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4.5

Transformers vs. The Visionaries #2

By: Magdalene Visaggio, Fico Ossio
Released: Feb 7, 2018

Virulina, leader of the Darkling Lords, has discovered that the Transformers are vulnerable to magic-and now she's using that weakness to try and gain control of Cybertron and wipe them out! Leoric and Ironhide team up to stop her, but quickly find themselves facing not only the Darkling Lords, but all of New Prysmos itself!

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #11 Jan 17, 2018
3.0

So, right away we start with Gabby's Self-Insert Mary Sue character (X'andria) being totally BFF with America -- and somehow it devolves into Franklin's quote of trading liberties for safety and the evils of surveillance, white people being racists and Sotomayor U becoming a sanctuary campus.

Little sidenote here -- you have to point out Prodigy's hypocrisy -- no way around it: He objec more

America #11

By: Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones
Released: Jan 17, 2018

THE MIDAS WAR PART 1
•  America's finally found the family she's been searching for. Planeta Fuertona awaits.
•  But Exterminatrix and her corporation aren't done with America yet! And their motives go way deeper than America even dreamed.
•  When the Midas Corporation reignites a decades-old threat, America's newly discover...

4.5

Any story whose creative process starts with "I got an idea, let's kill X" is one you should not put your faith on -- and unfortunately, this is what this is.



David Mariotte, in an interview, pretty much admits that the creative process started with the premise of killing Kup for shock value, to show how dangerous the new characters are; the issue was built with that death as it more

Transformers vs. The Visionaries #1

By: Magdalene Visaggio, Fico Ossio
Released: Jan 3, 2018

Cybertron has been invaded. The Transformers encounter unwelcome guests at the heart of Cybertron-and they may not have their hosts' best interests at heart. Refugees from another world, the Visionaries' startling magical abilities could make them powerful allies... or dangerous enemies.

•   Welcome Eisner-nominated writer M...

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MKW69 - Jan 22, 2018

Comics should be reviewed as a whole. One problematic element shouldn't dim entire issue.

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #10 Dec 20, 2017
1.5

Time for another review!!!



So... Blackface D.va makes an appearance, that's nice, I guess?



Also, noticed that America switches from Latina speak to valley-girl speak every now and then, which is kinda weird -- that said, either speech pattern still sounds like it was written by Sonichu.



Oh yeah, and Gabby's self-insert character (X'andria) more

America #10

By: Gabby Rivera, Jen Bartel
Released: Dec 20, 2017

EXTERMINATRIX Part 3
•  Exterminatrix has taken over America's home, kidnapped her allies and turned her own friends against her. And so far, not even America's new powers have helped her turn the tide.
•  But the Midas Corporation is about to learn that you don't mess with a Fuertona--and you definitely don't mess with a Chavez. <...

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drwasheewashee - Dec 21, 2017

F

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #9 Nov 29, 2017
1.5

I thought the art had gotten an upgrade, and in some parts it did, but deteriorated quickly.



And so... plot convience re: the cuffs... eh? boring. Also, I swear the villain is the only WHITE person in the whole university. In any case, America waits to break her cuffs for maximum audience effect -- in any case, it motivates a ragtag bunch of marysues to fight against the baddies more

America #9

By: Gabby Rivera, Flaviano Armentaro
Released: Nov 29, 2017

EXTERMINATRIX Part 2
•  Sotomayor University falls to Exterminatrix! Just what does the domineering dean have planned for America's home base?
•  With America in lockup, it's up to Prodigy to find out! But only if he can stay under Exterminatrix's radar...
•  ...which is gonna be pretty hard now that former ally and campus q...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #8 Oct 25, 2017
1.5

1) America refers to herself as latina, again, even tho Gabby made it clear she's from a planet that has no concept of latinamerica. So... it's ok to do cultural appropriation if you're brown?



2) Gabby doubles down on the self-inserts, with a mary-sue backstory about how her mom and grandmom were intergalatic valedactorians... whatevs, you can't even do spanish properly, but, as more

America #8

By: Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones
Released: Oct 25, 2017

EXTERMINATRIX Part 1
Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, may have finally met her match. Introducing - the deadly and exotic Exterminatrix! Can America continue her hard-hitting journey to defend the multiverse against the oncoming warpath of Exterminatrix and the ominous Midas Corporation? It's the start of a daring adv...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Falcon #1 Oct 22, 2017
4.5

I like the mention of Fred Hampton Jr (people should read more on his story) but did Barnes even read Secret Empire and Generations, because he completely misunderstood Sam and Steve's relationship at the end of those comics.

Falcon #1

By: Rodney Barnes, Joshua Cassara
Released: Oct 11, 2017

TAKE FLIGHT Part 1
Sam Wilson - winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty - takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam's new mission finds him on a collision ...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #7 Sep 21, 2017
1.0

First of all, given that she was born in a lesbian utopia in a parallel dimension with no actual concept of what latina, latinamerica or even the United States is -- why is the cover a homage to Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" album?



Isn't "Pa'lante" usually a slang puerto rican drag queens use?



Sky novelas, AND GIANT SPACE LESBIAN SPIRITS! [Judges in S more

America #7

By: Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones
Released: Sep 20, 2017

THE ORIGIN OF AMERICA CHAVEZ!
•  America Chavez left the Utopian Parallel when she was six years old, and by age 16, she was battling with the best. What happened in between?
•  This is American history. This is the story you've been waiting for.
Rated T+

1.5

I actually had more fun reading the terrible America #6 than this comic.

Generations: Iron Man & Ironheart #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Marco Rudy
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• Riri Williams is given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Tony Stark...Sorcerer Supreme!
•  Join Ironheart as she discovers things about the Iron Man legacy that will change her forever.
•  IRON MAN writer and Riri co-creator Bendis teams up with the award-winning multimedia artist Marco Rudy to give you a beautiful, unique ...

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3.0

Secret Empire #10

By: Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven
Released: Aug 30, 2017

Can there be any redemption for Captain America as the SECRET EMPIRE starts to crumble?
Rated T+

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #6 Aug 30, 2017
2.0

"give her some of this brown fist"



Quality writing right there! Seriously, this comic continues to be hilariously bad! Like a bunch of the Spanish is grammatically and/or spelled wrong. The last time I saw spanish that bad in a Marvel comic was in the Edmonson run of Punisher, and that's because he wanted to write authentic spanish and he sucked at it -- but at least he had the more

America #6

By: Gabby Rivera, Ramon Villalobos
Released: Aug 30, 2017

FIGHT NIGHT!
•  America reconnects with a childhood crush - but kissing is not what Magdalena has in mind!
•  Can Kate Bishop pull America out of the ring before Magdalena's mysterious employers spring their trap?
•  Probably not, with one of the Marvel Universe's heaviest-hitting villains making a surprise appearance! Sin C...

4.0

Captain America: Sam Wilson #25

By: Nick Spencer, Jesus Saiz
Released: Aug 9, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  TWO HEROES, ONE MANTLE, ZERO QUARTER!
Rated T+

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MKW69 - Oct 26, 2017

Screw you. You Just Complain and Complain. Change the channel.

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #5 Jul 19, 2017
3.0

This comic is rescued with Kelly Thompson doing co-writing duties and the inclusion of Kate Bishop, which tells you what a bad shape this comic is in, and even then the quality barely goes up... did I mention America #3 sold only 12K units? give it a couple more months and it will be selling as many copies as My Little Pony, 'cept My Little Pony, more often than not, can actually be read without d more

America #5

By: Gabby Rivera, Ramon Villalobos
Released: Jul 19, 2017

ALL THEY WANNA GET IS... A LITTLE BIT CLOSER!
•  Reunited at last! Former Young Avengers Hawkeye and America team up to take on a new threat!
•  When a case spins out of control, semi-legal 100% legit private investigator Kate Bishop calls the one person she knows will have her back. But is this one too big to...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #4 Jun 21, 2017
3.0

It actually has less cringey dialogue than previous issues, but it is still cringey at times. Otherwise it's super meh.

America #4

By: Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones
Released: Jun 21, 2017

FOOLS RUSH IN!
•  When an enemy she thought she'd punched away returns, America will have to face the facts: She messed up. What will her mistakes cost her - and the people she loves?  
•  One thing's for sure: She's gonna need help. Good thing she's the leader of the Ultimates! Uh, they're around, right? Guys?
•  And whi...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Daredevil #20 May 21, 2017
4.5

It's not One More Day, and I know they joked about that in a previous issue -- but goddamn if I'm not pissed off by Soule undoing Kirsten and Matt's relationship.



Waid's run showed Kirsten could be a grounding teether Matt could grasp at when his depression would flare up, and I loved that... Jeezus, this just pisses me off!

Daredevil #20

By: Charles Soule, Ron Garney
Released: May 17, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND DAREDEVIL'S SECRET IDENTITY REVEALED!
•  MATT MURDOCK completes his shocking tale and must live with the ramifications of his actions.
•  And as DAREDEVIL he must soldier on in the face of the heartbreaks and burned bridges.  
•  All this leads up to a brand-new cha...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #3 May 10, 2017
2.5

Did Gabby Rivera self-insert into comic again? Bleargh.



Some of the dialogue continues to be super cringy as well, but less so than previous times, and I'm not talking about the random spanish words peppered here and there.



I'm multilingual, with being fluent in spanish as well as in english (among other languages), and I happen to live in a community with a more

America #3

By: Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones
Released: May 10, 2017

WELCOME TO THE X-MEN, AMERICA - HOPE YOU SURVIVE THE EXPERIENCE!
•  The fate of Lisa Halloran lies in the hands of America Chavez super fans! And they don't take kindly to rejection...
•  America will have to punch her way in to save her girlfriend, but when a jump goes wrong, she ends up stuck in the past! Can that era's Storm and ...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Secret Empire #1 May 3, 2017
4.0

If this comic wasn't so expensive, I'd use it to wipe my ass next time I run out of toilet paper.

Secret Empire #1

By: Nick Spender, Steve McNiven
Released: May 3, 2017

It's been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #2 Apr 5, 2017
2.0

David Gabriel is a moron for saying Diversity is at fault for the Marvel Sales slump; that's not the case, that has never been the case -- I blame bad writing and events, and this comic is a perfect example of bad writing.



Do you want to buy a comic that is basically 22 pages of "How do you do, fellow kids" and "YASSS QUEEEN"? Then this comic is perfect for you -- it's also perf more

America #2

By: Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones
Released: Apr 5, 2017

OKAY, LADIES, NOW LET'S GET IN FORMATION!!
•  America Chavez's first semester of college is off to an epic start. That's right...homework on the first day! The assignment? A field trip to the frontlines of World War II!
•  Most freshman would be intimidated - but most freshman aren't dimension-hoping heroes with Captain America as t...

5.0

I feel cheated on two fronts.



First, the reveal of the whisper that brought down Thor feels like a reenactment of the Heckler messing up Happy Gilmore's mojo at a golf tournament.



Thor has had self-doubts in the past; heck, even Jane commented him having doubts is what made him strive to be a better god and be worthy of Mjolnir in a previous issue of Unworthy more

The Unworthy Thor #5

By: Jason Aaron, Pascal Alixe
Released: Mar 22, 2017

• The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.
•  Is redemption finally at hand?
•  No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson.
Rated T+

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drwasheewashee - Mar 22, 2017

2 and a half fucking years for three words.

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Green Arrow #19 Mar 16, 2017
7.5

The Roy Harper flashbacks were weird.



And even if I agree with Percy's politics way more often than not, it's how crudely and forced they were injected here that makes this issue somewhat jarring -- and I say this as someone that owns the Dennis O'Neil and Mike Grell GA collections.

Green Arrow #19

By: Ben Percy, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"REUNION" finale! Orphaned as an infant and raised on a Navajo reservation, the superhero Arsenal returns to his adopted home to defend it from a violent militia hired by... Queen Industries?! Oliver Queen's company has been up to no good since his supposed death, but Green Arrow is on the scene to make things right. Unfortunately for Ollie, he's t...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Batwoman #1 Mar 16, 2017
7.0

The only reason why it's ok is because Tynion IV is holding Bennett's hand.

Batwoman #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Steve Epting
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"The Many Arms Of Death" part one! At last - Batwoman is back in her own ongoing series! On the island nation of Coryana, anything goes for members of the criminal underworld... and during her lost years after being drummed out of the military, Kate Kane found a kind of refuge there. But now, a deadly new bioweapon is available in the markets of Co...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Nova #4 Mar 14, 2017
5.0

The Sam Alexander quotient is too high, therefore it's bad in my book!

Nova #4

By: Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• Sam Alexander is going on a date with the new girl in school, while Rich reconnects with an old flame from his past...the Guardian of the Galaxy called Gamora!
•  But not everything is as it seems. It's true, Richard Rider has come back to life...but he's brought something back with him. Something dangerous.
&bull...

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5.0

A genderbent King Arthur? I'll stick with the Fate series, at least I know the fights will be better there.

The Once And Future Queen #1

By: Adam P. Knave, Nick Brokenshire
Released: Mar 1, 2017

It's out with the old myths and in with the new as a nineteen-year-old chess prodigy pulls Excalibur from the stone and becomes queen. Now, magic, romance, Fae, Merlin, and more await her! Lend her your axe as the creators of Amelia Cole start a new age of adventure!

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8.0

Who is ghost writing for Lobdell? Still one of the books that has improved the most since Rebirth and without much fanfare.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #8

By: Scott Lobdell, Kenneth Rocafort
Released: Mar 8, 2017

WHO IS ARTEMIS? prologue! As Red Hood and the Outlaws gear up for their journey to Bana-Mighdall, shocking secrets from Artemis past come to light! Who is this mysterious Amazon warrior? What is her relation to Wonder Woman? And what makes her quest for the Bow of Ra so personal? Answers to all this and more in a thrilling new adventure with your f...

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Superior fan - Apr 6, 2017

Lobdell has done good work before. His Gen13/Wildcats work, creating Generation X and his Darkness run. All competent to good. Its nice to see him finally hit one out of the park for a change.

Jack's Yattering - Apr 8, 2017

Agreed. Scott Lobdell is capable of great work. GENERATION NEXT #1-4 (Marvel, Age of Apocalypse) may be the best series he has ever written. The first 10, or so, issues of RHatO Volume 1 were pretty good too (issue #3, if I'm remembering correctly, was particularly great). His TEEN TITANS and SUPERMAN runs, on the other hand...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Jessica Jones #6 Mar 8, 2017
2.0

Bendis trying to polish the turd he dumped in CWII.

Jessica Jones #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos
Released: Mar 8, 2017

With the reveal of how and why Jessica's life has been destroyed, with the reveal of who the new bad guy is in Jessica's life, can Jessica put the pieces back together or is it just too late?  Guest-starring Captain Marvel.
Parental Advisory

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed IvX #6 Mar 8, 2017
2.0

The book is the equivalent of rubbernecking a crash that involves two nice cars at an enthusiast meet... because the drivers are morons.



Also, who the fuck came up with the idea to reusing Penance's old costume for Emma Frost?

IvX #6

By: Charles Soule, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• The war between the Inhumans and the X-Men takes a dark turn leaving Inhumans hopelessly outmatched.
•  Emma Frost, the White Queen, faces off against Medusa, queen of the Inhumans, as both fight for the future of their people.
•  It all ends here. Don't miss the epic oversized conclusion of INHUMAN...

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xreader1407 reviewed IvX #6 Mar 8, 2017
1.0

I would give it a zero if I could. This was insulting.

IvX #6

By: Charles Soule, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• The war between the Inhumans and the X-Men takes a dark turn leaving Inhumans hopelessly outmatched.
•  Emma Frost, the White Queen, faces off against Medusa, queen of the Inhumans, as both fight for the future of their people.
•  It all ends here. Don't miss the epic oversized conclusion of INHUMAN...

Phantom Stranger reviewed IvX #6 Mar 8, 2017
1.0

Fans: I don't think Marvel can do another shitty event with a shitty ending after Civil War.
Marvel: Hold my beer.

IvX #6

By: Charles Soule, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• The war between the Inhumans and the X-Men takes a dark turn leaving Inhumans hopelessly outmatched.
•  Emma Frost, the White Queen, faces off against Medusa, queen of the Inhumans, as both fight for the future of their people.
•  It all ends here. Don't miss the epic oversized conclusion of INHUMAN...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Batman #18 Mar 1, 2017
8.0

Maybe they could have toned down the Oedipus Rex thing.

Batman #18

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"I AM BANE" part three! Bane broke the bat before, but it wasn't enough-now he's going to break everyone else! Bane is coming, and no one is safe!

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #1 Mar 1, 2017
1.5

Gets a 2 point deduction from my actual score just for saying something is better than The Cure. (PS. Nothing is better than The Cure)

Gets a 0.5 point bonus for punching Hitler.



The dialogue goes from incredibly bad to outright cringe-y at times, with its only decent point being the art by Quinones.

I men, you got some gems like:

"What in the holy m more

America #1

By: Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones
Released: Mar 1, 2017

At last! Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series!
Written by critically-acclaimed YA novelist Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes A Breath) and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones (HOWARD THE DUCK), Marvel Comics' brand new AMERICA series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of ...

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