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Jawnyblaze reviewed Absolute Power #1 Jul 12, 2024
9.0

Great start to the event. Art is impeccable and the writing of course is great, Mark Waid is one of the greatest to ever do it. There seems to be more than a little Civil War influence here, but instead of the superhero community being divided, it's regular folk vs superheroes. Basically just the fear mongering of superheroes being able to go unchecked, but it definitely has plenty of its own f more

Absolute Power #1

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Jul 3, 2024

THE TRINITY OF EVIL HAS WON. DC's epic summer event kicks off with a bang, as the combined might of FAILSAFE and the BRAINIAC QUEEN has at last given Amanda Waller the ability to steal the metahuman abilities of every hero and villain on planet Earth. As chaos erupts in the streets and a massive misinformation campaign sways public opinion to her s...

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gusresm reviewed Absolute Power #1 Jul 2, 2024
10

I can’t remember the last time I was excited by a summer event, but Waid and Mora do the trick. The art is, as always, uncanny. Mora might be the best artist of his generation. Waid is a comic book legend and need no praise. I understand that you need some suspension of disbelief to accept that Waller could defeat the justice league with little opposition but I think Waid (and Tom Taylor) prepar more

Absolute Power #1

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Jul 3, 2024

THE TRINITY OF EVIL HAS WON. DC's epic summer event kicks off with a bang, as the combined might of FAILSAFE and the BRAINIAC QUEEN has at last given Amanda Waller the ability to steal the metahuman abilities of every hero and villain on planet Earth. As chaos erupts in the streets and a massive misinformation campaign sways public opinion to her s...

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Jawnyblaze reviewed The Holy Roller #7 Jul 9, 2024
5.0

This book really is tiresome. There are some moments of chuckle worthy comedy, but as a whole it's just not that good. I wanted to like it, but now I'm just riding it out because I hate quitting something before it's done.

The Holy Roller #7

By: Rick Remender, Moreno DiNisio
Released: Jul 3, 2024

The day has come! The horrors of yesterday rise like a zombie and infect modern thinking! Everyone's been poisoned, leading to a sickness that blinds them, and only one man can see the light, only one man can save us from ourselves-it's probably our hero, right?!

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8.0

Grendel is one of those very 90s characters that leans hard into the rule of cool and hasn't really progressed much since then, but as a once-in-a-while thing I enjoy it. The art in this book was quite good, the story interesting but not deep or overly original. Still, it's a good book with solid world building, Beyond Thunderdome vibes. That'll always appeal to me.

Grendel: Devil's Crucible - Defiance #1

By: Matt Wagner
Released: Jul 3, 2024

A new Grendel story from visionary creator Matt Wagner!  Grendel Prime has returned to Earth, but things are not as he left them. The pockets of humanity that remain and the "Necro Lords" that rule them have turned against Grendel. Grendel Prime will need to hide his identity as he explores his suddenly hostile home planet. Featuring a sta...

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Batman #150 Jul 9, 2024
9.0

Really good side story about a nobody of Gotham. Very well written and plotted, but the art was just horrendous. Knocking a full point for that, but otherwise I really enjoyed it.

Batman #150

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 3, 2024

A milestone issue featuring art by the legendary DENYS COWAN (The Question) and series regular JORGE JIMENEZ! When a two-bit crook uncovers Batman's true identity, he becomes the most dangerous man in Gotham City! Can Batman stop him before it's too late? Does he even want to? Plus, an Absolute Power backup story by Chip Zdarsky and Mike Hawthorne ...

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daspidaboy reviewed Batman #150 Jul 2, 2024
7.0

This was a fine issue. I like the back-up more, but I do like how Chip Zdarsky understands that Batman isnt an edge lord who punches people, but believes the good in people in his own way.

Batman #150

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 3, 2024

A milestone issue featuring art by the legendary DENYS COWAN (The Question) and series regular JORGE JIMENEZ! When a two-bit crook uncovers Batman's true identity, he becomes the most dangerous man in Gotham City! Can Batman stop him before it's too late? Does he even want to? Plus, an Absolute Power backup story by Chip Zdarsky and Mike Hawthorne ...

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Doctor Strange #17 Jul 9, 2024
8.0

Really fun issue with decent art and solid writing. I've never been a reader of Dr. Strange, but I've picked up the Blood Hunt issues and have found them enjoyable.

Doctor Strange #17

By: Jed MacKay, Pasqual Ferry
Released: Jul 3, 2024

BLOOD HUNT TIE-IN - FRIEND TURNED FOE!
As the BLOOD HUNT tie-in rumbles towards its blood-chilling conclusion, Wong must stalk the monster that his closest friend has become. Even if he can overcome the beast, can Wong bring himself to put down Stephen Strange? Is there anyone the agent of W.A.N.D. can turn to. or has the Sanctum Sanctorum bec...

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8.0

Another good one shot Blood Hunt tie in. I'm a big fan of the characters and the budding relationship is enjoyable to watch. Nothing deep or heavy here, just a solid little add-on to the main story.

X-Men: Blood Hunt: Psylocke #1

By: Steve Foxe, Lynne Yoshii
Released: Jul 3, 2024

NINJA VS. VAMPIRE!
After serving on the frontlines in the war against Orchis, KWANNON is enjoying some much-deserved downtime with her new lover Greycrow. But when darkness falls across Japan, PSYLOCKE will wield her psionic blade against bloodsucking creatures of legend and faces a foe unlike any she's ever seen. An all-new villain emerges in...

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Deadpool #4 Jul 8, 2024
7.5

I'm really enjoying the story of Deadpool. Bringing his daughter into his life and having Taskmaster train her and everything is fun. The art was ok. The dialog wasn't as bad as it sometimes is, but still the weak point of the book. Ziglar continues to be by far my least favorite writer of any book that I read. I dropped Miles Morales because I just couldn't take it any more. Deadpool hasn't more

Deadpool #4

By: Cody Ziglar, Roge Antonio
Released: Jul 3, 2024

DEADPOOL V.S. DEATH GRIP!
The showdown you've been waiting for! But first, a training montage for Deadpool's newest recruit!
Rated T+

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BirdmanG07 reviewed Life of Wolverine #1 Jul 4, 2024
7.5

If you’re just getting into comics or know someone who is interested in comics, this is a great starting place for future fans of Wolverine. I’m no wolverine expert, but I didn’t learn too much from this book, a lot of rehashing what we already knew. Again, if you’re unfamiliar it’s great. Otherwise it’s just a jog down memory lane.

Life of Wolverine #1

By: Jim Zub, Ramon Bachs
Released: Jul 3, 2024

LOGAN'S LIFE STORY - IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER FOR THE FIRST TIME! WOLVERINE has been mindwiped, manipulated and given false memories so many times, what is the truth of his long life? Now, as a journey into his own past becomes paramount to the survival of mutantkind, delve into the TRUE story of LOGAN's life, from his earliest days in the late 1800s...

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6.0

It was ok. Quite generic, nothing overly bad or anything. I'll forgot I ever read it before too long, I'm sure. Probably the weakest of the Blood Hunt tie ins so far.

Blood Hunt: Werewolf By Night #1

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Released: Jul 3, 2024

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Annihilation 2099 #1 Jul 8, 2024
7.0

I'm not a huge fan of cosmic stuff in general. I enjoy Guardians for the characters themselves, but not much else in this type of book. I decided to give this a shot on a whim. The Nova story was actually quite interesting. I enjoyed it and the twist was cool. I just skimmed the Dracula story after the first page or two though, it couldn't hold my attention. Hope more comes of this Nova thoug more

Annihilation 2099 #1

By: Steve Orlando, Ibraim Roberson
Released: Jul 3, 2024

WHO IS THE LAST NOVA?!
A remote town on a remote world is devastated by the ravenous, unforgiving KNULL SET, a gang of raiders and thieves obsessed with offering all life up to the darkness. But that all changes when a stranger comes to town, a stranger from the stars who answers to his own code. THE LAST SURVIVOR OF XANDAR...the LAST NOVA. Wh...

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4.0

Uh, what...I had high hopes for this book just based on the title and what, at a glance, looked like cool art. But once I started reading it I realized it just didn't have the chops to meet its potential. The art is actually really messy and ugly. The story is messy and hard to follow. It just doesn't make a lot of sense and doesn't really go anywhere. I was going to drop it after issue 2, bu more

Bear Pirate Viking Queen #3

By: Sean Lewis, Jonathan Marks Barravecchia
Released: Jul 3, 2024

Mini-Series Finale. The end of the road. The incredible and form-defining miniseries comes to a close. As the Viking and Queen finally go to war, the Bear's true purpose emerges.

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Jawnyblaze reviewed The Boy Wonder #3 Jul 8, 2024
9.0

This has been a really good series so far. Interesting framing device with the fairytale storytelling, good writing, interesting art. Very fun, lightweight story that hasn't disappointed yet.

The Boy Wonder #3

By: Juni Ba
Released: Jul 3, 2024

The cunning Tim Drake has always been the smartest of Batman's sons...and the most comfortable matching wits with the most sinister geniuses on Earth. Damian Wayne doesn't like feeling outsmarted--to him, no smugly-written insult could ever be sharper than his sword--so when he's forced to infiltrate a super-villain gala alongside the sneaky Red Ro...

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Birds of Prey #11 Jul 8, 2024
5.0

The Good: the writing. The story is fun and the banter is amusing. No complaints about the writing.

The Bad: everything in front of my eyes except the words. I absolutely hate this art, the style, the colors, everything is just repulsive. It's obviously intentionally mimicking old 20s pulpy comics, even making the colors faded and drab to give the impression of being old, but that d more

Birds of Prey #11

By: Kelly Thompson, Javier Pina
Released: Jul 3, 2024

The Birds of Prey's personal failings threaten to turn an advantage into a disadvantage as their search for Barbara continues to be more fight for their lives than search for Oracle. Oh, and there are dinosaurs.

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Spider-Man: Reign: 2 #1 Jul 5, 2024
9.0

Loved this book. Reminds me of Dark Knight Returns crossed with 12 Monkeys. The art is spectacular, 10/10 and the writing is great too. I think I read the original but honestly don't remember for sure. This grabbed me from the start, though. Kaare Andrews is probably the most underrated artist today.

Spider-Man: Reign: 2 #1

By: Kaare Andrews
Released: Jul 3, 2024

BACK TO THE (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN'S) FUTURE!
Award-winning writer/artist Kaare Andrews returns to the world of SPIDER-MAN'S dystopian future in this sequel to the landmark, genre-defying SPIDER-MAN: REIGN! And who is the new BLACK CAT?! What tragedies and triumphs await this older, grizzled Peter Parker? Peter isn't the only one who aged... wait...

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Misery #1 Jun 24, 2024
7.5

A series centered around Cyan certainly has its appeal. The art was solid. The two main scenes, the fight with her dad and the attempted assault are both very overused plot devices and weren't great, but I'm definitely still interested in where this goes.

Misery #1

By: Todd McFarlane, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jun 19, 2024

Mini-Series Premiere. Cyan Fitzgerald is just a young woman trying to find her place in the world. As the daughter of Wanda Fitzgerald, the former wife of Al Simmons (aka Spawn), she has been endowed with incredible abilities-abilities that keep her cut off from those around her. Her journey into the darkness starts here.

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Jawnyblaze reviewed I Heart Skull Crusher #4 Jun 24, 2024
8.0

Another very good issue, good action, solid art that is appropriate for the story, just good overall story telling. The romance angle is a little cliche, but it works. Same goes for the "don't meet your heroes" trope that seems to be in play. It was a fun read.

I Heart Skull Crusher #4

By: Josie Campbell, Alessio Zonno
Released: Jun 19, 2024

The penultimate issue heats up in tandem with the continuing tournament! The finest teams of the Wasteland battle it out, but our heroes' unconventional team draws the distaste of the ruling class.

In a lead up to the finals featuring will-they-won't-they romantic tension, no one will be prepared for the upcoming battle and the identity of...

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Sensational She-Hulk #9 Jun 24, 2024
9.0

This book has been great from the start. Fun, not too heavy, just a nice slice-of-life story for the Marvel universe. The art is ok, but the writing really takes the cake. I too will be sad to see this end, but hopefully there will be another immediate follow-up book that will follow She-Hulk in her new adventures as an Avenger. Or better yet, keep it a slice-of-life book that just shows her d more

Sensational She-Hulk #9

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: Jun 19, 2024

The most explosive SHE-HULK story in HISTORY starts here! Something is brewing that is going to have effects felt beyond just SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK. You cannot afford to miss it!
Rated T+

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ShN777 reviewed Sensational She-Hulk #9 Jun 21, 2024
9.5

This has been a really great series and I'm sad to hear that it is ending with the next issue. Of course, maybe it will be back soon, like the previous series led immediately into this one. If so, I hope that Rainbow Rowell continues as writer and Genolet continues as the artist -they both do extraordinary work on this book and they should be recognized and rewarded for it. Rowell has turned all o more

Sensational She-Hulk #9

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: Jun 19, 2024

The most explosive SHE-HULK story in HISTORY starts here! Something is brewing that is going to have effects felt beyond just SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK. You cannot afford to miss it!
Rated T+

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Titans #12 Jun 21, 2024
9.5

I love this story and this issue was great as usual. The art was above average but nothing to write home about. What really has hooked me is Vanadia and her story. I REALLY hope the find a way to bring her back and give her a spot on the team. New team members are so rare, this would be a great opportunity to shake things up a bit. There's room for two orange ladies on the team!

Titans #12

By: Tom Taylor, Lucas Meyer
Released: Jun 19, 2024

HELL COMES FOR BLUDHAVEN! With the team on the ropes and Waller to blame, Nightwing and his allies must look within for the answers to their never-ending problems. Will Raven, the demon's daughter, lead them to salvation or to slaughter at the hands of her father, Trigon?

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Dracula: Blood Hunt #2 Jun 21, 2024
8.0

Enjoyable issue. Good writing and very good art. The whole pep talk by Daredevil was a little cheesy, but not in a distracting way. This issue should have been called Bloodline: Blood Hunt though, heh. The tie-ins for this event have been quite good overall and this is no exception.

Dracula: Blood Hunt #2

By: Danny Lore, Vincenzo Carratu
Released: Jun 19, 2024

In the deepest, darkest, unholiest night ever known to man or beast, DRACULA, Lord of Vampires, has come to BLOODLINE, daughter of Blade, demanding a sacrifice: a devil's bargain of the soul. A soul in peril? Seek a priest. A deal to escape? A lawyer. And a devil must be met face-to-face. Luckily for Bloodline, there's one man who fulfills all thre...

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Catwoman #66 Jun 21, 2024
7.0

Solid plot with the heist theme, writing was good enough. But for the love of all that is holy can they stop with the terrible Saturday morning cartoon style art??? The first half of the book was unbearably ugly, the second half was decent. That style of art has already caused me to drop Harley Quinn. I hope the same doesn't happen with Catwoman.

Catwoman #66

By: Tini Howard, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jun 19, 2024

NINE LIVES NEARS ITS LETHAL CONCLUSION! Catwoman has escaped everything from the Suicide Squad to the clutches of death itself, but along the way, she's made more than a few enemies--and their vengeance is rapidly approaching! Not even a tenth life could save Selina from what's coming, but could an old friend help this cat land on her feet?

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9.0

Really good issue chock full of mythology and spectacle. Maybe I'm just slow or missed stuff in the past, but this issue clarified the relationship of Khonshu and Bast and the rest of the pantheon of gods and made what's going on in Ultimate Black Panther a bit clearer to me. I knew they were the same kind of gods and everything, but specifying that Khonshu was the god of East Africa and it woul more

Black Panther: Blood Hunt #2

By: Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Farid Karami
Released: Jun 19, 2024

MYTHOLOGY, MONSTERS AND MANKIND CLASH!
T'Challa has been transformed into a vampire!
While on a mission as an agent (or perhaps double agent?) of the vampire leader, T'Challa is warned by Bast herself about the true nature of his enemy, the wrath of the Gods and the danger of bringing his bloodlust to Wakanda...
PLUS: T'Challa reignites...

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8.5

This book is definitely pushing the 90s Venom mini-series nostalgia hard. And that's a good thing! Slap the symbiote on a random c-list villain, conjure up a reason to clash with Venom, sprinkle in some guest heroes, draw it well and profit. Winning formula. And boy is this drawn well! The art is great, as well as the colors and everything. Great book all around.

Venom: Separation Anxiety #2

By: David Michelinie, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Jun 19, 2024

FRANTIC FIGHT AT FOUR FREEDOMS!
VENOM has a new enemy, the PURPLE MAN! And Zebediah Killgrave's reality-warping abilities have torn EDDIE BROCK'S life apart - LITERALLY! But how does Purple Man now also possesses the same wicked web-slinging powers as Venom?! And how can Venom possibly become whole once more? The FANTASTIC FOUR might have the k...

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Spider-Woman #8 Jun 20, 2024
8.0

Good issue, well written and well drawn. Thunderbolts-lite are interesting, if unoriginal. Not a whole lot to say about it really, I'll be sticking with this book. Would be cool if they up the scale a bit for the next issue. I love Spiderwoman (I'm a bigger fan of Jessica than Peter or Miles...), I'd love it if she got the A-list hero treatment she dabbled in back in the Disassembled days.

Spider-Woman #8

By: Steve Foxe, Ig Guara
Released: Jun 19, 2024

WHO ARE "THE ASSEMBLY"?
Spider-Woman finds San Francisco full of old foes, old friends and a new super-team that could still be either. After a fight with Angar the Screamer, the origin of another new New Champions character will be revealed!
Rated T+

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Invincible Iron Man #19 Jun 20, 2024
9.0

Loved this issue. War Machine takes the initiative to recruit some help, is kinda bitter at Tony for getting him locked in jail but not "hold a grudge" bitter. Sock him in the jaw and move past it heh. Bit of advice for Tony, anytime someone says "where do you want it?" you don't say the face, they'll always hit you where you say you don't want it... I love they're continuing the Tony-Emma rela more

Invincible Iron Man #19

By: Gerry Duggan, Andrea Di Vito
Released: Jun 19, 2024

WAR MACHINE VS. IRON MAN!
From Iron Man to War Machine to the Iron Patriot and back, James Rhodes has always been there for his best friend. Now Rhodey has endured months in one of America's most brutal prisons to protect Tony Stark. What happens when he's had ENOUGH?
Rated T+

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derbycomics reviewed Ultimate X-Men #4 Jun 14, 2024
9.5

If you’re reading this Peach Momoko series expecting a “traditional” X-Men comic, you’re in it for the wrong reasons. Ultimate X-Men is a wonderfully constructed coming-of-age story using teenage angst & adorable drawings to deal w/ some very adult topics.

I’ve been so impressed w/ how Peach keeps this slow-burn build up going w/o things feeling weighed down, & this issue was more

Ultimate X-Men #4

By: Peach Momoko
Released: Jun 12, 2024

NEW MUTANTS!
Hisako and Mei's classmate, Nico Minoru, has figured out that these two girls possess unusual abilities... But they're not the only ones! Hisako's world gets a whole lot bigger in ULTIMATE X-MEN #4!
Rated T+

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Aint No Grave #2 Jun 18, 2024
7.5

It was certainly not lacking in action, that's for sure. The writing was fine, the art was pretty good, the action was really good. Seemed like a montage in a movie where they show how someone traveled a long distance without taking a lot of time to do it. Wasn't the most entertaining issue, but it got from point A to point B.

Aint No Grave #2

By: Skottie Young, Jorge Corona
Released: Jun 12, 2024

Ryder seeks out Death in the city of Cypress, but quickly realizes that Death is on the hunt for her as well. She's a wanted woman and every bullet in this dark place is looking to put her in a grave.

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Jawnyblaze reviewed Crocodile Black #2 Jun 18, 2024
8.0

Yea, I had the same experience most are mentioning. Slight confusion, but it's engrossing regardless. Seems like it might be another one of those books that's better in trade form where you can get through the whole story at once, getting clarification immediately rather than having to wait.

Crocodile Black #2

By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Som
Released: Jun 12, 2024

Danny's ego and fascination with Leo climb sky-high as he takes a morbid interest in Leo's life, possessions, and living space-all while in the presence of Leo's still-rotting corpse.

But literally walking in Leo's shoes will inevitably lead to trouble, especially as a man he meets can't help but take a liking to Danny's violent tendencies...

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