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8.0

This was a fun one-shot. The writing and art complimented each other really well and it gives a threat to take care of, some great martial arts action and a decent intro to Shang-Chi. These sorts of stories are often fully disposable but this was actually a great little one shot.

The Legend of Shang-Chi #1

By: Alyssa Wong, Andie Tong
Released: Feb 3, 2021

Deadly Hands vs. Deadly Blades!
•  Someone has been stealing artifacts of WMD potential.
•  It's up to Shang-Chi to find this person and stop them.
•  But is he prepared to go toe-to-toe with Lady Deathstrike?!

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Toonstrack reviewed I Am Batman #1 Sep 14, 2021
9.5

If you like hard hitting action, neon lit gritty futurescapes, inner monologs with clear motivations, and gorgeous artwork to give life to it all, then there's very little not to like about this first issue.

Batman is dead. Missing for years. The uniforms tasked with keeping the peace have become a hunting party out for vigilantes. Gotham remains as crime ridden as ever. So Jace Fox more

I Am Batman #1

By: John Ridley, Olivier Coipel
Released: Sep 15, 2021

In the throes of Future State, the streets of Gotham City cry for justice and Jace Fox answers the call! With a new and improved Bat-Suit, Jace hits the streets to inspire and protect…as he follows the trail of the voice of misinformation and violence-the anarchistic Anti-Oracle! Can the new Dark Knight counterbalance their plan to inspire armed ...

the green death reviewed Batman #105 Sep 17, 2021
9.5

I’m reading these late because I digital sale wait, but damn did I love this ending. The art on the arc was the most inconsistent of Tynion’s run but the story was fantastic and it was emotionally resonant in a way Batman rarely is for me. I’m really sad he doesn’t have much time left on his Batman run as I think Tynion could have pulled off his five year plan and left us with one of my fa more

Batman #105

By: James Tynion IV, Christian Duce
Released: Dec 16, 2020

Batman battles Ghost-Maker in the no-holds-barred, bloody conclusion of this epic tale…winner take Gotham City! And the outcome is not what you’re expecting! The future of Gotham City and the fate of Clownhunter hang in the balance!

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cincyfan reviewed Batman #105 Jan 2, 2021
10

Man I didn’t expect that to happen but I absolutely love it! I can’t wait until the next issue! Tynion has done an absolutely fantastic job with the Batman book creating new interesting and important characters some of which will be major characters in Gotham from this point forward. He writes Batman almost perfectly and takes the time to develop and give depth and substance to both the storie more

Batman #105

By: James Tynion IV, Christian Duce
Released: Dec 16, 2020

Batman battles Ghost-Maker in the no-holds-barred, bloody conclusion of this epic tale…winner take Gotham City! And the outcome is not what you’re expecting! The future of Gotham City and the fate of Clownhunter hang in the balance!

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the green death reviewed Defenders #2 Sep 8, 2021
9.5

This reminds me of Ewing’s excellent and under-appreciated work on Ultimates, the scope is simply enormous and the action breathless. What gives this even extra spice is Rodriguez’s amazing, complex yet simple artwork. Been a big fan of his since Spider-Woman with Hopeless (another under-appreciated title) and I truly hope this series breaks him out as the A-list talent that he deserves to be more

Defenders #2

By: Al Ewing, Javier Rodriguez
Released: Sep 8, 2021

THE MOTHER OF GALACTUS?
The Defenders find themselves in the birthplace of Galactus - but the Devourer is not the man they remember. Meet Taaia, Omnimax and more as Al Ewing and Javier Rodr guez expand the cosmos - and put Doctor Strange's makeshift magical team in extreme jeopardy!

Rated T+

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Psycamorean reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
10

At its core, this issue is retconning away the worst of Sins Past and all the related storylines. That's great. I'm very glad about that. I really don't know what to expect from the final issue of this run. The two week wait will be hard, assuming the spoilers don't come out ahead of time. I'm kind of dreading explaining this issue to my friends when they read it and only get like half of it. So.. more

Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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Psycamorean - Sep 8, 2021

Well, Kindred does say "this final form" in reference to the different incarnations of Sarah and Gabriel, as in the body he's possessed in the moment, which is Sarah's.

Psycamorean - Sep 9, 2021

I actually think there are two Kindreds. Unless the stuff with Spider-Man is happening at a different time. If it's not, Kindred has possessed both Sarah and Gabriel.

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Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
7.5

This gets an automatic pass for retconning past sins. I enjoy the heavy attention to continuity. Not enough writers write as though they've not even read a Wikipedia article on the character (I'm referring to you Loeb and Bendis). I like Spencer is trying to weave everything together. The problem, and why I just can't rate it any higher, was that even for someone like myself, who has read all of t more

Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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allenquanobi - Sep 9, 2021

Completely agree, people seem to just love this because it is a retcon that everyone wanted. The writing here is so bad, and the journey to get here has been so tiresome

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9.0

I didn't think this day would ever come... SINS PAST IS OVER. GONE. ADIOS. Nick Spencer destroyed one of the most disgusting things ever written with ONE SINGLE ISSUE. Not only that, his retcon makes even more sense than that garbage original one (ok, not everything works but... yeah). The twins are now interesting characters without that shadow of Gwen's infidelity (Spencer even takes a shot at J more

Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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Rachit Mittal reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
10

This is confusing because so much to grasp. It was good that I made a chart for Spencer run because during last remain I understood that it is going to be confusing which it did. So making a chart helped me to enjoy the issue much better and not been confused while first time reading.

Sins Past gone. It's victory.
If he retcons OMD too, then he is going to hailed for writing Spidey more

Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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daspidaboy - Sep 8, 2021

The dark knight detective can u please give me the reddit link where everyone is complaining about this issue?

Ben Reilly - Sep 8, 2021

@daspidaboy just go on r/Marvel and r/comicbooks and look for the threads of this week's new comic releases and find ASM #73.

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Ben Reilly reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
10

Nick Spencer is BASED for retconning Sins Past in one single issue. Maybe these 90+ issues were worth it after all. I'm gonna catch up on the rest of this storyline and stick around for the finale. Congrats Spencer you gave me a reason to come back.

We smoking that Sins Past pack today, boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WQNPw46cyA

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Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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Ben Reilly - Sep 8, 2021

Even still, I'm glad this storyline was retconned to oblivion. It should've never happened in the first place or at the very least have been retconned in One More Day. This is a win in my book.

Jeff Plaza - Sep 8, 2021

Loved the review! I agree with all you said

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10

Wow. What an absolute thing of beauty! Talk about getting the gig to do the good doctor and running wild with it. Love what Al Ewing does with Strange's dialogue and Javier Rodriguez is climbing up the charts for me as of the best cartoonists to tackle Dr. Strange among the other gods like Kevin Nowlan, Michael Golden, Marshall Rogers, etc....He totally got the trippy Ditko visuals down and his ad more

Defenders #1

By: Al Ewing, Javier Rodriguez
Released: Aug 11, 2021

SUPERSTARS AL EWING & JAVIER RODR GUEZ REUNITE FOR A COSMOS-COLLIDING JOURNEY!
When existence itself faces extraordinary threats, it needs an extraordinary defense! That's when you call...THE DEFENDERS!
DOCTOR STRANGE and the MASKED RAIDER take a non-team of Marvel's weirdest, wildest heroes on a mission that will uncover the hidden archite...

the green death reviewed Checkmate #2 Jul 28, 2021
5.0

HO IS DAEMON is some pretty terrible from cover typography, like not at a professional level at all.

Checkmate #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Jul 28, 2021

The heroes network-the secret technology that connects the Batcave, the Hall of Justice, and Superman’s Fortress of Solitude-holds all the secrets of the DC Universe. The growing evil called Leviathan is trying to get it…and Checkmate are the only people standing in the way. All this and Leviathan versus Talia al Ghul in a fight to the finish, ...

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Ambaryerno reviewed X-Men #1 Jul 7, 2021
7.0

If Gerry Dugan wanted to write Logan, why didn't he just USE Logan?

I'm getting sick of writers turning Laura into just Logan with boobs. She hasn't had her own personality on a team book in YEARS. The only thing missing here was a few "Bubs" for good measure.

I miss stoic, laconic, deliberate, reserved, and introverted Laura. I don't know who this growly and snarling person more

X-Men #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jul 7, 2021

THESE X-MEN ARE... FEARLESS!   
The heroes of Krakoa are here to save the planet! Things might be complicated between the nation of Krakoa and the rest of the world, but to the X-MEN, things are simple - you do what's right, you protect those who need protecting and you save the world we all share. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire,...

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Hex - Jul 13, 2021

It might just be a Marvel thing. Clearly Duggan knows how to write well but I imagine the heads or editors said, "You have to have more representation in your book! Use that lady Wolverine, she'll sell."

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10

Wow. Just... Wow. That was amazing in a giant-size way.

I didn't have any expectations for this. But boy did this deliver.

Amazing Spider-Man: King's Ransom #1

By: Nick Spencer, Roge Antonia
Released: May 12, 2021

• Everything comes down to this!
•  Kingpin's quest that violates all natural law!
•  Tombstone and Robbie Robertson's years' old enmity!
•  Randy Robertson and Beetle's timeless love!
•  Boomerang's scheme!
•  Spider-Man's whole status quo!
...

10

Wow, there’s a lot of payoff here, numerous plot threads come satisfyingly to a close while another big one is set up. Gotta say that I thoroughly enjoyed this one more than I have any other new comic for a while. Well worth the time and money spent though it really isn’t a jumping on point so much as a ride for regular readers.

Amazing Spider-Man: King's Ransom #1

By: Nick Spencer, Roge Antonia
Released: May 12, 2021

• Everything comes down to this!
•  Kingpin's quest that violates all natural law!
•  Tombstone and Robbie Robertson's years' old enmity!
•  Randy Robertson and Beetle's timeless love!
•  Boomerang's scheme!
•  Spider-Man's whole status quo!
...

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the green death - May 12, 2021

Resolution to the Boomerang storyline that’s been going from the start, the conclusion of the tablet of life runaround that’s been going on for as long. Yeah, some resolution leads to future set-up but I felt all of that was great payoff and left me satisfied and yet eager for what’s next.

Jeff Plaza - May 12, 2021

I agree with Green death! Hes absolutely Right!

7.5

Decent story with pretty art, but overall the series is a little slow-moving for my tastes. I'll probably switch to trades after this first arc is over unless something blows me away in the next few issues.

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #4

By: Daniel Jose Older, Harvey Tolibao
Released: May 5, 2021

Zeen has followed the Jedi to the Starlight Beacon, where she learns what it means to be a padawan and begins her own training of her Force powers. Meanwhile, Krix tries to survive on a Nihil ship, fighting their way through a Republic blockade, as he wonders who the mysterious person who rescued him truly is.
  
Writer Daniel Jos&...

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8.0

A solid Boba Fett tale set during a very familiar period in Star Wars history. This first issue was easy to follow with a fun, simple premise with enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. McNiven's art is outstanding.

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha #1

By: Charles Soule, Steve McNiven
Released: May 5, 2021

THE STAR WARS COMIC EVENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
•  The notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has finally landed his greatest prize - HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite for easy transport.
•  Fett will bring the smuggler to TATOOINE to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo's head by the fearsome crime lord JABBA THE HUTT.
•  S...

9.0

Great fun, gives a nice resolution to some storyline’s while setting up for next weeks king-size conclusion to the overall arc. I’m really happy that this didn’t just feel like part 3 of 4, but felt like an exciting and satisfying story in and of itself, that’s something you don’t see quite often enough these days.

Amazing Spider-Man #65

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: May 5, 2021

• It is ALL OUT WAR!
•  All the super crime lords of the Marvel U are competing at the whims of Mayor Wilson Fisk!
•  Their task? Get the Tablets of Life & Destiny and Death & Entropy.
•  Also, KILL BOOMERANG!
•  Spider-Man, Randy and Robbie Robertson are caught i...

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the green death added The Next Batman: Second Son to their pull list Apr 28, 2021

The Next Batman: Second Son

Meet Tim “Jace” Fox, estranged son of billionaire Lucius Fox and man of mystery…what has the eldest son of one Gotham’s premiere families been up to for these ‘missing’ years and how does he find himself getting shot at in the jungles of Vietnam? Learn these answers and many more as the story of the SECOND SON begins!

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the green death dropped The Other History of the DC Universe (2020) from their pull list Apr 28, 2021

The Other History of the DC Universe (2020)

Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups...

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the green death dropped Batman (2016) from their pull list Apr 28, 2021

Batman (2016)

"I AM GOTHAM" chapter one
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN'T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

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the green death dropped Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon from their pull list Apr 28, 2021

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon

AN IRON FIST EPIC FROM LEGENDARY CREATOR LARRY HAMA!
Someone is killing the ancient dragons that power the HEAVENLY CITIES, and only IRON FIST and the DEADLY WEAPONS can stop them...if they can discover who they are in time! Zombie armies, mystical portals, dragon hearts, some of the Marvel Universe's deadliest fighters all converge in one acti...

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the green death dropped Batman: Urban Legends (2021) from their pull list Apr 28, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends (2021)

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes-and villains-who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:
• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with...

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fenixalasnegras reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #64 Apr 21, 2021
10

A nimble writing book, putting the pieces together for the next hit. On the one hand Kingpin forcing Kindred in a cruel way.

For another Robbie and Tombstone fighting again before Spider makes his entrance to stop the conflict.

I love the new Spider suit it's totally cool.
In the end he leaves us with an arch enemy of the spider is back.
Great story, abundant more

Amazing Spider-Man #64

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Apr 21, 2021

• Tombstone and Robbie are at each other's throats and much of Spider-Man's life is collateral damage.
•  Does this have anything to do with Mayor Kingpin's moves of late?
•  Short answer - yes.

Rated T+

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9.0

I love this title, Spencer gets the history of the characters so well and rides the themes well. Really solid art too, I wish this were weekly.

Amazing Spider-Man #63

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Apr 7, 2021

• We all the know the romantic story of R&J! Star-crossed lovers, deep-seeded family enmity, tragic ending...
•  Wait, who are Romeo and Juliet? We're talking about Randy and Janice! Yep, Peter Parker's roommate and The Beetle have been dating and that information finally gets out to their fathers...
• &nb...

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9.0

The Next Batman: Second Son #6

By: John Ridley, Tony Akins
Released: Mar 31, 2021

Luke Fox goes looking for the culprit that forced Tamara’s overdose and relapse the first time (from the pages of Batwing!)—Ratcatcher! But is prepared for Ratcatcher’s dangerous new “family”?

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the green death added The Other History of the DC Universe (2020) to their pull list Mar 30, 2021

The Other History of the DC Universe (2020)

Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups...

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the green death added The Trials Of Ultraman (2021) to their pull list Mar 22, 2021

The Trials Of Ultraman (2021)

Ultraman narrowly averted a catastrophe decades in the making. The world was saved - but, also, forever changed.
Now...come the consequences.
Much of the populace regard their defenders with suspicion. Enemies hide in plain sight, and even those closest to Shin Hayata don't necessarily have faith in the Giant of Light. But at last, a long-...

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the green death added Batman: Urban Legends (2021) to their pull list Mar 22, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends (2021)

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes-and villains-who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:
• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with...

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the green death added Amazing Spider-Man (2018) to their pull list Mar 22, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man (2018)

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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