumans." You may not know who Karnak is now, but you will when Warren Ellis (MOON KNIGHT, Planetary) and Gerardo Zaffino are done with you. Phil Coulson goes to Karnak to help ...

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Norman Bates dropped Revival from their pull list May 5, 2017

Revival

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyo...

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Norman Bates dropped Spider-Woman (2015) from their pull list May 5, 2017

Spider-Woman (2015)

Jessica Drew is a private investigator, a super hero and... a mom to be? Since we last saw her, Spider-Woman's got a whole NEW responsibility -- she's super heroing for two now, after all! Ben Urich and Porcupine are still along for the adventure, too, and aren't making Jess' life any easier - half the time they won't even let her leave the car! Ho...

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Norman Bates dropped Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) from their pull list May 5, 2017

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016)

The Parker family is web-slinging and wall-crawling their way into your hearts and into comic shops later this year! Life is good for Peter Parker and Mary Jane; their daughter Annie is their pride and joy, they're both working and (barely) making ends meet, they're keeping the streets of New York City safe from super villains...you know, normal fa...

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Norman Bates dropped Hulk (2016) from their pull list May 5, 2017

Hulk (2016)

JENNIFER WALTERS has survived the Civil War...barely...and having risen from the rubble, she re-enters the world a different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, she is determined to move forward, to go on with her life, but the pain of the past and all she's lost is always there - an undercurrent, a pulse, waiting to quicken and trigger Jen's tra...

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Norman Bates added Jean Grey to their pull list May 5, 2017

Jean Grey

When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny. But now, she's visited by a premonitio...

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Norman Bates rated Jean Grey #1 May 3, 2017
8.5

Jean Grey #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Victor Ibanez
Released: May 3, 2017

When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny. But now, she's visited by a premonitio...

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9.5

Judge Dredd: Blessed Earth #1

By: Ulises Farinas, Dan McDaid
Released: Apr 26, 2017

It has been 10 years since the events of Mega-City Zero, and Judge Dredd continues his mission to restore order to a lawless land. The mystery of The Blessed Earth begins to unfold here!

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Norman Bates added Wild Storm to their pull list Apr 22, 2017

Wild Storm

A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.
And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she's buried in her own body-is the on...

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Norman Bates added Doom Patrol (2016) to their pull list Jan 30, 2017

Doom Patrol (2016)

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

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Norman Bates dropped Velvet from their pull list Jan 30, 2017

Velvet

ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the "Winter Soldier" saga... and everything they've done so far has been leading to VELVET!

When the world's best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nea...

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Norman Bates dropped Vision from their pull list Jan 30, 2017

Vision

The Vision wants to be human, and what's more human than family? He goes to the laboratory where he was created, where Ultron molded him into a weapon, where he first rebelled against his given destiny, where he first imagined that he could be more, that he could be good, that he could be a man, a normal, ordinary man. And he builds them. A wife, V...

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Norman Bates dropped Silk (2015) from their pull list Jan 30, 2017

Silk (2015)

SILK IS BACK AND BADDER THAN EVER!
•  Cindy Moon has been working to find the missing members of her family since she escaped the bunker that was her home prior to the events of SPIDER-VERSE. But her quest has taken her down a darker path than she expected, and she's now in cahoots with none other than the most ferocious feline i...

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Norman Bates dropped Green Arrow (2016) from their pull list Jan 30, 2017

Green Arrow (2016)

"THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN" chapter one
As Oliver struggles with how he can fight "the man" when his huge fortune makes him the man, he and Black Canary uncover a deadly new threat to Seattle that cuts the Archer to the bone.
THEY SAID IT: "My touchstones are [former GA writers] Dennis O'Neil and Mike Grell, while trying to make th...

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Norman Bates dropped Black Widow (2016) from their pull list Jan 30, 2017

Black Widow (2016)

S.H.I.E.L.D.'S MOST WANTED!
The Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are taking Black Widow on the lam! Natasha has spent years gathering secrets, and when some of the darkest ones begin mysteriously going public, no one is safe. With her betrayed former confederates at S.H.I.E.L.D. on her heels and a lifetime of training a...

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Norman Bates dropped Kill Or Be Killed from their pull list Jan 30, 2017

Kill Or Be Killed

The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) launch their new monthly series: KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstru...

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9.0

Unbelievable Gwenpool #10

By: Christopher Hastings, Gurihiru
Released: Jan 18, 2017

• JOIN THE GWENPOOL ARMY!
•  Give your all to Gwen for very little appreciation!
•  After all - you're probably just an extra created to serve her, right?
Rated T+

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Norman Bates added Tomboy to their pull list Dec 29, 2016

Tomboy

The death of a childhood friend sparks a series of events that lead Addison from teenage field hockey player to a murderer of criminals. There's no lack of targets for her in a city built on corruption, but payback doesn't come for free. Addison's reality begins to blur in the pursuit of vengeance and justice is used as justification to become a mo...

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Norman Bates dropped All-New Wolverine from their pull list Dec 29, 2016

All-New Wolverine

LAURA KINNEY EMBRACES HER DESTINY. HERE! COMES! WOLVERINE!
X-23 was created to be a weapon and for a time, that's all she was. But with the help of her mentor, LOGAN-the original WOLVERINE-she escaped that dark past. Tragically, Logan has fallen, but Laura will continue in his footsteps as a hero. Recent events have her doing everything in he...

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Norman Bates dropped Batgirl (2016) from their pull list Dec 29, 2016

Batgirl (2016)

"Beyond Burnside" Chapter One: The Batgirl you know and love is going global with Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Goldie Vance) and all-star artist Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE). In order to up her game, Babs travels to Japan on a quest to train with the most elite modern combat ma...

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Norman Bates added Hulk (2016) to their pull list Dec 28, 2016

Hulk (2016)

JENNIFER WALTERS has survived the Civil War...barely...and having risen from the rubble, she re-enters the world a different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, she is determined to move forward, to go on with her life, but the pain of the past and all she's lost is always there - an undercurrent, a pulse, waiting to quicken and trigger Jen's tra...

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Norman Bates rated Hulk #1 Dec 28, 2016
10

Hulk #1

By: Mariko Tamaki, Nico Leon
Released: Dec 28, 2016

JENNIFER WALTERS has survived the Civil War...barely...and having risen from the rubble, she re-enters the world a different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, she is determined to move forward, to go on with her life, but the pain of the past and all she's lost is always there - an undercurrent, a pulse, waiting to quicken and trigger Jen's tra...

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Norman Bates rated Jessica Jones #3 Dec 18, 2016
9.5

Jessica Jones #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos
Released: Dec 14, 2016

• Jessica Jones' new secrets start to unfold.  How far did Jessica go to uncover a deadly secret in the Marvel Universe?
•  From the original creators comes an all new chapter in the world-famous private eye's ongoing adventures.
Parental Advisory

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10

Shade, the Changing Girl #3

By: Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone
Released: Dec 7, 2016

Trying to settle into her new life as an Earth girl, Shade finds the body she has taken over doesn't have the same skills as it did when its previous inhabitant was in charge. It's bad enough that her swim team hates her, but now she can't perform in the water at all. Can Shade find anyone she can trust to give her guidance before the madness takes...

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Norman Bates rated Death of X #4 Dec 2, 2016
8.5

Death of X #4

By: Jeff Lemire, Aaron Kuder
Released: Nov 23, 2016

• The first true battle in the Inhumans/X-Men war!
•  Cyclops isn't the only one who doesn't make it out alive...
Rated T+

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Tree Fingers reviewed Death of X #4 Nov 24, 2016
9.0

Am I the only one that really enjoyed this event?

Death of X #4

By: Jeff Lemire, Aaron Kuder
Released: Nov 23, 2016

• The first true battle in the Inhumans/X-Men war!
•  Cyclops isn't the only one who doesn't make it out alive...
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Death of X #4 Nov 28, 2016
9.0

Wow, I guess I'm in the minority here, but I genuinely liked this issue, aside from some sloppy artwork here and there. I had given up on this series and was simply riding it out since it is only four parts, but this final issue made it all worthwhile. Emma's motivations make sense and turn this into a much more compelling way to kill off a character than the typical selfless blaze of glory. I wan more

Death of X #4

By: Jeff Lemire, Aaron Kuder
Released: Nov 23, 2016

• The first true battle in the Inhumans/X-Men war!
•  Cyclops isn't the only one who doesn't make it out alive...
Rated T+

Norman Bates rated Spider-Gwen #14 Dec 2, 2016
8.0

Spider-Gwen #14

By: Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Nov 23, 2016

    • Happy Thanksgiving from Spider-Gwen and crew!
•  But what should crimelord Matt Murdock and his ninjas bring to dinner?
Rated T

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