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Dagstar reviewed Superman: American Alien #2 Dec 17, 2015
7.5

Very different and unexpected tone than the first issue, but it was still pretty good.

Superman: American Alien #2

By: Max Landis, Tommy Lee Edwards
Released: Dec 16, 2015

After Smallville experiences its first violent crime in years, teenager Clark Kent is pressured by his best friend Pete Ross to take matters into his own hands in the second issue of SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN!Renowned artist Tommy Lee Edwards (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD) illustrates this unflinching look at the boy behind the Man of Steel.

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Dagstar reviewed Batman: Europa #2 Dec 17, 2015
8.5

The exchanges between Batman and The Joker make this book. The story is good also as is the art (especially the use of color).

Batman: Europa #2

By: Brian Azzarello, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Dec 16, 2015

Forced to work with his greatest foe, The Joker, Batman reaches Prague just as the virus hes been infected with starts to affect him. While the Czech version of Mardi Gras is in full swing, Batman and The Joker search for the mysterious Trojan Horse, a man who knows the secrets of the Colossus virus...but theyll find more than they bargained for!Th...

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Dagstar rated The Mighty Thor #2 Dec 17, 2015
8.5

The Mighty Thor #2

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Dec 16, 2015

• The return of Loki!
•  But for Thor, will he be friend or foe?
Rated T+

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Dagstar reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 Dec 17, 2015
7.5

Not bad, just nothing to write home about.The art, especially on Spider-Man, was very nice.

Amazing Spider-Man #1.1

By: Jorge Molina, Simone Bianchi
Released: Dec 16, 2015

The dead are walking in Harlem and Spider-Man's going to do something about it. But when the trail leads straight to THE SANTERIANS, Spidey's finds out he bit off more than he can chew. Television's AGENT CARTER writer JOSE MOLINA and superstar artist SIMONE BIANCHI bring the heroes hidden since DAREDEVIL: FATHER back into the spotlight!

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Dagstar reviewed Secret Wars #8 Dec 10, 2015
8.5

With everything going on it's pretty chaotic, but manages to not be a big mess. I'm eagerly awaiting the final showdown.

Secret Wars #8

By: Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic
Released: Dec 9, 2015

GENESIS!
Chartbusting creators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic march toward the end of their grand saga as the final battle against God Doom rages on! Battleworld teeters on the brink. The Shield has fallen. Armies march on Doomstadt. As Battleworld gives way to a new Marvel Universe...no one will come out the other side unscathed, if they come...

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Dagstar rated Amazing Spider-Man #4 Dec 10, 2015
8.0

Amazing Spider-Man #4

By: Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Dec 9, 2015

• Not only has Spider-Man gone global - so have his enemies!
•  Someone in Africa is masquerading as a member of the GOBLIN family!
•  Where there's goblins, there's Spidey, and it's up to everyone's favorite wall-crawler to get to the bottom of what's going on!
Rated T

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9.0

Great so far, makes me wish Williams was drawing the ongoing TMNT series...

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

By: James Tynion IV, Freddie Williams
Released: Dec 9, 2015

DC Comics and IDW team up for the crossover you never saw coming as two of the greatest entertainment icons meet for the first time! In Gotham City, a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he's up against a group of highly trained ninjas known as the Foot Clan! Somehow, they've crossed over to another dimension and are determined to take a...

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Dagstar rated Daredevil #1 Dec 5, 2015
8.5

Daredevil #1

By: Charles Soule, Ron Garney
Released: Dec 2, 2015

Back in black and on his home turf, Daredevil begins again in New York City as a new enemy emerges. Meanwhile his alter ego, Matt Murdock, is on a new side of the law in the District Attorney's office. Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light, it's a whole new chapter for our man without fear-including the arrival of the dev...

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Dagstar reviewed Doctor Strange #3 Dec 4, 2015
9.5

I don't know what had my attention more in this issue: the art or the writing. Both were excellent and work so well together. I like where this story is (probably) going.

Doctor Strange #3

By: Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo
Released: Dec 2, 2015

• Dr. Strange wakes up, nearly naked with none of his magical tools or spellbooks and no memory of how he got there.
•  Nor does he know where all the monsters chasing him came from.
Rated T+

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9.0

Great ending. My only little quibble is it feels like this could easily have been a 5 or more issue mini series considering the changes they mention having happened between #'s 3 and 4.

Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare #4

By: Tyler James, Alex Cormack
Released: Dec 2, 2015

Swanstown belongs to the Oxymoron now, but the nightmare isn't over yet. A relentless Mary Clark sacrifices everything to bring the contradiction-obsessed killer down, in a final confrontation that will leave you breathless. Features a variant cover by Iain Laurie (And Then Emily Was Gone).

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Dagstar rated Star Wars: Darth Vader #13 Nov 26, 2015
8.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #13

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Nov 25, 2015

• The first crossover of Star Wars's new Marvel age continues here!
•  Vader vs. All the Rebels...it's not a fair fight!
Rated T

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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!

Dagstar reviewed Justice League of America #5 Nov 25, 2015
8.5

If anything, this issue makes me want to check out the Martian Manhunter series (mission accomplished DC).

Justice League of America #5

By: Matt Kindt, Philip Tan
Released: Nov 25, 2015

With the League utterly defeated by Rao, only the failsafes devised by Batman can possibly save them now!

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7.5

Not horrible, but not great either.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #52

By: Tom Waltz, Ken Garing
Released: Nov 25, 2015

A new faction within the Foot colludes against Splinter and the Turtles as they struggle to deal with new threats to New York City. And where's Michelangelo?

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Dagstar rated The Mighty Thor #1 Nov 20, 2015
9.0

The Mighty Thor #1

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Nov 18, 2015

When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.

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Dagstar reviewed Star Wars: Vader Down #1 Nov 20, 2015
9.5

Wow, great start to this miniseries. The full page artwork is flat out gorgeous (as well as the rest).

Star Wars: Vader Down #1

By: Jason Aaron, Mike Deodato
Released: Nov 18, 2015

When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the Rebel Fleet on his own, the rebels will learn the true strength of the Dark Side of the Force! Once Vader crashes on a nearby planet, the Rebellion is willing to risk everything for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to take out one of their biggest enemies! Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Ha...

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Dagstar reviewed Star Wars #12 Nov 20, 2015
8.5

This series (and the Darth Vader series) has been a consistent stream of great writing and art.

Star Wars #12

By: Jason Aaron, Stuart Immonen
Released: Nov 18, 2015

• Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon!
•  Plus: Lightsabers! Loads of Lightsabers!
•  And finally: the truth about Sana Solo!
Rated T

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Dagstar reviewed Extraordinary X-Men #2 Nov 20, 2015
9.0

I'm glad to see they're sticking with established X-Men for the team and not throwaways I had no interest in caring about like in recent series. Great writing and art!

Extraordinary X-Men #2

By: Jeff Lemire, Humberto Ramos
Released: Nov 18, 2015

The fate of mutantkind is decided here! Staring down the threat of extinction once more, veteran X-Man Storm pulls together the team she'll need to ensure her race's survival. Together, these EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN will struggle with the familiar burden of being hated and feared, while facing threats the likes of which they've never seen. Here's hopin...

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Dagstar rated Thors #4 Nov 13, 2015
8.0

Thors #4

By: Jason Aaron, Chris Sprouse
Released: Nov 11, 2015

• The shocking conclusion.
•  The murderer revealed.
•  The last stand of the Thors!
Rated T+

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Dagstar rated Star Wars: Darth Vader #12 Nov 13, 2015
8.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #12

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Nov 11, 2015

• Vader's machinations have him painted into a corner...
•  ...but no one puts Vader in a corner.
•  The hit series' second arc concludes here!
Rated T

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Dagstar reviewed Secret Wars #7 Nov 13, 2015
8.0

The action really picked up in this issue.

Secret Wars #7

By: Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic
Released: Nov 11, 2015

THE GREATEST SACRIFICE!
Rated T+

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Dagstar rated Southern Bastards #12 Nov 13, 2015
8.5

Southern Bastards #12

By: Jason Latour, Chris Brunner
Released: Nov 11, 2015

Special issue written & drawn by Bastard Prime JASON LATOUR!

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Dagstar reviewed Superman: American Alien #1 Nov 13, 2015
9.0

Fun issue!

Superman: American Alien #1

By: Max Landis, Nick Dragotta
Released: Nov 11, 2015

Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, a 7-issue miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually...

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9.0

Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare #3

By: Tyler James, Alex Cormack
Released: Nov 11, 2015

Clark and Deanie pick up the pieces after the Oxymoron's latest machinations leave the Swanstown Police Department in shambles. But when the contradiction-obsessed killer forces Mary to relive her worst nightmare, will it push her past the breaking point?

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Dagstar added Amazing Spider-Man (2015) to their pull list Nov 13, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man (2015)

Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his "bodyguard" Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole ...

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Dagstar added Captain America: White to their pull list Nov 13, 2015

Captain America: White

THE SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM OF SPIDER-MAN: BLUE, HULK: GRAY, AND DAREDEVIL: YELLOW BRING THEIR MAGIC TO AMERICA'S #1 HERO
•  From his re-awakening in the present day to his days on the battlefield during World War II, follow CAPTAIN AMERICA as he recalls a special mission during THE BIG ONE!
•  It's 1941 and th...

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Dagstar added Justice League of America (2015) to their pull list Nov 13, 2015

Justice League of America (2015)

It's massive widescreen JUSTICE LEAGUE action and adventure from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch! In this extra-sized debut issue, the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking in their ranks...something with ties to ancient Krypton!

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Dagstar added Star Wars (2014) to their pull list Nov 13, 2015

Star Wars (2014)

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and ...

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Dagstar added Civil War (2015) to their pull list Nov 13, 2015

Civil War (2015)

The Civil War never ended. Welcome to the Warzone, where six years of non-stop battle between the forces of the Blue and the Iron have split the nation down its center, utterly transforming it. In a world of new alliances and strange enemies, President Tony Stark and General Steve Rogers meet to make one last attempt at peace.

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Dagstar added Secret Wars to their pull list Nov 13, 2015

Secret Wars

• THE FINAL INCURSION IS HAPPENING!
•  THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS COLLIDING WITH THE ULTIMATE
UNIVERSE!
•  AND NEITHER WILL SURVIVE!

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