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Batman: Black & White #1

By: Paul Dini, Max Fiumara
Released: Dec 9, 2020

The iconic anthology series returns with a brand-new slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers to explore the Batman mythos in stark black-and-white!
In this debut issue:
• James Tynion IV and Tradd Moore explore the world of Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins
• J.H. Williams III returns to DC C...

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8.0

Ice Cream Man #22

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Dec 23, 2020

"ADVENT CALENDAR"-Every day is a gift.
  
HOLLYWOOD NEWS! Universal Content Productions (UCP) is developing an ICE CREAM MAN adaptation for the short-form streaming platform Quibi. According to exclusive scoop from Deadline, it is set to debut in 2021.

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8.5

King-Size Conan #1

By: Richard Thomas, Steve McNiven
Released: Dec 23, 2020

BY CROM, YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A CELEBRATION LIKE THIS - MARKING 50 YEARS OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN IN COMICS!
Revelations, surprises and savage action prevail in the all-new KING-SIZE CONAN! In 1970, Roy Thomas brought CONAN THE BARBARIAN, a creation of author Robert E. Howard, to Marvel Comics. With art by the incomparable Barry Windsor-Smith, CONA...

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7.0

Action Comics #1028

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson wrap up their run on Action Comics with “House of Kent: Epilogue”! With the final fate of Metropolis’s underworld revealed at last, it’s time for each member of the House of Kent to face their unknown futures head on, including Lois, Conner, Jon, Kara, J...

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7.5

Blade Runner: 2029 #1

By: Michael Green, Andres Guinaldo
Released: Dec 16, 2020

The first comic to tell original, in-canon stories set in the Blade Runner universe
returns! It is 2029 and Blade Runner Ash continues to hunt the streets of the rain-
soaked dystopian world of Los Angeles for renegade Replicants, but this time she's
trying to protect as many as she can find.
Written by Academy award-nominated scree...

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6.5

Post Americana #1

By: Steve Skroce
Released: Dec 16, 2020

From MAESTROS creator, WE STAND ON GUARD co-creator, and The Matrix storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE with coloring by Eisner Award-winning DAVE STEWART.
The Cheyanne mountain installation, aka The BUBBLE, is the most sophisticated super bunker in the world. It was built to ensure the survival of America's executive branch of government and its mo...

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9.0

The Department of Truth #1

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Sep 30, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn't prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK assassination to flat Earth theory and reptilian shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of...

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9.5

The Department of Truth #2

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Oct 28, 2020

COLE TURNER has spent most of his life suppressing false memories of Satanic ritual abuse at his preschool. Now, he's the newest recruit of the Department of Truth...and he just found out those false memories might be truer than he thinks. JAMES TYNION IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy) continue their b...

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9.0

The Department of Truth #3

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Nov 25, 2020

Mary never knew what "false flag" or "crisis actor" meant, until her son was murdered in a mass shooting, and the threats and accusations began. But as her reality starts to bend around her, it's the job of the Department of Truth to keep these dark conspiracies from coming true...at any cost. JAMES TYNION IV (Batman) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Ea...

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Psycamorean reviewed The Department of Truth #3 Nov 26, 2020
9.5

The best issue yet. The art is amazing, and the story being told is really well done.

The Department of Truth #3

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Nov 25, 2020

Mary never knew what "false flag" or "crisis actor" meant, until her son was murdered in a mass shooting, and the threats and accusations began. But as her reality starts to bend around her, it's the job of the Department of Truth to keep these dark conspiracies from coming true...at any cost. JAMES TYNION IV (Batman) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Ea...

5.5

Not bad, but not great either. Ridley writes in prose, which does not take advantage of the comic book medium; the story wouldn't be any different without the images.

The story itself come off as tedious and lacks payoff. Pierce spends most of the book tackling systemic issues by punching "thugs" and tossing bootstraps. He individualizes pretty much everything, including things like the more

The Other History of the DC Universe #1

By: John Ridley, Alex Dos Diaz
Released: Nov 25, 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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Exposition History of the DC Universe ft. black characters

Couldn't read all of it and that is a sign of a bad comic.

Black Lightning is portrayed in way where he's a condescending asshole to superheroes and lacks empathy. The writer Ridley tried to be political but the racial discrimination was too on the nose and lacked a certain nuance that would have made this compelling.

The Other History of the DC Universe #1

By: John Ridley, Alex Dos Diaz
Released: Nov 25, 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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Toonstrack - Nov 25, 2020

You really, really need to finish and reevaluate this book. Its main character is supposed to be flawed and unlikable in parts. Thats part of the point of this.

10

Perfect. So much Heart in a marvel book... enjoyed every page and just kept thinking: man, why are there not more comics like this from the big two. I’m shocked how low the resonance was for this issue. For me a 10/10

Marvels Snapshot: Avengers #1

By: Barbara Randall Kesel, Staz Johnson
Released: Nov 18, 2020

The Marvel Snapshot tour through Marvel history takes a romantic - and destructive - turn during the Michelinie/Byrne/Pérez Avengers era! Take one rookie cop, add one new-to-the-city emergency medical technician, and make their meet-cute a devastating battle between the Avengers and a giant, rampaging robot! What comes next? Only Barbara Randall K...

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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.

Empyre: 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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Psycamorean 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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