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Briton reviewed Wonder Woman #78 Sep 14, 2019
3.0

Feeble. DC just cannot get WW right.

Wonder Woman #78

By: G. Willow Wilson, Tom Derenick
Released: Sep 11, 2019

Her fabled bracelets shattered, her will broken, Wonder Woman...defeated? The wrath of Cheetah has been unleashed and, armed with the fabled Godkiller sword, even Amazons will fall before her!

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Briton rated Manor Black #2 Sep 11, 2019
8.5

Manor Black #2

By: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook
Released: Aug 28, 2019

From the creators of Harrow County and The Sixth Gun comes this gothic horror fantasy about a family of sorcerers in crisis. Ari, a young mage on the run, finds herself under the protection of the powerful sorcerer Roman Black. But Roman's protection may not be enough to shield her from the wild magicians hunting her down, or from her savior's fami...

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Briton reviewed Alpha Flight: True North #1 Sep 8, 2019
6.5

Very very average. A missed opportunity.

Alpha Flight: True North #1

By: Jim Zub, Max Dunbar
Released: Sep 4, 2019

STRONG AND FREE!
Grab your hat and come travel light... adventure lies just around the bend! Three brand-new tales no one has ever told...until now! Join the greatest creators the Great White North has to offer as we unearth the secret history of the classic Alpha Flight stalwarts: Puck! Snowbird! Talisman! Northstar! Marrina! Guardian! Vindica...

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3.0

DC really had to get the LSH relaunch right. It cannot have too many more chances in such a crowded market.

Unfortunately they have made a right mess of it, and really ought to cancel the new series before it even begins. Bendis is not the man for the job.

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Lee
Released: Sep 4, 2019

Brought to you by some of comics' greatest talents, this epic story spans the course of 1,000 years and, for the very first time, connects all of DC's future timelines! Starring the unlikeliest of DC heroes as she learns to cope with newfound immortality and roams through the disparate societies of Batman Beyond, Kamandi and Tommy Tomorrow, wrestli...

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Briton rated Amazing Spider-Man #28 Sep 1, 2019
8.0

Amazing Spider-Man #28

By: Nick Spencer, Kev Walker
Released: Aug 28, 2019

• RULE OF THUMB: Don't tick off Wilson Fisk, A.K.A. Mayor of NYC, A.K.A. FORMER ("Former"?) Kingpin of Crime.
•  Sadly, Fred Myers (A.K.A. Boomerang) was never good with rules.
•  Spider-Man is caught in the middle of this mess - and that thing that must also come with great power won't let him just w...

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Briton reviewed Aquaman #51 Aug 27, 2019
5.0

I'd heard there has been an improvement over the last few issues. Wrong.

Aquaman #51

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Aug 21, 2019

Lex Luthor's surprising offer to Black Manta is revealed! But is it too good to be true? Plus, a gruesome murder in Amnesty Bay shocks the town to its core...and the prime suspects are none other than the Old Gods! Can Aquaman and his new partner Aqualad solve this murder mystery?

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Briton rated Gideon Falls #16 Aug 27, 2019
8.0

Gideon Falls #16

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Aug 14, 2019

    END OF STORY ARC! "ALL THOSE LITTLE SCARS": The pulse-pounding conclusion to "Season 3" of the hottest supernatural horror story in comics! Clara is finally reunited with her missing brother, Danny-but The Laughing Man doesn't give up his acolytes without a bloody battle!

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Briton reviewed Snotgirl #14 Aug 24, 2019
8.0

Very hard to keep up with a series that has 5 months between issues. There must be a good chance of only two issues in 2019, despite the "bi-monthly" schedule. The team really need to get their act together.

That said, issue 14 was an excellent issue. This third act has been the strongest to date.

It loses a full point for the ridiculous schedule.

Snotgirl #14

By: Bryan Lee O'Malley, Leslie Hung
Released: Aug 21, 2019

The boys go out to celebrate Ashley's bachelor party. Lottie lies low following an embarrassing incident. The past haunts Virgil. Wow, it sounds so cool when you put it in short, declarative sentences! Nice!

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Briton reviewed Doctor Strange #17 Aug 19, 2019
7.5

Just get him back with Clea Marvel. Stop all of the mucking about!!

Doctor Strange #17

By: Mark Waid, Barry Kitson
Released: Aug 14, 2019

The stakes have never been higher for Stephen Strange as "Herald Supreme" reaches its climax! Not only is the Multiverse in jeopardy but so is the love of Stephen's life! Can Strange save both existence and Clea?!
Rated T+

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Briton rated Second Coming #2 Aug 18, 2019
7.5

Second Coming #2

By: Mark Russell, Richard Pace
Released: Aug 14, 2019

The book everyone's talking about! When a weirdo stalks and threatens Sunstar's girlfriend, Jesus tries to prevent the superhero from succumbing to rage, but God has other plans! Plus AHOY's customary offerings of illustrated short prose fiction.

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Briton rated Second Coming #1 Aug 18, 2019
8.0

Second Coming #1

By: Mark Russell, Richard Pace
Released: Jul 10, 2019

AHOY is proud to present-for the first time anywhere-the series everyone's talking about, by award-winning writer Mark Russell (Snagglepuss, The Flintstones) and artist Richard Pace (Pitt, New Warriors)! God commands Earth's mightiest super-hero, Sunstar, to accept Jesus as his roommate and teach him how to use power in ...

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Briton reviewed Black Cat #3 Aug 17, 2019
7.5

Better than the feeble last issue, and quite fun.

Black Cat #3

By: Jed MacKay, Travel Foreman
Released: Aug 7, 2019

• Surprising no one, Black Cat's heist of Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum has gone horribly wrong.
•  Felicia and her crew are under attack in a place where any wrong turn or opened door means certain death.
•  It would take an insane amount of luck to get out alive. How much luck would it take to ...

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Briton reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #27 Aug 17, 2019
8.0

Another enjoyable issue. I hope it continues.

Amazing Spider-Man #27

By: Nick Spencer, Kev Walker
Released: Aug 14, 2019

• There is a new Sinister Syndicate!
•  Beetle, Electro, Lady Octopus, Scorpia and White Rabbit have come together for one reason: TO HUNT BOOMERANG!
•  Spidey knew having Boomerang as a roommate would come back to bite him, but not like this.
Rated T

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Briton reviewed Invisible Woman #1 Aug 10, 2019
5.5

The comic absolutely no one asked for.

Invisible Woman #1

By: Mark Waid, Mattia de Iulis
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Fresh from the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR, for the first time Susan Storm-Richards stars in her own limited series - and the secrets about her past revealed therein will shake readers' perceptions of the Invisible Woman forevermore! Years ago, she undertook an espionage mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. - and now it's up to her to save her former partner from ...

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Briton reviewed Aero #2 Aug 7, 2019
5.0

Dull.

Aero #2

By: Zhou Liefen, Keng
Released: Aug 7, 2019

TEARS IN THE WIND!
•  When she's not fighting mysterious giant golems with her wind powers, AERO is the Shanghai-based architect LEI LING, who sometimes just wants to have dinner with her boyfriend in peace.
•  But when her boyfriend springs a surprise, Ling discovers that her civilian life might be as perilou...

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Briton reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #26 Aug 3, 2019
8.0

A thoroughly enjoyable issue.

Amazing Spider-Man #26

By: Nick Spencer, Kev Walker
Released: Jul 24, 2019

Boomerang's influence is finally felt, and Spider-Man joins the Superior Foes!
Wait, that's not possible, is it? IS IT?!?!
Rated T

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Briton reviewed Captain America #12 Aug 3, 2019
4.5

A very poor effort.

Captain America #12

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert
Released: Jul 31, 2019

"CAPTAIN OF NOTHING" CONCLUDES!
Captain America is a fugitive! So Captain America must disappear! But that doesn't mean that Steve Rogers has to give up the fight to prove his innocence and bring the true murderer to justice! It's time for Cap to try something new!
Rated T+

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Briton reviewed Manor Black #1 Aug 3, 2019
8.5

I hope this is as good as the late lamented 'Harrow County'. The early signs are good.

Manor Black #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook
Released: Jul 31, 2019

From the creators of Harrow County and The Sixth Gun comes this gothic horror fantasy about a family of sorcerers in crisis. Roman Black is the moribund patriarch of a family of powerful sorcerers. As his wicked and corrupt children fight over who will take the reins of Manor Black and become representative of the black arts, Roman adopts a young m...

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Briton reviewed Lady Mechanika: Sangre #2 Jul 30, 2019
8.5

Lady M is consistently excellent.

Lady Mechanika: Sangre #2

By: Joe Benitez, Brian Ching
Released: Jul 17, 2019

While on the hunt for a dangerous killer in the Spanish countryside, Lady Mechanika must also solve a peculiar mystery: who - or what - is La Madrina?  Features a main story by guest artist Brian Ching (Supergirl, Star Wars) and a prologue story drawn by Joe Benitez and Martin Montiel.  Ships with two covers in a 5...

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Briton added Joe Benitez to their creator watch list Jul 30, 2019
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Briton reviewed Black Cat #2 Jul 23, 2019
6.5

I get the feeling this is running out of steam very early in its run.

Black Cat #2

By: Jed MacKay, Travel Foreman
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Felicia Hardy prides herself on the fact that she can get into ANYWHERE... but does that REALLY include Doctor Strange's SANCTUM SANCTORUM?! Can the Black Cat get into the most protected house in the Marvel Universe? YES. But the question really is... can she handle what's inside?
Rated T

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8.5

Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim #1

By: Walter Simonson
Released: Jul 17, 2019

In the end, the gods gathered together and met their foes on the Battle Plain of Vigrid.  There, so the stories tell, the gods and their great enemies slaughtered each other, the stars fell from the sky, Midgard itself sank into the all-encompassing ocean, and the Nine worlds were destroyed. In this issue, Thor hears a voice out of the past and l...

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Briton reviewed Superior Spider-Man #9 Jul 22, 2019
7.5

Has the feel of a filler issue.

Superior Spider-Man #9

By: Christos Gage, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Jul 17, 2019

After saving the citizens of San Francisco from the worst of THE WAR OF THE REALMS, the Superior Spider-Man is the toast of the town! The key to the city! A ticker-tape parade! Adoration of the masses! That should make him feel good, right? Whatever he's feeling, he should treasure it, because someone very dangerous is coming for him...
Rated T...

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Briton reviewed Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 Jul 22, 2019
7.5

Not sure why this is getting such good reviews. It's a very average comic.

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #1

By: Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber
Released: Jul 17, 2019

Jimmy Olsen must die! Wait, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Jimmy Olsen lives! Superman's best friend and Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen tours the bizarre underbelly of the DC Universe in this new miniseries featuring death, destruction, giant turtles and more! It's a centuries-spanning whirlwind of weird that starts in Metropolis and ends...

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Briton reviewed Sera and the Royal Stars #1 Jul 21, 2019
6.5

Lacks any kook to bring me back for another issue.

Sera and the Royal Stars #1

By: Jon Tsuei, Audrey Mok
Released: Jul 17, 2019

Civil war rages in the Empire of Parsa, and famine has struck. As the seasons refuse to turn, Princess Sera receives a vision from the deity Mitra telling her to find the Royal Stars and restore them to the heavens. Despite her kingdom and her troops' need of her command, Sera embarks on a quest to find the fallen stars--now trapped on earth--and s...

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8.0

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #11

By: Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston
Released: Jul 3, 2019

Lucy comes face to face with someone she would never expect, as the only solution to the ongoing fight against Anti-God is revealed!

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Briton rated Amazing Spider-Man #25 Jul 10, 2019
8.0

Amazing Spider-Man #25

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Year two of Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley and Humberto Ramos' run on ASM begins here! In the giant-sized main story, Spider-Man and Mary Jane find themselves in an INCREDIBLY tough situation, thanks to Electro. Can Spidey save MJ? CAN MJ SAVE SPIDEY? What is Mysterio cooking, and what does it have to do with the bandaged villain who has been on the per...

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Briton reviewed Superior Spider-Man #8 Jul 7, 2019
6.5

I wish books weren't dragged into second rate crossovers. I have no interest in crossovers, and even less in the West Coast Avengers.

Superior Spider-Man #8

By: Christos Gage, Lan Medina
Released: Jun 26, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  Otto Octavius and Quentin Quire - BFFs!
•  With America Chavez as the power, transportation and...well...only real hero, can Superior Spider-Man and the West Coast Avengers help turn the tide against Malekith and his forces?
Rated T

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Briton reviewed The Walking Dead #193 Jul 6, 2019
8.5

I have to say that I did see this coming. The title didn't seem to have anywhere else to go without repeating itself. This was a decent ending to a great series.

The Walking Dead #193

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Released: Jul 3, 2019

"THE FARMHOUSE": Out in the countryside, trouble is brewing for a certain someone.

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Briton reviewed Steel Cage #1 Jul 6, 2019
7.5

This contains three stories. Whichever ones wins, I hope it's not the ghastly Waid entry.

Steel Cage #1

By: Mark Waid, Lanna Souvanny
Released: Jun 26, 2019

Three dazzling short "pilot" stories from AHOY's finest - and you get to vote on which series continues! In "Noah Zark" by Mark Waid and Lanna Souvanny, an alien boy is kidnapped into an interplanetary zoo-and becomes the protector of the animals. In "True Identity" by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson, we learn what secret anguish drives the most...

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