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Batman/The Maxx #1

By: Sam Keith, Sam Kieth
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics' strangest and most bizarre hero... THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!

A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and ...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman/The Maxx #1 Oct 6, 2018
4.5

I've never read a Maxx issue, so I thought this would be a good opportunity. I think I can safely say that it's not my thing. Most of the issue is literally Batman and the Maxx standing around discussing creatures that live in this Outback reality. I'm sure some of the imagery and symbolism will pay off, but I can't imagine it will be enough to make up for the lack of narrative.

Batman/The Maxx #1

By: Sam Keith, Sam Kieth
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics' strangest and most bizarre hero... THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!

A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and ...

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Br'er Lapin - Oct 7, 2018

This issue doesn't properly represent the quality of The Maxx at all. It only wastes time referencing creatures and introducing the outback as a concept to Batman fans.

Gizmo - Oct 7, 2018

Good to know, I'll have to check out some back issues some time. Sam Kieth's art is pretty cool indeed.

Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Nightwing #50 Oct 14, 2018
8.5

The decision to wipe Nightwing's memory doesn't please everyone, which is understandable. But from a storytelling perspective the new psychological handicaps have a lot of great potential. I'm on board.

Nightwing #50

By: Ben Percy, Chris Mooneyham
Released: Oct 3, 2018

"Knight Terrors" begins here! The big issue #50 kicks off an epic four-part story that brings together critical moments of fear and doubt from the past and the present. A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy u...

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Hawkman #5 Oct 14, 2018
9.0

It just keeps up the fun factor. Love it.

Hawkman #5

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: Oct 10, 2018

The time-and-space-tossed Hawkman arrives at his latest destination, the sub-atomic world known as the Microverse. Luckily, he meets an old friend there-his longtime Justice League partner the Atom. Ray Palmer learns that the past lives of Carter Hall leave clues for the Winged Wonder to follow. Too bad the next clue leads them to a thinking planet...

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6.5

The weakest issue in a long run of great issues: It just didn't have a story.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #27

By: Scott Lobdell, Pete Woods
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Everything changed for the Red Hood last issue. This time around, everything changes for Jason Todd! Devoid of partners and exiled from Gotham City, Jason gets a fateful message from the last person he expected to see again. The news he learns leaves him with no choice but to don the Red Hood mask once more and double down on his two-fisted crimefi...

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Immortal Hulk #7 Oct 12, 2018
10

Fuck, YES. This, after the rather lackluster No 6, was surprisingly intense with a hand full of "Whoa!"-moments and the craziest ending I have ever witnessed in a Hulk book. A++

Immortal Hulk #7

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 10, 2018

• They're the reason he died. They're the reason he came back. Now THE AVENGERS have to bring him in.
•  But how far will even Earth's Mightiest Heroes go to cage... the IMMORTAL HULK?
Rated T+

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5.5

It's warming up the Superior Foes thing (which was very cool back in the day), but not it's just lukewarm. Like the retelling of an old joke: not as funny anymore. Art was really bad, too. One issue in I'm already out again. Waiting for the next writer (or Zdarsky's comeback).

Amazing Spider-Man #7

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Oct 10, 2018

• Boomerang is, no joke, the worst roommate ever.
•  Not only does he prove the phrase "three's a crowd" but also, he somehow talks Spider-Man into going to the Bar With No Name...
•  ...putting Spidey in the crosshairs of dozens of super villains!
Rated T

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10

Yup, as good as everyone says it is. This and Amazing 801 were the best Spidey issues in a long time.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310

By: Chip Zdarsky
Released: Sep 26, 2018

• A very special issue of SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN written AND drawn by CHIP ZDARSKY!
•  When filmmakers set out to document Spider-Man's impact on New York City, they couldn't have
predicted what was going to happen to them next.
Rated T

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6.5

The first misstep for this otherwise great series.

Doctor Strange #6

By: Mark Waid, Javier Pina
Released: Oct 3, 2018

• Doctor Strange returns home to find...DOCTOR STRANGE?!
•  Something bizarre happened since Stephen took off into the cosmos - and it doesn't bode well for him.
Rated T+

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5.0

The Weatherman #4

By: Jody LeHeup, Nathan Fox
Released: Sep 12, 2018

Every human left alive wants a piece of Nathan Bright-but there's only so much of him to go around. Enter the Pearl, a crime lord in the business of making revenge as sweet a possible... and death last forever.

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ohhaimark reviewed Immortal Hulk #6 Sep 21, 2018
4.0

THE GOOD:

-The art was very good. Garbett does a good job of continuing the series' tone, while still being new to the series.

-There are still some very cool effects here, there are a lot of original moments involved.

THE BAD:

-This wasn't necessarily a bad issue, it just wasn't a good Hulk issue. The previous issues have been so good, and while this on more

Immortal Hulk #6

By: Al Ewing, Lee Garbett
Released: Sep 19, 2018

"THE GREEN DOOR" STARTS HERE!
•  Bruce Banner is alive - and everyone knows it. Now he's hunted by the government, Alpha Flight, the mysterious Shadow Base...and the Avengers. And someone's going to find him first.
•  But Bruce has bigger problems. Something terrible has infected him. Something with unspeakable...

Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Immortal Hulk #6 Sep 29, 2018
5.0

talk, talk, talk

Immortal Hulk #6

By: Al Ewing, Lee Garbett
Released: Sep 19, 2018

"THE GREEN DOOR" STARTS HERE!
•  Bruce Banner is alive - and everyone knows it. Now he's hunted by the government, Alpha Flight, the mysterious Shadow Base...and the Avengers. And someone's going to find him first.
•  But Bruce has bigger problems. Something terrible has infected him. Something with unspeakable...

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9.0

Bendis run gets better with every issue!

Action Comics #1003

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Yanick Paquette
Released: Sep 26, 2018

How well does Clark Kent know his own city? Are the threats targeting Metropolis new or something older and more dangerous than they seem?
With mobsters being killed off and the Daily Planet staff hunting for answers, it's up to Superman to discover what lurks in the underside of the city he thought he knew so well. Who is the Red Mist, and wh...

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Ice Cream Man #7 Sep 27, 2018
10

Perfection.

Ice Cream Man #7

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Sep 19, 2018

"MY LITTLE POLTERGEIST"
Another sullen, sequential short! Here, a little girl's best friend comes back from the dead. Or does she? It's hard to say, ghosts being an unreliable sort.

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7.0

Heroes In Crisis #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 26, 2018

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

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7.5

Captain America Annual #1

By: Tini Howard, Chris Sprouse
Released: Sep 19, 2018

• During an advance scouting mission in World War II, Captain America and Bucky come across an old farmhouse where a group of concentration camp escapees are fending off recapture.
•  If they can hold the line, the Allies will come to the rescue. But it's going to be a long night...
•  Rising star Ti...

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6.5

Art by Garry Brown was cool. Plotidea was neat, but the dialogue a bit forced/stiff. They're doing the "Let's call each other Cat and Spider"-thing that drove me nuts in Batman #50? Is this a virus?!?!

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Garry Brown
Released: Sep 19, 2018

TIES THAT BIND!
Years ago, Spider-Man came back from an alien world with a fantastic new costume - one he eventually learned was a living alien symbiote looking to bond with him permanently!  But before he rejected the costume that went on to become VENOM, many a night the symbiote would creep onto Peter, and unbeknownst to its host, ...

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Walt's Comics & Books rated Hawkman #4 Sep 12, 2018
8.5

Hawkman #4

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: Sep 12, 2018

It's Hawkman vs. Hall in the brawl for all of Thanagar! Having just teleported across the galaxy, Earthman Carter Hall squares off against Thanagarian space cop Katar Hol in an all-Hawkman slugfest. Katar provides the next piece of the puzzle in Carter's quest to unlock the secrets of his own past-an alien artifact that immediately zooms him back t...

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9.5

LOVED IT.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #26

By: Scott Lobdell, Pete Woods
Released: Sep 12, 2018

Jason Todd's about to take this vigilante game to a whole new level. His partners, Bizarro and Artemis? Gone! His mentor, Batman? Out! His base of operations, Gotham City? Abandoned. Cast out and alone, Red Hood embarks on a bold, brutal new mission, with a new costume, new weapons and a new plan to punish evildoers across the DCU. Plus, Pete Woods...

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5.5

Cemetery Beach #1

By: Warren Ellis, Jason Howard
Released: Sep 12, 2018

From the creators of the acclaimed TREES graphic novels, which are currently being adapted for television, comes something completely different. A professional pathfinder, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-wor...

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dannymalt reviewed Punisher #1 Aug 27, 2018
8.0

PROS
• Intense action
• Mandarin killed
• Baron Zemo should be a good villain

CONS
• Okay art, faces hard to make out sometimes

See my review video of August 22, 2018 comic books, for my full review on this book, as well as others from the week.

Link here ==> https://youtu.be/CvFFOdDXfuo

Punisher #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Aug 22, 2018

YOU CAN TAKE THE PUNISHER OUT OF THE WAR MACHINE...
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he's hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way...

Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Punisher #1 Sep 12, 2018
6.0

Sub-par art, overloaded plot, weird story rhythm (could be coming from the art), the Punisher as a guest star in his ow book and in general not a good entry point for newcomers, so: meh.

Punisher #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Aug 22, 2018

YOU CAN TAKE THE PUNISHER OUT OF THE WAR MACHINE...
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he's hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way...

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Come Into Me #3 Sep 12, 2018
9.0

Wow, what a furious showdown! Can't wait for the finale next month.

Come Into Me #3

By: Zac Thompson, Piotr Kowalski
Released: Sep 5, 2018

When someone else controls your body, where do you go? The flesh can only handle so much before it begins to break.

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5.0

Ehm... what did I just read? Krakoa's a super-interesting concept. Reviving Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandoes could have been exciting. But neither is showing in this comic. Missed opportunity.

Journey Into Mystery: The Birth Of Krakoa #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Djibril Morissette-Phan
Released: Sep 12, 2018

As World War II draws to a close, Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos face a mission unlike any other they've ever tackled... and a menace that will haunt them forever!
Rated T+

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7.0

Extermination #1

By: Ed Brisson, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 15, 2018

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Write...

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Border Town #1 Sep 9, 2018
5.5

Great art. Not so great "non-story".

Border Town #1

By: Eric M Esquivel, Ramon Villalobos
Released: Sep 5, 2018

Don't miss the start of this all-new ongoing Vertigo series by writer Eric M. Esquivel (Gregory Graves, Ricanstruction) and artist Ramon Villalobos (Nighthawk, America).
When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore, the residents of Devil's Fork, AZ, blame the ensuing weirdness-the shared nightmar...

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10

Fucking perfection!!!!

Ice Cream Man #3

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Mar 21, 2018

"GOOD OL' FASHIONED VANILLA"
In which a washed-up musician finds a sci-fi fantasy world of living lyrics in his basement. Can he write the song that'll save Harmony City? Or has his milkshake already run dry?

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9.0

Ice Cream Man #2

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Feb 21, 2018

"RAINBOW SPRINKLES"
The second installment of this syrupy series of singular stories! Here, the lives of two very different kinds of opioid abusers intersect. But at whose behest? (I think you know the answer....)

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8.5

Ice Cream Man #1

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Jan 17, 2018

    Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy...there's a flavor for everyone's misery.
ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate "one-shot" tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own ...

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9.0

Doctor Strange #4

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Aug 15, 2018

• Doctor Strange's interplanetary power trip continues!
•  But now there's a secret between him and his alien companion - can she fight by his side if she can't trust him?
•  Can a former member of the Illuminati trust himself with an INFINITY STONE in his possession?
Rated T+

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