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tacobongo rated Plutona #3 Jan 18, 2016
10

Plutona #3

By: Emi Lenox, Emi Lenox
Released: Dec 2, 2015

After discovering the body of Plutona - the world's greatest superhero - in the woods, a shocking twist starts to tear the kids apart.

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tacobongo rated Plutona #2 Jan 18, 2016
10

Plutona #2

By: Jeff Lemire, Emi Lenox
Released: Oct 7, 2015

After discovering the body of PLUTONA, the world's greatest super hero, in the woods, five kids must decide what to do next, a decision that may tear their young lives apart.

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tacobongo reviewed Plutona #1 Jan 18, 2016
10

The characterization and "acting" in this is fantastic! Lemire and Lenox create a world that feels totally real and relatable, weaving together a coming-of-age story, a murder mystery, and nods to classic superhero comics. The art is gorgeous, an anime-style rendering with watercolors and washes which at once make the universe feel lived in and slightly magical. Highly recommended.

Plutona #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Emi Lenox
Released: Sep 2, 2015

A brand new heartfelt super-hero series by JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, Hawkeye) and amazing newcomer EMI LENOX! PLUTONA follows the story of five suburban kids who make a shocking discovery while exploring the woods one day after school...the body of Plutona, the world's greatest superhero. A dark and heartbreaking journey about friendship and coming o...

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tacobongo added Plutona to their pull list Jan 18, 2016

Plutona

A brand new heartfelt super-hero series by JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, Hawkeye) and amazing newcomer EMI LENOX! PLUTONA follows the story of five suburban kids who make a shocking discovery while exploring the woods one day after school...the body of Plutona, the world's greatest superhero. A dark and heartbreaking journey about friendship and coming o...

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tacobongo reviewed Ms. Marvel #19 Dec 27, 2015
10

This made me bawl like a baby in the best possible way. This is what comics are capable of.

Ms. Marvel #19

By: G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
Released: Oct 14, 2015

• She's beat down basic baddies, stopped super-villains and even conquered her evil ex-crush.
•  But now that Kamala Khan has finally found her stride as a hero, the planet's gotta go and collide with an alternate Earth...Typical.
•  When the world ends, where will Kamala spend her last days..?
Ra...

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tacobongo reviewed Rat Queens #13 Dec 27, 2015
7.0

It's unfortunate, but I really feel like Rat Queens has lost some of its magic. Part of the problem is that Tess Fowler's art just doesn't inspire the same sense of fantastical wonder as Upchurch or Šejić's did (or as her own art did in the Braga special). The story is interesting enough, but Fowler's art, which is much more conventional comics fare, is not well suited to the material. Also, und more

Rat Queens #13

By: Kurtis J. Wiebe, Tess Fowler
Released: Nov 18, 2015

"DEMONA," Part Three
The Rat Queens arrive at Mage University: the place where everything went wrong for Hannah not so long ago.

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8.0

I expected to hate this, but it surprised me. The first issue of DK3 is smart and well-paced, addressing important social issues such as police violence against African Americans and an overall culture of corruption and incompetence, and the art recalls Miller's best without simply aping his distinctive style. It's not perfect by any means, and the sidestory with the Atom was not interesting whats more

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

By: Frank Miller, Andy Kubert
Released: Nov 25, 2015

The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

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4.5

I picked up the first two issues of Dark Knight III: The Master Race on the recommendation of a friend who suggested that it was worthwhile, despite my understandable misgivings. The first issue in particular addresses social issues such as police violence, he told me. I was surprised, but I figured I'd check it out. The first issue wasn't perfect, but it had potential. I didn't care about any of more

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2

By: Frank Miller, Andy Kubert
Released: Dec 23, 2015

The unexpected finale to the Dark Knight saga continues as Carrie Kelly gets caughtthat is, she finds herselfshe gets intowell, youre just going to have to read it yourself.

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tacobongo added Dark Knight III: The Master Race to their pull list Dec 27, 2015

Dark Knight III: The Master Race

The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

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tacobongo liked this:
7.5

It's a decent book, but I don't feel compelled to buy the next issue.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

By: Frank Miller, Andy Kubert
Released: Nov 25, 2015

The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

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tacobongo added Rat Queens to their pull list Dec 27, 2015

Rat Queens

"GOLD, GUTS AND GROG," Part One
Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all gods' creatures for profit.

It's also a darkly comedic fantasy series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cl...

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tacobongo liked this:
6.5

The art's nice, but the writing is a mess.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

By: Frank Miller, Andy Kubert
Released: Nov 25, 2015

The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

tacobongo added Ms. Marvel (2014) to their pull list Dec 27, 2015

Ms. Marvel (2014)

The legend has returned!
Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary girl from Jersey City--until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she tak...

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jtefft reviewed Ms. Marvel #19 Oct 17, 2015
9.0

Great series from start to finish. I'm keeping Ms Marvel Vol2 high on my pull list because it is sure to satisfy every month. Fantastic creative team. I'm very pleased with this new addition to the marvel universe and excited to see her become more prevalent across many books.

Ms. Marvel #19

By: G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
Released: Oct 14, 2015

• She's beat down basic baddies, stopped super-villains and even conquered her evil ex-crush.
•  But now that Kamala Khan has finally found her stride as a hero, the planet's gotta go and collide with an alternate Earth...Typical.
•  When the world ends, where will Kamala spend her last days..?
Ra...

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RustonLF reviewed Ms. Marvel #19 Nov 11, 2015
9.0

I have really loved the direction this series has been taking and this issue was no exception for me. This of course is the final issue before the world 'ends' and the events of Secret Wars will begin. This issue does not have a whole lot of action, but instead focuses on Kamala's interaction with the important people in her life knowing the world will most likely end having been told so by Captai more

Ms. Marvel #19

By: G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
Released: Oct 14, 2015

• She's beat down basic baddies, stopped super-villains and even conquered her evil ex-crush.
•  But now that Kamala Khan has finally found her stride as a hero, the planet's gotta go and collide with an alternate Earth...Typical.
•  When the world ends, where will Kamala spend her last days..?
Ra...

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tacobongo rated Lumberjanes #17 Aug 30, 2015
9.0

Lumberjanes #17

By: Shannon Watters, Brooke A. Allen
Released: Aug 26, 2015

With the annual Lumberjanes festival on the horizon, Rosie challenges the camp counselors with a contest: whoever makes the best presentation gets to choose what the festival will be celebrating. Featuring guest artist Kat Leyh (Steven Universe).

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tacobongo reviewed Hellboy in Hell #7 Aug 30, 2015
10

Beautiful and understated.

Hellboy in Hell #7

By: Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola
Released: Aug 26, 2015

“The Hounds of Pluto” Part 1 of 2.

A sickness eats away at Hellboy. Though he’s dead, he risks losing himself and becoming one of the hollow phantoms that haunt Hell. A team of doctors promise a cure, but they need something from him first . . .

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tacobongo reviewed Wolf #2 Aug 30, 2015
7.5

I thought this one was a bit of a let down after the first--it just didn't have the same intensity. That said, sometimes you have to do some place setting, and Kot does that pretty well here. I'm definitely interested in what comes next.

Wolf #2

By: Ales Kot, Matt Taylor
Released: Aug 19, 2015

History comes alive. The investigation thickens.

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tacobongo rated Sex Criminals #11 Jul 30, 2015
9.5

Sex Criminals #11

By: Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky
Released: Jul 29, 2015

NEW STORY! NEW ARC! SAME OLD MATT AND CHIP. Jon and Suzie have a gift: when they have sex, they stop time. And they're not alone. Get on board the book that's been called "hilarious" and "arousing" - by Chip's mommy. OH! All these issues? They're all in a sealed bag because 1000 totally random blank covers have been "customized" by Matt and Chip. ...

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tacobongo added Sex Criminals to their pull list Jul 30, 2015

Sex Criminals

A SEX COMEDY FOR COMICS
Suzie's a normal girl with an extraordinary ability: when she has sex, she stops time. One night she meets John...  who has the same gift. And so they do what any other sex-having, time-stopping, couple would do: they rob banks. In the vein of THE 40-YEAR OLD VIRGIN and BRIDESMAIDS, Image Comics invites you to ...

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tacobongo reviewed Annihilator #6 Jul 29, 2015
3.0

I'm honestly not sure of the last time I hated something by a creative team that I like as much as I hated this. This book was pretentious, even for GMo, and far too on-the-nose with its commentary on the creative process. It reveled far too much in the genre conventions it was trying to parody--or at least I hope that it was trying to parody them, because otherwise there's no excuse for how over- more

Annihilator #6

By: Grant Morrison, Frazer Irving
Released: Jun 24, 2015

The final chapter of the epic Annihilator saga! Ray may be on the run with a creation of his own imagination, but the danger they face is all too real. Galactic fugitive Max Nomax brings the wrath of an almighty cosmic enforcer crashing down on them. All will be revealed as the darkest secrets of Nomax's past finally come to light. With deat...

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tacobongo dropped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from their pull list Jul 29, 2015
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tacobongo reviewed Saga #30 Jul 23, 2015
9.5

This last arc has been rough. Meandering, difficult to connect with, but in its last two issues it finally pulls everything together--and gives us the kind of action we've been so sorely missing. It ultimately feels like most of the events of this most recent arc are rendered pointless by the events of #30, but this issue itself was so strong that it was hard to linger on those thoughts. There's c more

Saga #30

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Jul 8, 2015

Sooner or later, everything dies.

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tacobongo rated Hellboy in Hell #6 Jul 23, 2015
10

Hellboy in Hell #6

By: Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola
Released: May 14, 2014

Hellboy revisits an old vampire acquaintance in the bowels of Hell.

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tacobongo rated Hellboy in Hell #5 Jul 23, 2015
10

Hellboy in Hell #5

By: Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola
Released: Dec 4, 2013

Hellboy helps a confused man who sold his soul for a magic whip-a story inspired by one of the stranger Grimm's fairy tales.

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tacobongo rated Hellboy in Hell #4 Jul 23, 2015
10

Hellboy in Hell #4

By: Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola
Released: Mar 6, 2013

After a bizarre family reunion, Hellboy can barely process the new information, and the things he's done, since arriving in Hell. But Mike Mignola has one more revelation before concluding this initial monthly run of the story we've been building to since 1994 . . .

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tacobongo rated Hellboy in Hell #3 Jul 23, 2015
10

Hellboy in Hell #3

By: Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola
Released: Feb 6, 2013

Hellboy meets more of his family members, and it’s not a fond reunion, as blood sprays through the air in Hell.

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tacobongo rated Hellboy in Hell #2 Jul 23, 2015
10

Hellboy in Hell #2

By: Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola
Released: Jan 2, 2013

In Pandemonium, the dead wait for Hellboy to claim his throne, but is he interested . . .?

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tacobongo rated Hellboy in Hell #1 Jul 23, 2015
10

Hellboy in Hell #1

By: Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola
Released: Dec 5, 2012

After saving the world in The Storm and The Fury, but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces, and a throne that awaits him.

Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy's ongoing story for the first time since Conqueror Worm. It's a story only Mignola could tell, as more of He...

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6.5

Mildly entertaining, but ultimately disappointing.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency #1

By: Chris Ryall, Tony Atkins
Released: May 20, 2015

An all-new comic series based on Douglas Adams' beloved holistic detective! Dirk arrives in San Diego to face a new country, new cases and new threats: reincarnation, for starters...!

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