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8.0

Marvels Snapshot: Captain America #1

By: Mark Russell, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Jun 24, 2020

Acclaimed writer Mark Russell (Second Coming, Wonder Twins) and superstar artist Steve Rude take us to Kirbytown for a literally explosive story of the madness-inducing Madbomb and its aftermath, as the MARVELS SNAPSHOT tour through Marvel history continues. A gifted South Bronx teenager sees his neighborhood destroyed in the initial Madbomb attack...

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9.0

Marvels Snapshot: Fantastic Four #1

By: Kurt Busiek, Benjamin Dewey
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Our tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people!  This time, writers Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer (Beasts of Burden, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Superman: The Animated Series) and artist Benjamin Dewey (The Autumnlands, Beasts of Burden) tell the...

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3.0

is this some kind of adaptation or branded stuff? utterly forgettable and joyless. was expecting more from rahal.

Bleed Them Dry #1

By: Hiroshi Koizumi, Dike Ruan
Released: Jun 24, 2020

The year is 3333. Earth is in a state of recovery. Vampires are real, and though far less populous, they thrive alongside humans in the Japanese-engineered mega-city known as Asylum. People have come to understand that some Immortals are good, some are bad, and most navigate the world without incident. There is peace. That is...until now. Someone i...

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9.0

Excellent!

Swamp Thing: New Roots #1

By: Mark Russell, Marco Santucci
Released: Apr 22, 2020

The Sunderland Corporation has a new plan to trap and exploit Swamp Thing. With enemies surrounding him, who can Swamp Thing trust?

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7.0

No One's Rose #1

By: Emily Horn, Alberto Jimenez-Alburquerque
Released: Mar 25, 2020

"Centuries after the fall of the Anthropocene, the last vestiges of human civilization are housed in a massive domed city powered by renewable energy, known as The Green Zone. Inside lives teenager Tenn Gavrilo, a brilliant bio-engineer who could rebuild the planet. But there's one problem: her resentful brother Seren is eager to dismantle the prec...

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8.0

10 for the art, 6 for the story.

Road To Empyre: The Kree/Skrull War #1

By: Robbie Thompson, Mattia de Iulis
Released: Mar 25, 2020

EMPYRE IS COMING!
The build-up to Marvel's massive event series of the spring begins here-but in actuality, it began a millennia ago, with a challenge on the moon! In the wake of INCOMING, everything has changed for the Kree and the Skrulls. And out in the cold on Earth, the Warner family (MEET THE SKRULLS) need to work out what has happened an...

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8.5

Art and colors were PHENOMENAL here, Hotz brings a nice Wrightson horror flavor and a perfect sense of composition, perspective and love for details.

Justice League Dark #20

By: James Tynion IV, Kyle Hotz
Released: Feb 26, 2020

The Floronic Man's unintended rise to power has thrown The Parliaments of Life into chaos. Even though the villain lies deep in the cells of the Hall of Justice, life itself is being warped by his reach! With Swamp Thing gone, the Justice League Dark must join forces with some of the most powerful avatars, like Animal Man, to help set things right....

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Justice League Dark #20 Feb 26, 2020
9.0

Prelude:
Time for the handover between Tynion and Ram V. Let's see how this goes.

The Good:
Animal Man is always good.

I enjoyed Hotz's art.

The horror vibe is cool

I really like how this plays off of Tynion's run.

The Bad:
Weirdly enough, I feel like something's missing.

Conclusion:
It's a great issue, don't get more

Justice League Dark #20

By: James Tynion IV, Kyle Hotz
Released: Feb 26, 2020

The Floronic Man's unintended rise to power has thrown The Parliaments of Life into chaos. Even though the villain lies deep in the cells of the Hall of Justice, life itself is being warped by his reach! With Swamp Thing gone, the Justice League Dark must join forces with some of the most powerful avatars, like Animal Man, to help set things right....

8.0

Wow, the release couldn't have been timed better. A bit eerie.

The Resistance #1

By: J. Michael Straczynski, Mike Deodato
Released: Mar 18, 2020

J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5 and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One, returns to comics teaming with Mike Deodato Jr., the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Savage Avengers #10 Feb 16, 2020
9.0

I really enjoyed this issue a lot. This title is really unconventional with how it doesn't have a set team and, really, no set characters. I really like it.

Also, woo, this is my 4000th review. I've wasted my life.

Savage Avengers #10

By: Gerry Duggan, Patrick Zircher
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Strange, Dr. Doom and Conan the Barbarian set out to kill Kulan Gath before he grows stronger! The team-up you never knew you couldn't live without concludes. We hope you'll be okay.
Parental Advisory

10

Wow. What a masterpiece.

Ice Cream Man #18

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Feb 26, 2020

"WATCH AS IT ALL RECEDES"-The lights that line the hallway of your mind will blink off one by one.

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egon244 reviewed Action Comics #1017 Dec 8, 2019
5.0

"Superman is here"

Jeez, this issue was all over the place. Why can't we get a tied, focused story in the Superman books anymore?

Mr. Bendis, you were doing quite well when you first took over. What the hell happened?

Action Comics #1017

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Nov 27, 2019

"Invisible War" part one! It's one of the biggest creator reunions in years as writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist John Romita Jr. join forces for the first time since their blockbuster turns on Avengers and Avengers Vs. X-Men. In this issue, it's all-out war on the streets of Metropolis-and at the end of this epic there will be a huge change to...

7.0

A bit pointless, though pretty (but a little stiff for my taste).

Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey And Emma Frost #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Russell Dauterman
Released: Feb 26, 2020

The first of five essential X-tales specially designed to showcase some of Marvel's best artists! First up, Russell Dauterman, superstar artist of THOR and WAR OF THE REALMS! When Storm is in danger, it's going to take two of the most powerful telepaths on Earth working together to make things right. Jean Grey and Emma Frost, together again for the...

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed X-Men #7 Mar 3, 2020
9.5

Imagine 5-6 more writers of Hickmans caliber working in the medium, on mainstream books. We’d have the glorious rebirth of comic culture in no time...

X-Men #7

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Feb 26, 2020

MUTANTS ARE FOREVER!
The Resurrection Protocols have changed everything for Mutantkind. NO MORE can humans' hate and fear take their lives from them. But... what ELSE has it changed?
Rated T+

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TheHyruleElf reviewed X-Men #7 Feb 27, 2020
9.0

Kurt and Scott's conversation about the implications of resurrection, what that means for their souls, what that means for heaven and so on was just....just amazing. This series just astounds me at how amazing it is, asking tough questions, but really making you think. It reminds me of Hickman's FF when Reed was considering what lengths he would be willing to take to solve everything, and how the more

X-Men #7

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Feb 26, 2020

MUTANTS ARE FOREVER!
The Resurrection Protocols have changed everything for Mutantkind. NO MORE can humans' hate and fear take their lives from them. But... what ELSE has it changed?
Rated T+

Alloy Press reviewed X-Men #7 Feb 26, 2020
10

Wow...Philosophy, Religion, Ethics, Badass Art. This is an expensive grade of X Men that will not be forgotten.

X-Men #7

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Feb 26, 2020

MUTANTS ARE FOREVER!
The Resurrection Protocols have changed everything for Mutantkind. NO MORE can humans' hate and fear take their lives from them. But... what ELSE has it changed?
Rated T+

Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Canopus #1 Mar 1, 2020
9.5

Wow! What a pitch-perfect first issue. I'm not only deeply impressed by the level of storytelling and the fantastic page layouts, but also eagerly awaiting no. 2!

Canopus #1

By: Dave Chisholm
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Helen wakes up marooned on a lifeless alien planet 300 light years from Earth with no memories beyond a hazy sense of extinction-level urgency to return to Earth. Joined by Arther, her strange robot companion, she explores the planet to find materials necessary to repair her ship. However, circumstances are not as straightforward as they seem. Alon...

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Tartarus #1 Feb 29, 2020
5.0

So many pages on hand, yet so little story told. Hate to diss a debut, but this one's the perfect example, why Image books are lacking for a long time: they don't utilize no (story) editors.

Tartarus #1

By: Johnnie Christmas, Jack Cole
Released: Feb 12, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! A new adventure series with all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley! Promising young cadet Tilde is framed for crimes against the empire after discovering her mother was the ruthless warlord of the deadly colony Tartarus, a vital player in the galactic war. Now, Tilde's only way home may be to reclaim her mother's da...

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DDJamesB reviewed Ice Cream Man #14 Aug 29, 2019
9.0

This might be my favorite one. This one hit all the spots.

Ice Cream Man #14

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Aug 28, 2019

"DOWN AND ACROSS": Solve this crossword puzzle and you just might save a man's life.

9.5

Ice Cream Man #14

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Aug 28, 2019

"DOWN AND ACROSS": Solve this crossword puzzle and you just might save a man's life.

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Walt's Comics & Books added Criminal (2019) to their pull list Feb 15, 2020

Criminal (2019)

SERIES PREMIERE! THE RETURN OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED CRIME COMIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY! Hot off their bestselling series KILL OR BE KILLED and their original graphic novel MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, crime comic masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS finally return to their most-demanded title-as a new MONTHLY SERIES!

In this double-size...

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Walt's Comics & Books rated Criminal #10 Feb 15, 2020
9.5

Criminal #10

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Nov 27, 2019

The CRIMINAL epic moves toward its brutal climax, as Private Detective Dan Farraday reenters the scene... while Teeg prepares for the biggest heist of his career. And as always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

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Walt's Comics & Books added X-Men (2019) to their pull list Feb 15, 2020

X-Men (2019)

DAWN OF X!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility... and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
Rated T+  

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed X-Men #4 Feb 15, 2020
10

Well, THIS is how you do a political comic. Bravo!

X-Men #4

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jan 1, 2020

The Krakoan leaders attend and economic forum to show the humans what real power looks like
Rated T+

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7.0

The Visitor #1

By: Paul Levitz, Mj Kim
Released: Dec 18, 2019

Unstoppable. Untraceable. Unkillable. This is how he changes the world...
Who is the Visitor? Why are the leaders of the world terrified of him? And will they live long enough to find out?

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6.5

Wellington #1

By: Aaron Mahnke, Piotr Kowalski
Released: Dec 18, 2019

From Aaron Mahnke, the creator of the Lore podcast, comes an amazing new supernatural thriller that shines a light on the mysteries and monsters lurking in the shadows. Meet the Duke of Wellington-one of England's most decorated military heroes and, unknown to most, her most daring monster hunter. The secret history of the Iron Duke begins here!

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8.5

The Dollhouse Family #3

By: Mike Carey, Peter Gross
Released: Jan 8, 2020

Childhood ends. Children grow up. And young Alice is now a mother herself, raising her daughter alone in 1990s London. But the Dollhouse has never forgotten the promise that she made. The Dollhouse knows where she's gone. And so does Jenny, the ghost of the girl who died in her orphanage...

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Walt's Comics & Books added The Dollhouse Family to their pull list Jan 18, 2020

The Dollhouse Family

On Alice's sixth birthday, her dying great-aunt sent her the birthday gift she didn't know she always wanted: a big, beautiful 19th-century dollhouse, complete with a family of antique dolls. In no time at all, the dollhouse isn't just Alice's favorite toy...it's her whole world. And soon, young Alice learns she can enter the house to visit a new g...

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10

Can’t believe how incredibly good this is.

The Dollhouse Family #2

By: Mike Carey, Peter Gross
Released: Dec 11, 2019

One time, just one time, Alice did what the Dollhouse asked of her...and it turned her life upside down forever. But that wasn't enough for the House. There's another piece of the bargain that she's reneging on and until she gives it what it wants, the House can make matters even worse...for Alice, or anyone unlucky enough to come near her!

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Walt's Comics & Books added Thor (2020) to their pull list Jan 17, 2020

Thor (2020)

A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm w...

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