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Reader86 reviewed Monsters Are My Business #2 May 9, 2024

Griz, Cuddles, and Hillary continue their fast-paced, schlocky-fun adventures. This time, we get a car chase, a depressed monster riddled with loneliness and self-doubt (poor guy!), a huge and menacing abomination with a fragile ego, and there's yet one more surprise for you in there. From all the books I'm reading right now, this title is the one I feel the creative team is having the most fun wi more

Monsters Are My Business #2

By: Cullen Bunn, Patrick Piazzalunga
Released: May 8, 2024

For a guy like Griz, killing monsters comes easy. Saving monsters? That's a whole new ball game! But that's what Griz and his chainsaw-wielding koala partner Cuddles have to do-save a monster from a terrible fate! But rescuing hideous beasts from their awful fates is dangerous business, especially when your own past is... complicated.

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Reader86 reviewed Wonder Woman #8 May 9, 2024

This WW run has been verbose, heavy-handed, and crass. Every book has enormous amounts of overweening, superfluous monologue dumps, yet it reduces the titular character to babbling two words over and over again in virtually every scene she's in. Poor Wonder Woman! She's a lot more intelligent than she appears to be in this book. What a dreadful shipwreck this has been. Comic books are all about c more

Wonder Woman #8

By: Tom King, Daniel Sampere
Released: Apr 17, 2024

WONDER WOMAN VS. THE SOVEREIGN! After being captured by a team of villains, Diana finds herself at the mercy of the scariest of them all. Unbeknownst to our hero, the Sovereign has been pulling her strings since the very beginning of our tale, and now it's time for her to see the world his way as she falls under the influence of the Lasso of Lies! ...

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Reader86 reviewed Birds of Prey #9 May 9, 2024

A lukewarm start for Worlds Without End. We have the Birds running around in front a gray background for 20 pages and... Yeah, that about covers it. I get the feeling this will be one of those 6-issue plotlines that could be told in 2 or 3. We'll see. I went back and read #1 again, and that arc opening was so much better; this issue looks even worse by comparison.

Birds of Prey #9

By: Kelly Thompson, Jonathan Case
Released: May 8, 2024

If the Birds of Prey have one mission, it's protect Barbara Gordon at all costs, and that mission is...not going great. Dinah and her team search for Barbara in this strange new world that seems specifically designed to trip them up. Many mysteries lurk in the dark of this world, and some of them don't even want to kill you...probably.

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After reading each issue of JSA, I would tell myself, 'Well, it certainly wasn't good, but there's a lot to juggle here, so maybe they just need more time.' Welp, that's it for me, folks. This is not good, and it won't get good. It's just one huge to-do list. Issue #6's cover summarizes this series pretty well. A bunch of guys are leaning over a table, looking at a bunch of DC characters, trying more

Justice Society of America #9

By: Geoff Johns, Mikel Janin
Released: Mar 20, 2024

The JSA scour Europe on the hunt for Ruby, the daughter of the Red Lantern! But can they catch up to her before she burns the Earth in search of her father?

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Reader86 reviewed Geiger #1 May 8, 2024

Mr. Johns and Mr. Frank play the tropes here like masters, and the result is an incredibly fun and engaging comic book. You have your desert, desolate world with the remnants of civilization scattered across the land. The survivors barely get by, constantly in conflict with each other and the harsh environment, the result of a nuclear war. Roaming the radioactive sands enters our hero, Geiger (wit more

Geiger #1

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Apr 3, 2024

The critically acclaimed team of storytellers GEOFF JOHNS and GARY FRANK return to the nuclear wasteland of GEIGER for an ALL-NEW ONGOING series starring the violent and unpredictable GLOWING MAN! Leaving his home behind, Tariq Geiger now walks the radioactive roads of the former United States with his ...

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Reader86 reviewed Flash #1 May 5, 2024

This is a review for #1 to the annual, so 9 books total. As of the time of this writing, it covers all the releases for the series thus far. There are new things and good things in this Flash run. The good things are not new. The new things are not good. I appreciate what Mr. Spurrier is trying to do, and at first glance, it looks like a great idea: Let's mess around with hard sci-fi concepts for more

Flash #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Mike Deodato
Released: Sep 27, 2023

WALLY WEST RACES TOWARD THE FUTURE WITH ALL-STAR NEW CREATIVE TEAM SI SPURRIER AND MIKE DEODATO JR.! Wally West has never been quicker, more fulfilled, more heroic. His loving family is around him. And yet something is off. Very off. His evolving understanding of his powers has opened Wally to new avenues of sci-fi adventure and attuned his senses ...

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Reader86 reviewed Petrol Head #1 May 4, 2024

Petrol Head packs a whole lot of charm, beautiful artwork, and a very enjoyable story. The first issue managed to infuse a little bit of everything, both in the characters and the world they live in, from tragedy to comedy, in a perfectly balanced mix. The result is incredibly entertaining and, God forbid, intelligent. It manages to paint a picture of the devilish ways of humanity, its stupidity a more

Petrol Head #1

By: Rob Williams, Pye Parr
Released: Nov 8, 2023

In a climate crisis-ravaged future metropolis, an old, grumpy, obsolete, smoke-belching, cigar-chomping, HOTROD-RACING ROBOT is one 12-year-old girl's only hope. Together, can they outrace the chasing Robo-Cops with an invention that might...

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Reader86 reviewed The Infernals #1 May 4, 2024

Satan's son is dying, and now he has to choose one of his children to inherit the crown. Six pages in, we have the premise fully presented to us, and Mr. Morgenstern, one of the main characters, flashed out and was ready for action. That's good writing right there. Next, we go around town, meeting the rest of the cast in a concise and entertaining manner. The introduction for Bee, Satan's granddau more

The Infernals #1

By: Ryan Parrott, John Pearson
Released: Feb 14, 2024

Series Premiere. Abraham "Abe" Morgenstern, the son of Satan, has one month to live. Before he dies, he must decide which of his three wayward children-volatile narcissist Nero, conflicted field operative Jackal, or troubled schoolgirl Bee-will inherit his shadowy empire. But will Abe ever be able to truly cede control of the Apocalypse? Or does th...

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Reader86 reviewed Man's Best #1 May 4, 2024

A choppy and scattered start for Man's Best, with sanctimonious and complacent dialogue coming from the humans, while the animals quarrel with each other, desperate for some characterization, and with very limited success. Then the animals go about destroying stuff they don't understand, making the dialogue at the beginning even more sour. I'm sure the plot will justify their actions but it fails more

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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Reader86 reviewed Spectregraph #1 May 4, 2024

The writing is atrocious. You follow a phone call for 40 pages, and the characterization it accomplishes by then could've been done in less than half of that space without the pain. Artwork is self-indulgent, forgoing comic book conventions to go its own way in a scraggly and unattractive manner. The plot itself doesn't seem too bad, but the dialogue smothers it in the crib.

Spectregraph #1

By: James Tynion IV, Christian Ward
Released: Apr 24, 2024

NEW SERIES DEBUT from DSTLRY! Modern masters JAMES TYNION IV and CHRISTIAN WARD join forces to bring you their next horror classic. A ghost story steeped in the decay of a century of capitalism.

For years, the mansion has sat strangely, nestled into the coastline just a short drive north of Los Angeles. Rumors have haunted the place for ye...

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Reader86 reviewed Monsters Are My Business #1 May 4, 2024

The cover struck me as the writer and artists have a fondness for the good old schlocky comic booky fun and I was right. It’s a story that doesn’t take itself too seriously, mixing some fun modern fantasy tropes and artwork that is giving me a sense of nostalgia for something I can’t quite pin it down.

This is a fast food type of comic, fast pacing, lots of action and likable char more

Monsters Are My Business #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Patrick Piazzalunga
Released: Apr 10, 2024

From the co-creator of The Sixth Gun and Harrow County comes a new action horror comedy! Meet Tanner "Griz" Grisholm. Along with a shrewd necromancer who wants him dead and a chainsaw-wielding koala bear named Cuddles, as he wages a bloody war against nightmares from beyond time and space. It's thankless work, but...

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Reader86 dropped Lester of the Lesser God (2024) from their pull list May 4, 2024

Lester of the Lesser God (2024)

Eric Powell (The Goon) and comedian and voice actor Lucky Yates (Archer) combine twisted comedic talents to bring you Lester of the Lesser Gods.  Originally created as an unproduced animated short by Powell a decade ago, the concept was revived when the two writers were looking for a comic project to work on. L...

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Solid comic book. Everything is in the right place, and it runs smoothly. The team behind this one is made up of seasoned pros. It's possibly your favorite type of comic book ride—the one you went to many times before. Here's a chance to do it again. There's nothing wrong with this book, there's nothing new either, but that's not a problem. By the cover, you know what you'll get: It's going to b more

Deadpool & Wolverine: WWIII #1

By: Joe Kelly, Adam Kubert
Released: May 1, 2024

The most intensely mismatched team-up in comics and pop culture - the best there is and the merc with the mouth - undergoes a radical change as we kick off a three-part, globe-spanning saga for the ages! The mysterious DELTA believes in change. Change is good. But as he...

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Reader86 reviewed Space Ghost #1 May 4, 2024

An incredibly safe start for Space Ghost. It seems like this is all Space Ghost really needs, as I've seen a lot of people go, 'Oh, look, it's Space Ghost!' and pick it up immediately. It's interesting how many people easily forget about Space Ghost and how they seem to have only fond memories of him once something jolts their memories. Don't let the 6 rating fool you. The team behind this one del more

Space Ghost #1

By: David Pepose, Jonathan Lau
Released: May 1, 2024

Greed and corruption flourish in the darkness between stars. With the territories of the Galactic Federation spread far and wide across the vastness of space, pirates and hijackers ransack the distant colonies with cruel disregard for the innocent scientists living within them.

Yet there is a cosmic vigilante who metes out justice througho...

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Reader86 reviewed Lester of the Lesser God #1 May 4, 2024

The cover made me chuckle, so I picked it up. The comedy reads pretty much like the cover looks like, so you it's hard to be accidentally frustrated or surprised by it. It delivers pretty much what it promises, but not a pinch more. The hero is very much a one-note character (not a problem, as the 1982 Conan the Barbarian movie perfectly demonstrates), giving ample space for the villain and the si more

Lester of the Lesser God #1

By: Eric Powell, Gideon Kendall
Released: May 1, 2024

Eric Powell (The Goon) and comedian and voice actor Lucky Yates (Archer) combine twisted comedic talents to bring you Lester of the Lesser Gods.  Originally created as an unproduced animated short by Powell a decade ago, the concept was revived when the two writers were looking for a comic project to work on. L...

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Reader86 added Lester of the Lesser God (2024) to their pull list May 4, 2024

Lester of the Lesser God (2024)

Eric Powell (The Goon) and comedian and voice actor Lucky Yates (Archer) combine twisted comedic talents to bring you Lester of the Lesser Gods.  Originally created as an unproduced animated short by Powell a decade ago, the concept was revived when the two writers were looking for a comic project to work on. L...

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