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egon244 added Winter Soldier (2018) to their pull list Dec 9, 2018

Winter Soldier (2018)

Bucky Barnes believes in second chances.
Having escaped death, the loss of identity, and a life of murder, the man known as the Winter Soldier has worked hard to atone for his sins. But now...he's going to go one step further. What do you do when you've found redemption? You help others do the same.
From KYLE HIGGINS (Nightwing, Power Range...

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egon244 reviewed Winter Soldier #1 Dec 9, 2018
7.5

"I'm a big fan"

This was good. Interesting story, good dialogue and that ending... damn.
On the fence about the art though.

We'll see how it goes.

Winter Soldier #1

By: Kyle Higgins, Rod Reis
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Bucky Barnes believes in second chances.
Having escaped death, the loss of identity, and a life of murder, the man known as the Winter Soldier has worked hard to atone for his sins. But now...he's going to go one step further. What do you do when you've found redemption? You help others do the same.
From KYLE HIGGINS (Nightwing, Power Range...

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egon244 reviewed Captain America #5 Dec 9, 2018
7.0

Definitely took a while, but things are finally starting to be interesting.

Captain America #5

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Nov 14, 2018

"WINTER IN AMERICA" CONTINUES!
As the noose of betrayal tightens around the necks of Captain America and his closest allies, the Power Elite makes its move - in the person of the immortal Selene!
Rated T+

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7.5

"Knock, knock"

It looks like Al Ewing can even make puny Banner scary.

Good stuff.

The Best Defense: The Immortal Hulk #1

By: Al Ewing, Simone Di Meo
Released: Dec 5, 2018

"THE BEST DEFENSE" STARTS HERE!
•  Stephen Strange is dead. A charred skeleton in an abandoned barn on the edge of a deserted town.
•  Bruce Banner wants to know why. And he won't stop until he has the truth in his hands...
•  ...with or without THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed Immortal Hulk #10 Dec 9, 2018
8.0

"C'mere!"

Well damn, I did not see that ending coming. It also seems that Hulk/Banner likes to play some Mortal Kombat in his spare time.

Keep those issues coming Marvel.

Immortal Hulk #10

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Dec 5, 2018

• Gamma Flight was too late. Shadow Base is infiltrated. Crusher Creel is damned. And the One Below All walks upon Earth.
•  Now, in the place he was born, the Immortal Hulk is the last thing standing between the world of the living...
•  ...and the GREEN DOOR.
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed Nightwing #54 Dec 8, 2018
6.0

Nice enough story, but I'm not a fan of the inconsistent art. Part of it looks nice and slick and the rest is, well... not pretty.

Nightwing #54

By: Scott Lobdell, Chris Mooneyham
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The repercussions of the cataclysmic events of BATMAN #55 continue as a scarred Dick Grayson has given up his vigilante persona in favor a normal existence. A new job, new friends, new life-all are compromised when a safehouse full of old Nightwing gear falls into the wrong hands. Confronted with a past he's worked so desperately to escape, will Di...

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egon244 reviewed Green Arrow #47 Dec 6, 2018
7.0

"Take your clothes off"

Green Canary and Black Arrow save the day, Citizen gets what he deserves and the story arc comes to a close.
Is was a satisfying conclusion, not as good as the beginning, but good enough. It got a little preachy towards the end but didn't go overboard with it.
That Arrow-plane is a bit silly though.

Overall a good issue, worth a peek.

Green Arrow #47

By: Julie Benson, German Peralta
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Oliver Queen is in for the shock of his life-in the electric chair! The vigilante Citizen kidnaps Oliver and subjects him to the court of public opinion on a worldwide broadcast, and a guilty verdict means a death sentence. It's up to Black Canary and attorney Kate Spencer to rescue Ollie so he can expose Citizen's true identity and prove his own i...

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egon244 reviewed Justice League #13 Dec 6, 2018
7.0

"Joker only believes in Joker!"

After the Drowned Earth, we get a little breather, in the form of this nice little filler issue, to take a look at our favorite team of bad guys.

Things are not the best. As their ranks crumble we learn that you should never, under any circumstances, trust or make any deals with the Joker. He will stab you in the back and have a laugh. And if y more

Justice League #13

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Dec 5, 2018

It's on-the Totality will totally total the Multiverse! What could possibly go wrong when the Legion of Doom gets their hands on it? Plus, what is the connection between JUSTICE LEAGUE and the new BATMAN WHO LAUGHS miniseries from Scott Snyder and Jock?

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egon244 reviewed Batman #60 Dec 5, 2018
5.0

"Who are you?"

Well, Batman still acts like a d-bag, who traded imposing presence for childish tantrums and still beats criminals senselessly. But I think there is a far more important question to be asked here.

Why is Alfred FEEDING Penguin? WHY? That scene makes absolutely no sense whatsoever and is dumb. His hands are free, he can hold the plate himself. By the way, his h more

Batman #60

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Batman takes on a new partner, and it's...the Penguin? After rejecting Bane's crime-boss co-op, Cobblepot finds himself in the crosshairs of some very teed-off villains. The feathered felon turns to his old foe to snitch on Bane's scheme, but has to prove his intentions to avoid a Bat-beatdown. Along the way, this Gotham odd couple begins to bond-c...

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Synthozoid - Dec 6, 2018

dear gentle reader, unfortunately I disagree with your evaluation of Batman 60, but you can enjoy whatever you like

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Danny reviewed Doomsday Clock #8 Dec 4, 2018
10

This is a Superman issue through and through and by gosh does Geoff and Gary pull through. Take all the time guys. This is quality stuff. Inspiring.

Doomsday Clock #8

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The critical and commercial hit series by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continues following the shocking revelations of last issue. As the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's actions against the DC Universe are revealed, Ozymandias turns to the only being who can stop him: Superman.

egon244 added Shazam! (2018) to their pull list Dec 5, 2018

Shazam! (2018)

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a sho...

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egon244 reviewed Shazam! #1 Dec 5, 2018
8.0

"SHAZAM!"

Geoff Johns double feature today and in two completely different tones.
I don't know if the reason for this book's existence is the upcoming movie or an actual need to tell a story. Honestly, I don't care. It's just so good to see Billy again. And this time around he is bringing his family with him.

This comic book is really lighthearted, with lot's of heart a more

Shazam! #1

By: Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a sho...

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egon244 reviewed Doomsday Clock #8 Dec 5, 2018
9.0

"I'm not leaving you"

The intervals between the issues are so long that I sometimes happen to forget about this book's existence but it then reminds about itself with a bang. I don't remember reading a comic book like this one.

I don't remember a comic book that caused this much emotion in me like this one. When I saw what Firestorm did or didn't do, his subsequent tries to more

Doomsday Clock #8

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The critical and commercial hit series by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continues following the shocking revelations of last issue. As the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's actions against the DC Universe are revealed, Ozymandias turns to the only being who can stop him: Superman.

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egon244 reviewed Fantastic Four #4 Dec 2, 2018
6.5

"The all-new Fantastic Four!"

It's 4 issues in and I'm just mildly excited for this book.
Maybe now, that they're back on Earth things will start looking up. I hope they will.

Fantastic Four #4

By: Dan Slott, Stefano Caselli
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Meet the Marvel Universe's New Fabulous Foursome: THE FANTASTIX!
•  Wait. What?! Who are these imposters? Why are they in the Baxter Building?!
•  And how is it that they own the lease?!
•  A strange new turn in the Fantastic Four's legacy!
•  A secret side mission for the Thing!
•  All this and a special app...

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egon244 added Ironheart to their pull list Dec 2, 2018

Ironheart

THE FORMER STAR OF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HEADLINES HER OWN SOLO SERIES!
When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man's old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she'll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life...  CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning po...

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egon244 reviewed Ironheart #1 Dec 2, 2018
7.5

"Cosplay"

Riri's introduction into the comics wasn't the best. Some might even say: controversial. Taking the place of a longstanding, established superhero, immediately after creation; that couldn't sit well with people. And I don't know if she deserves a second series solely dedicated to her so quickly, but...

Putting all that baggage aside, this was a fun read. With really more

Ironheart #1

By: Eve Ewing, Kevin Libranda
Released: Nov 28, 2018

THE FORMER STAR OF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HEADLINES HER OWN SOLO SERIES!
When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man's old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she'll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life...  CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning po...

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egon244 reviewed Justice League: Odyssey #3 Dec 2, 2018
7.0

"Praise the Machine!"

So Stjepan's gone. That's a shame. The new artist is ok, but sometimes faces and some characters, especially Starfire, look a bit odd.

The story itself is interesting, it got much better than it was in the debut issue, and characters interactions and the dialogue are pretty good.

Justice League: Odyssey #3

By: Joshua Williamson, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Space may very well be the final frontier for the Odyssey team! It's bad enough when the very environment of space wants to kill you, but when Vril Dox shows up and attacks with an army of Brainiac robots, what chance does the Odyssey team have? Of course, Vril's just doing this to save the Coluan refugees aboard the ship, right? He wouldn't have s...

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egon244 reviewed Flash #59 Dec 1, 2018
7.5

" Me llamo Fuerza!"

The Force Quest is getting really interesting. Barry is thrown from place to place in his search for answers and his awesome girlfriend is accompanying him every step of the way.

But the search isn't easy and instead of answers, there is only more questions and mysteries. Who attacked Gorilla City? What King Solovar knew about the forces? Who exactly are more

Flash #59

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafa Sandoval
Released: Nov 28, 2018

"FORCE QUEST" part two! Next stop: Gorilla City! The Flash's next destination on his new training mission is the stomping grounds of his longtime foe Gorilla Grodd. But instead of a primate paradise, he finds the kingdom in ruins! Flash must use his CSI skills to uncover who destroyed Gorilla City, but the discovery of a brand-new villain means Bar...

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egon244 reviewed Titans #30 Dec 1, 2018
7.5

"You guys need some help?"

Much better than the previous issue, major improvement.

While the last one was rather "meh", here we have some action, lots and lots of heart, Donna's awesome rally speech and a surprise at the end (if you haven't seen any solicitations that is). All that served with a pretty good art.

Definitely issue worth a look.

Titans #30

By: Dan Abnett, Minkyu Jung
Released: Nov 28, 2018

"MAROONED" part two! Stranded on an alien world with no means of travel, Beast Boy finally succumbs to his more monstrous tendencies and could become the most dangerous thing on an already dangerous planet. The Titans are forced to square off against a savage and gargantuan Garfield! Will the Titans be able to maintain their fractured team in the f...

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egon244 reviewed The Terrifics #10 Dec 1, 2018
7.5

"I want to be a superhero!"

Who doesn't?

Since issue 7 the Terrifics were a bit disappointing. What was once fun and exciting started to feel by the numbers. Coincidently, right when Metamorpho lost his powers the book seemed to lose its spirit.

But all signs point that issue 10 is bringing that lost spirit back.
The action is more exciting, Plastic Man is fu more

The Terrifics #10

By: Jeff Lemire, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Is there a totally titanic termination in store for the Terrifics? Mr. Terrific and company team with the Tom Strong family in a final battle against Doc Dread, who's leveraging the power of a dark god to kill everyone in his path. With the fate of the Multiverse AND the Dark Multiverse hanging in the balance, it'll take a team-up of Terrific propo...

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egon244 reviewed Wonder Woman #59 Dec 1, 2018
7.5

"I only trust egglayers"

G. Willow Wilson proves that the last issue was no accident. She's making an interesting story here, one that I can't wait to see unfold. Art is still weird looking though, that's the only big negative that I can think off.

If I were to nitpick I would have a problem with how easily Ares talked Dina down after bombing the village, but she later reac more

Wonder Woman #59

By: G. Willow Wilson, Cary Nord
Released: Nov 28, 2018

"THE JUST WAR" part two! It's true, Ares has been reborn on Earth-but has he changed for the better? Of all the role models in the world, he seems to have chosen...Wonder Woman?! Diana and Steve Trevor better watch their backs, because Ares isn't the only creature of myth to find his way to Man's World...and he's not the only resurrected Olympian e...

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mynameisraj reviewed Heroes In Crisis #3 Nov 27, 2018
8.5

We see the pieces slowly coming together with what King wants to tell us with this story.

Lagoon Boy wanting to feel nothing when it comes to being blasted, Booster Gold's first day and poor Wally. We see Wally want nothing else but to be returned to his family and how it's affecting him.

I'm genuinely certain that reveal at the end is a red herring because we see the bodie more

Heroes In Crisis #3

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Tragedies deepen as more secrets behind the "superhero hospital" called Sanctuary are revealed! What compelled Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to create it in the first place? How was it built? And if the hospital truly is alive via A.I., who - or what - is the brain of "Sanctuary?" Another layer peeled back in the biggest mystery woven through t...

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myconius - Dec 3, 2018

I want to fly like a chicken 'Till I'm free

Synthozoid - Dec 3, 2018

Synthozoid - Dec 2, 2018 If Michael fails to acknowledge Synthozoid, Synthozoid no longer exists. Michael will do as Synthozoid asks. Acknowledge Synthozoid so that he may live. Michael controls Synthozoid. Synthozoid and Michael are one.

7.5

"Not on my watch"

Heroes win, villains are vanquished and the event ends. Was the conclusion satisfying? Yes, it was.
Scott Snyder neatly finishes this story, even tying it back to Metal.

Justice League pushes everything they have against the gods and Manta, but it's Aquaman who ultimately breaks through to them and sacrifices himself to save the planet. Taking Manta wit more

Aquaman: Drowned Earth Special #1

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: Nov 28, 2018

"DROWNED EARTH" finale! Aquaman faces the truth behind Atlantis' past and must find a way to reclaim the power of his birthright or watch the floodwaters drown everything he has ever loved! With the world at stake and the Justice League on their last sea legs in their battle against the Ocean Lords, Arthur makes the ultimate sacrifice to return bal...

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egon244 reviewed Action Comics #1005 Nov 28, 2018
8.0

"...and you owe satan your marriage or something"

Mr. Bendis, is it nice to poke fun at your former employer? I don't know, but that line made me laugh. And then I see a guy in a trenchcoat and a hat and think to myself; It would be cool if this was The Question. Then the guy beats some criminals, steps out of a shadow and... it is The Question. Never in my life have I read a comic abou more

Action Comics #1005

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Nov 28, 2018

The murderous mystery of the Red Cloud uncovered! Clark Kent draws closer to revealing a secret crime family that has operated for years in Metropolis, but the family's enforcer-the mysterious Red Cloud-proves she's a match for even the Man of Steel with an attack that leaves Superman breathless. Don't miss the last-page shocker as we reveal the tr...

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egon244 reviewed Heroes In Crisis #3 Nov 28, 2018
6.5

"Freeze"

This issue feels like one of those one-shots that were inducted into the whole thing making 9 parts series. What I mean by that is that the story itself doesn't progress very much. Aside from one little revelation it practically doesn't progress at all, but about that later.

Through the first couple pages, I had to check the cover to make sure it's Tom King because more

Heroes In Crisis #3

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Tragedies deepen as more secrets behind the "superhero hospital" called Sanctuary are revealed! What compelled Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to create it in the first place? How was it built? And if the hospital truly is alive via A.I., who - or what - is the brain of "Sanctuary?" Another layer peeled back in the biggest mystery woven through t...

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egon244 - Nov 28, 2018

With the beating itself, I don't have a problem. Wally seemed distracted with Roy's body and Harley sucker-punched him. Same with her "fight" with the Trinity. They clearly underestimated her, they didn't want to hurt her so she exploited that. At least that's how I interpreted that scene. And let's not forget her bad-ass sidekick. The poker playing penguin.

Darkseid24 - Nov 28, 2018

I do, since even so Flash was distracted he would react. As for the Trinity there was no reason for WW to not beat Harley. She could stop her, before Harley could even move. Outsmarting Batman alone isn’t believable just bad writing.

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Nihilist reviewed Heroes In Crisis #3 Nov 28, 2018
6.0

At this point I guess it's safe to say the entire event derailed pretty badly for DC, and after reading this issue, I can confidently say that Lagoon Boy perfectly captures who Tom King is as a writer. He loves repetition, he uses repetition time and time again whenever he has a chance, and while it's perfectly acceptable for a traumatized hero who can't let his pain go and relieves his most painf more

Heroes In Crisis #3

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Tragedies deepen as more secrets behind the "superhero hospital" called Sanctuary are revealed! What compelled Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to create it in the first place? How was it built? And if the hospital truly is alive via A.I., who - or what - is the brain of "Sanctuary?" Another layer peeled back in the biggest mystery woven through t...

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Nihilist - Nov 28, 2018

Well, maybe I hold it to a bit too high standard, which to me would be King's first 3 Batman arcs, all being super solid, emotional and tense. But even if my point may be skewed, I can't say I enjoy the entire event. So far it was a giant disappointment to me, and I really don't enjoy reading it. The concept is great, the execution, though...

JordanT4021 - Nov 28, 2018

Not to mention King’s obsession with ellipses. It’s.... extremely... frustrating. At times I can’t tell if the character is being dramatic or their out of breath. I agree too that the series has been mediocre so far. Especially since it was marketed as the best thing since sliced bread.

egon244 rated Blackbird #2 Nov 27, 2018
6.5

Blackbird #2

By: Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel
Released: Nov 7, 2018

The Great Beast has kidnapped Nina's sister and the only way to find her is to follow a trail of magic gems, hidden symbols, and a handsome stranger. Can he put Nina onto the trail of the mystic creature she's after?

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egon244 rated Blackbird #1 Nov 27, 2018
7.0

Blackbird #1

By: Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel
Released: Oct 3, 2018

An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL!

In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she's crazy. The bigger problem: sh...

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egon244 rated The Dead Hand #6 Nov 26, 2018
7.5

The Dead Hand #6

By: Kyle Higgins, Stephen Mooney
Released: Sep 5, 2018

END OF STORY ARC

"COLD WAR RELICS," Part Six
How will the world end?

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egon244 rated The Dead Hand #5 Nov 26, 2018
8.0

The Dead Hand #5

By: Kyle Higgins, Stephen Mooney
Released: Aug 8, 2018

"COLD WAR RELICS," Part Five
How was Roger created? How might he be stopped? All of Operation Dead Hand's secrets, revealed.

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