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Briton reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #12 Jan 20, 2021
2.0

Another failed LSH reboot. Lets get back to the real LSH, without the millstone of Bendis.

Legion of Super-Heroes #12

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Jan 20, 2021

The battle for New Krypton is on! This powerhouse issue features the Legion confronting the greatest challenge of any era! With New Krypton on the verge of destruction at the hands of one of Jon Kent’s deadliest foes, the young hero may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save his friends, his family, and his heritage-but it could lead to the ...

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Briton reviewed Gideon Falls #27 Jan 18, 2021
8.5

I didn't really understand the ending, but this was a great series. Farewell to Gideon Falls.

Gideon Falls #27

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Dec 23, 2020

    SERIES FINALE

"THE END"-The mind-bending conclusion to the Eisner Award-winning series by New York Times bestselling writer JEFF LEMIRE and artist ANDREA SORRENTINO (the creative team behind Green Arrow and Old Man Logan), with the talents of Eisner Award-winning colorist DAVE STEWART!

An oversized (80 page...

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Briton reviewed Ice Cream Man #22 Jan 16, 2021
9.0

I thought something terrible would happen at the end, but I suppose it was Christmas after all.

This is one of the best series running at the moment.

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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Briton reviewed The Union #2 Jan 15, 2021
2.0

So having lost all the arguments and all the elections over the last five years, what does the hardcore 'remainer' do? He persists with his inability to accept democracy and clumsily writes a comic. Pathetic.

The artwork isn't bad though.

The Union #2

By: Paul Grist, Andrea Di Vito
Released: Jan 13, 2021

• The Union must battle for their lives (and each other) as the Empyre Invasion crescendos!  
•  Thrust unto the global stage, will they be able to prove themselves as a team or will they crumble as the world watches?
•  Plus, a devastating blow to the fledgling team rocks them to their very...

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Merlyn - Jan 16, 2021

Thing is, Marvel could have avoided to release this book. Initially it was planned to be a Empyre tie-in, they chose to skip it from that event but I guess they just could not let go so they made it a King in Black tie-in. I wish UK all the best, I admire the fact that you chose to assert your sovereignty.

Briton - Jan 16, 2021

Thanks. The people fought the media, the political establishment, the church and the celebrity class. Somehow we got our way, but we'll have to watch the politicians now...

5.0

The past was a better time, but you cannot go back.

Chris Claremont Anniversary Special #1

By: Chris Claremont, Brett Booth
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Celebrate Chris Claremont's enormous impact on your favorite Marvel comics of the past five decades with an all-new story! Dani Moonstar is drafted for a mission across time and space for an incredible psychic showdown against the Shadow King-joining forces with characters created and defined by the pen of Chris Claremont!
Rated T+

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Briton reviewed Monstress: Talk-Stories #2 Jan 15, 2021
9.0

Really excellent.

Monstress: Talk-Stories #2

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Dec 30, 2020

Once again bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes January 2021), Part Two of MONSTRESS: TALK-STORIES follows Maika as she opens up to Kippa and recounts an important day from her childhood in Thyria.  

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Psycamorean reviewed The Union #2 Jan 14, 2021
6.5

This is fine, I wish it were better. It would be way better if the writer was okay with a conservative lie like Brexit, that upheaved the economy, took Britain down several pegs on the world stage and cut them off from the rest of the much-better European nations. I wonder why anyone would dislike the direction of their country after such a big-brained maneuver.

The Union #2

By: Paul Grist, Andrea Di Vito
Released: Jan 13, 2021

• The Union must battle for their lives (and each other) as the Empyre Invasion crescendos!  
•  Thrust unto the global stage, will they be able to prove themselves as a team or will they crumble as the world watches?
•  Plus, a devastating blow to the fledgling team rocks them to their very...

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Briton - Jan 15, 2021

I do agree with you re China. The west should be standing together over the rise of China, and not just economically. However the EU was not the vehicle for this. Britain can still cooperate with the EU if they can get over their sulk. But we are supposed to be reviewing comics so I'll leave it there.

Psycamorean - Jan 16, 2021

At least you were able to say something instead of just back pedaling, Briton.

Briton reviewed Red Mother #12 Jan 15, 2021
7.0

I drifted back into this after dropping the title some months ago. The story never really 'kicked on' as it should have done, and the series was ultimately disappointing. The artwork however was excellent throughout.

Red Mother #12

By: Jeremy Haun, Danny Luckert
Released: Jan 13, 2021

* Daisy vs The Red Mother for the last time.
* But is this a battle that Daisy can truly win?
* Series Finale.

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Merlyn reviewed The Union #2 Jan 13, 2021
1.0

You can tell that the writer is just a sad remainer who can't get over Brexit and has come to hate his own country with passion, the title for the book is uninspired to say the least.

The Union #2

By: Paul Grist, Andrea Di Vito
Released: Jan 13, 2021

• The Union must battle for their lives (and each other) as the Empyre Invasion crescendos!  
•  Thrust unto the global stage, will they be able to prove themselves as a team or will they crumble as the world watches?
•  Plus, a devastating blow to the fledgling team rocks them to their very...

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Merlyn - Jan 13, 2021

Cry more.

Briton - Jan 15, 2021

Brexit is glorious.

Briton reviewed Villainous #3 Jan 10, 2021
7.0

Ho hum. This could be the most predictable of all comics.

Villainous #3

By: Stonie Williams, Jeferson Sadzinski
Released: Dec 23, 2020

With a British Ambassador's life on the line, the Shadow Order make their move to try and save his life before the Coalition of Heroes get to him and then blame his death on the Shadow Order.

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Danny reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #7 Jan 5, 2021
4.0

Did Scott Snyder, the writer of the COURT OF OWLS storyline, just kill DC comics? I don't see anything good coming out of this event, man. The guy's career at DC began with a bang and ended with a whimper. You can slap the word 'hope' on each page and insert a thousand heroes but that doesn't make it a good comic book. Especially if the consequences are flat which this event has in droves... Also, more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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Briton reviewed Vampirella: The Dark Powers #1 Dec 21, 2020
6.0

Not sure about this. And it's a shame to see Vampi well covered up - typical for the new puritan era we find ourselves in.

Vampirella: The Dark Powers #1

By: Dan Abnett, Paul Davidson
Released: Dec 9, 2020

THE COSMIC SAGA BEGINS HERE!

Welcome to THE PROJECT, an interdimensional collective of superheroes, tasked with recruiting members from across infinite worlds. And their newest recruit is...VAMPIRELLA!?

Superstar writer DAN ABNETT and artist PAUL DAVIDSON bring you the first chapter in an epic tale that will affect thousands of pl...

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Briton rated Superman #27 Dec 18, 2020
1.5

Superman #27

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis
Released: Nov 11, 2020

A cosmic-level threat has come to Metropolis! Synmar has traveled across the galaxy to unleash hell on Superman-and our hero must learn that this creature is so alien that he will have to reinvent how he’s going to fight! To that end, Superman goes to the source to learn where this new nemesis came from, only to find himself in a corner of the ga...

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Briton rated Superman #28 Dec 18, 2020
1.5

Superman #28

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis
Released: Dec 16, 2020

It’s the Man of Steel’s last stand in this final Superman tale by the superstar team of Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado! Superman comes face to face with an alien race that he desperately wants to help before it is too late. As the cosmically powered race known as the Synmar aim their deadly power at the Man of Steel’s adopted ...

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Briton reviewed The Union #1 Dec 4, 2020
4.0

A very average comic. Grist may be British, but he isn't a very good writer. The artwork was quite good though. I'll give it one more issue.

The Union #1

By: Paul Grist, Andrea Di Vito
Released: Dec 2, 2020

The grand unveiling of The Union! A team of super heroes gathered from all over the United Kingdom, featuring Union Jack, Snakes, Kelpie, Choir, and their fearless leader, Brittania! But when disaster strikes on their first public debut, in the form of the invasion of Empyre, the fledgling team is immediately pushed to their limits! Don't miss out ...

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Briton reviewed Gideon Falls #26 Nov 30, 2020
8.5

I'll be sorry to see the last of this series.

Gideon Falls #26

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Oct 21, 2020

END OF STORY ARC

"WICKED WORLDS," Part Five
ARC FINALE! As the Gideon Falls multiverse is beset by even greater peril, Molly and Fred meet a familiar face with a malevolent new expression.

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Briton reviewed Villainous #2 Nov 30, 2020
7.5

A fairly entertaining tale plods along its utterly predictable path.

Villainous #2

By: Stonie Williams, Jeferson Sadzinski
Released: Nov 11, 2020

Tilly learns more about her former idols as well as her new teammates in the Shadow Order. Meanwhile, we learn more about what the Coalition of Heroes is after and their reason for plotting against a world Ambassador.

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Briton rated Ice Cream Man #21 Nov 30, 2020
8.0

Ice Cream Man #21

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Nov 18, 2020

"THE BIG SWEET"-A candy-coated detective yarn with a sour center-told in a style that can best be described as "the French word for black," or "how I like my eggs."

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Briton rated Hawkman #29 Nov 30, 2020
8.5

Hawkman #29

By: Robert Venditti, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Nov 11, 2020

He’s lived and died and lived again. But now, with just one life left to live and the reincarnation cycle at its end, will Hawkman sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves from the cursed blade of Hath-Set? Learn the fate of Hawkman and Hawkwoman in a tale that will take you to the edge of time and space!

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Briton rated Monstress: Talk-Stories #1 Nov 30, 2020
8.5

Monstress: Talk-Stories #1

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Nov 25, 2020

Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood.

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Briton reviewed Red Hood and the Outlaws #51 Nov 28, 2020
2.0

Generic black gangster stuff. I'm out.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #51

By: Shawn Martinbrough, Tony Akins
Released: Nov 25, 2020

A new era begins for the Red Hood! With his Outlaw days behind him, Jason Todd returns home to Gotham City. While he plots what’s next for Red Hood, he tracks down a childhood friend now living in the Hill. As Gotham City reels from the effects of “The Joker War,” Jason finds himself caught in the crossfire between vigilante protectors of the...

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Briton reviewed Action Comics #1027 Nov 28, 2020
1.5

Hopeless. Absolutely hopeless.

Action Comics #1027

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Nov 25, 2020

Is Superman on the ropes? An epic battle rages across the skies of Metropolis! The House of Kent, Superman, Superboy, Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Brainiac 5, and Young Justice’s Conner Kent all unite to face an enemy from another dimension unleashed by the Invisible Mafia! This kind of power can lay waste to an entire family of super...

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Briton reviewed Villainous #1 Nov 16, 2020
8.0

Not exactly original, but good for all that.

Villainous #1

By: Stonie Williams, Jeferson Sadzinski
Released: Oct 14, 2020

Tilly, one of the newest super-powered people to join the Coalition of Heroes, is doing her best to navigate the dizzying world of superheroes. Working with her idols should be a dream come true, but when she learns the truth, Tilly's dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Now, Tilly has to make a choice - Get in line and stand with her heroes, or take...

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Briton reviewed Frank at Home on the Farm #1 Nov 16, 2020
7.0

Ho hum

Frank at Home on the Farm #1

By: Jordan Thomas, Clark Bint
Released: Nov 18, 2020

Frank returns from the trenches of World War I expecting to be greeted by his loving family on their farm. What he finds instead is a dark mystery, his family missing, and only the animals there waiting for him. This sets in motion a terrifying and horrific turn of events as Frank begins his desperate search for his missing kin in a tale that is eq...

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8.0

This series is possibly beginning to run out of steam?

Something is Killing the Children #11

By: James Tynion IV, Werther Dell'edera
Released: Oct 21, 2020

Erica's gambit to save Archer's Peak has failed. Now, the town is under the full control of the Order of St. George. And if the spread of the monsters can't be contained, then the Order might move to eradicate the entire area...

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7.5

Decent enough, but weighed down by Archie's lack of commitment to their horror comics, long abandoned and unfinished.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Madam Satan #1

By: Eliot Rahal, Julius Ohta
Released: Oct 21, 2020

From the world of the hit series CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA comes MADAM SATAN. The Queen of Hell has had enough playing second fiddle to the Devil himself and is ready to take matters into her own hands! Will Madam Satan prove herself to be the most powerful being of the Underworld? Find out in this terrifying one-shot tale!

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Briton reviewed Young Justice #20 Nov 8, 2020
2.0

I read this on a whim - I should have spotted who the writer was. Bendis.

Young Justice #20

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Godlewski
Released: Nov 4, 2020

For the first time in months, the entire Young Justice team comes together to face a threat bigger than anything they’ve faced before. Just as the team has come to grips with their fractured legacy, someone from Young Justice’s past has come back to murder them! Guest-starring the Wonder Twins, Dial H for Hero, and Naomi-plus some other Wonder ...

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Briton reviewed Action Comics #1026 Oct 31, 2020
2.0

This really must be one of the worst runs of Superman ever.

Action Comics #1026

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Oct 28, 2020

This issue, it’s the Superman family versus everybody! In this blistering conclusion to the epic “House of Kent” saga, huge choices are made to defend the great city of Metropolis. Plus, amid all the chaos, the new owner of the Daily Planet is revealed-and it’s...Jimmy Olsen?! Guest-starring Jonathan Kent, Conner Kent, Supergirl, and the Le...

Briton reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #10 Oct 30, 2020
1.5

Unbelievably awful.

Legion of Super-Heroes #10

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Oct 28, 2020

A grudge that has endured 1,000 years! The unstoppable behemoth Rogol Zaar has survived the millennium to haunt Jonathan Kent where he least expected it! It’s a menace so terrible the Legion of Super-Heroes may not survive. Was this the challenge Brainiac 5 predicted? Is the Legion up to the task? Plus, who is dating whom in the 31st century? Ano...

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Briton reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #9 Oct 27, 2020
2.0

I doubt this series can get much worse.

Legion of Super-Heroes #9

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Arthur Adams
Released: Sep 30, 2020

Continuing a very special two-part comics storytelling event! The United Planets have found the Legion of Super-Heroes guilty of crimes against the galaxy, and it’s up to our young heroes to prove their innocence! Featuring an all-star cast of artists, this issue will feature a surprise 1,000 years in the making! Long live the Legion!

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