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Location: Texas Joined: Dec 15, 2015

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4.0

You're still losing a lot of real estate to exercises in graphic design and trying to be clever -- what's the point of having a 26 page comic if 8 of them are wasted on faux ads et al.

Man-Eaters: The Cursed #4

By: Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique
Released: Oct 13, 2021

"BLOOD MAGICK"
Maude and Burt follow clues that lead them to the root cavity of the Old Tree and into the
underground labyrinth below the island. Burt is annoying and Maude is brave. But then, the comic is written from her perspective.

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5.0

You're coming to the series because it's well drawn and full of hot and sexy times -- but removed from that, and you find a mostly unlikable main character, and even if she's like that as a product of her upbringing, the fact is that she's still unintentionally unsympathetic.

Mirka Andolfo's Sweet Paprika #3

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Paprika's "forced fun" night doesn't seem to be too bad, perhaps-but, in the end, not too great either. Come on, staying together for so long, for no real reason...how can people like it? Then, while her father seems to be recovered and healthy again, Paprika will have a nasty surprise...

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1.0

We're back to the shenanigans of a comic not being a comic -- instead, an exercise on graphic design with the pages full of fake ads and such -- it's basically backmatter that you'd find at the end of a deluxe collection, rather than a comic itself.

Man-Eaters: The Cursed #3

By: Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique
Released: Sep 15, 2021

"WITCHCRAFT FOR CHILDREN"
This book is required reading for all young witches. It is routinely updated with the latest frog self-defense techniques. Other topics include the history of Craft Camp, potion-making, fairy identification, the rules of pickleball, and necromancy. Now with spell cards! Clip and save! Please bring this book with you to...

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8.5

Hello Amigos!

I completely forgot I was supposed to review the whole series -- been really busy tho -- MUY OCUPADO -- so it just escaped my mind!

I think this is a solid wrap-up to the mini, but setting things in place in order to be continued in the future.

Also, not gonna lie, but I thought they were gonna do a fakeout on the retconned origin at the very last mi more

America Chavez: Made in the USA #5

By: Kalinda Vazquez, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Aug 11, 2021

She fought for her past. She chose to discover the truth. And now, with a new mission before her, AMERICA CHAVEZ's life will never be the same.
Rated T+

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4.0

Hello fuzzy-ones!

As usual, Cain delivers a comic light on content -- with several pages getting used to her "graphic design is my passion" bug.

It really is nothing spectacular, just disappointing.

Man-Eaters: The Cursed #2

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Aug 18, 2021

"IMPORTANT CAMP WAIVER"-It's very important to read all of the materials before arriving at Craft Camp. Craft Camp is not responsible for disappearances, maiming, spectral trauma, or other camp mishaps.

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3.0

The only merit this comic has is the art -- cuz the comic is just Mariko Tamaki appearing to deal with her own mommy issues thru her self-insert character.

I Am Not Starfire OGN

By: Mariko Tamaki, Yoshi Yoshitani
Released: Jul 28, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) and artist Yoshi Yoshitani (Zatanna and the House of Secrets) comes a story about Mandy, the daughter of super-famous superhero Starfire. Seventeen-year-old Mandy, daughter of Starfire, is not like her mother. Starfire is gorgeo...

4.0

Ah, Fuzzy-Ones!

It's been a while!

The story seems to be an improvement so far over the original story, but it's just the first issue -- it does have bits of cringe here and there, but it's nowhere near as bad as the original series -- but then again, and I repeat myself, it's just the first issue.

Cain still has a penchant of trying to ape Hickman's love of grap more

Man-Eaters: The Cursed #1

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Jul 14, 2021

MAN-EATERS: THE CURSED reunites the original MAN-EATERS creative team for another tale of adolescent feminist derring-do and supernatural hijinks. Maude, now 15, is sent to Craft Camp for the week. It goes south pretty quickly. Smart, laugh-out-loud funny, provocative,
referential, scary, chock-full of ephemera, and compulsively re-readable. Pl...

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3.0

What book are these critics reading that just handwave Bendis' terrible dialogue?

Justice League #60

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Xermanico
Released: Apr 21, 2021

Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Aquaman, and Hawkgirl join forces with Black Adam to fight an all-new world conqueror! But how do they stop the unstoppable power known as Brutus? Enter new mega-power sensation Naomi, who comes face to face with the League and brings along Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons for a blockbuster battle for the ...

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1.0

i’m just glad this is over

Green Lantern: Season Two #12

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Mar 10, 2021

It’s Hal Jordan vs. Hector Hammond, and our Emerald Knight will need to summon all of his willpower to face down the psionic madman. Check out Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s grand finale more than two years in the making! This tale touches on every plot thread from the entire run, and it’s fully charged with fantasy, sci-fi, and Green Lanter...

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Nightmare of Solomon rated Superman #29 Mar 13, 2021
5.0

Superman #29

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Sami Basri
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson jumps from DC Future State back to the present for a two-part story that spans Superman and Action Comics this month!
In “The Golden Age,” Jonathan Kent steps back to examine his father’s legacy. When a monstrous foe from outer space attacks Clark-and nearly kills him!-this young hero must consider the ...

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5.0

So... the new direction for Wonder Woman is to make her a Sif expy?

Wonder Woman #770

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Mar 10, 2021

What. Is. Happening?! Wonder Woman just woke up in the middle of battle, with rampaging hordes of mythological beasts bearing down on her! Not even the Princess of the Amazons can survive such an assault, but that’s okay-it’s just another day in Valhalla! The warriors here spend their days fighting and their nights drinking-and if they die in c...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Infinite Frontier #0 Mar 2, 2021
6.0

I vomited after seeing the last page.

I'm excited for John's Stargirl, Ram V Swamp Thing, Suicide Squad, and Williamson Robin. I might check out PKJ Superman and the new Wally Flash series (but Brandon Petersen's art is absolutely horrendous).

Regardless, I new the Quintessence was going to get offed because of the leaks that came out a while ago and it really blows that high more

Infinite Frontier #0

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stephen Byrne
Released: Mar 3, 2021

The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe.
In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never exp...

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Nightmare of Solomon - Mar 3, 2021

Maybe they should have hired someone from Brasil to write about a Brasilian character -- instead Joelle admits she'll write Yara as if she grew up in Idaho, trying to discover her Brasilian identity, because Joelle herself is from Idaho.

Weird Science Jim - Mar 4, 2021

She created the character, though, so we are stuck with her

6.0

Nowhere near as good as DC Rebirth. Also, as someone else said, with Future State being so goddamn bleak, you can't help but to see this and think "whelp, we're gonna go downhill from here"

Infinite Frontier #0

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stephen Byrne
Released: Mar 3, 2021

The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe.
In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never exp...

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7.5

Hola, mi gente!

It's been a while since we've had an America solo comic!

Guess what? It's BUENO! Well, it's a good comic compared to the basura that was Gabby Rivera's comic! Just kidding, it's actually a good comic -- and right off the bat it goes and retcons America's origin story as depicted by Gabby's trash comic.

The lineart by Carlos Gomez is great! I was f more

America Chavez: Made in the USA #1

By: Kalinda Vazquez, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Mar 3, 2021

WHO IS AMERICA? America Chavez is incredible - her origins, her strength, her dimension-shattering star portals! But when the foundation of everything she believes is shaken, America will stand up and face the parts of herself she's been running from. From writer Kalinda Vazquez (Marvel's Runaways) and artist Carlos Gomez (Amazing Mary Jane) comes ...

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GL Fan 2814 reviewed Infinite Frontier #0 Mar 2, 2021
5.0

I disliked this more than I liked it and I found it to be very average for all the hype piled on it. I hated the ending which positioned the "big bad" to be way too powerful considering how easily he dispatched the characters he killed.
This book really cemented for me how poor of a writer Geoff Thorne is and I am finding myself in a position of not buying the Green Lantern book in a very, more

Infinite Frontier #0

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stephen Byrne
Released: Mar 3, 2021

The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe.
In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never exp...

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Mingthemerciless - Mar 5, 2021

For a start DC needs to dump Snyder Tynion and Bendis. Get more focused on flagship centric ideas for Batman Detective Supes Actionand Justice League. Bring Wonder Woman back from Snyders silly idea of her. Start thinking stories not constant reboots and bix checking.

Mingthemerciless - Mar 5, 2021

I agree Narvel may be stepping on the same rake with heroes reborn V2

3.5

A decent story ruined by terrible dialogue.

Lords Of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Manuel Garcia
Released: Jul 22, 2020

DESTINY FULFILLED!
The child of the Kree hero Mar-Vell and Skrull Princess Anelle, Dorrek VIII - known on Earth as "Teddy" - has spent years evading the clutches of both bloodthirsty empires. But now fate has caught up to him. The Kree and Skrull worlds are aligned - and only a man born of both can lead them. But what has led Hulkling to aband...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Wonder Woman #754 Mar 31, 2020
5.0

I know they had retconned Maxima to being a lesbian during Nu52 in an issue of Supergirl -- but now they say the first rulers of the royal blood of Almerac were lesbians -- doesn't that mean the line should have ended there? If they end up having descendants, that means they have other means to conceive, in which case the current day plot makes no sense.


The reveal of the lesbian more

Wonder Woman #754

By: Steve Orlando, V Kenneth Marion
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Just when she thought her troubles were over, Wonder Woman is thrust into a new adventure that takes her out of this world! Princess Maxima, the former ruler of the planet Almerac, has crash-landed on our hero's doorstep and is desperate for her help. Maxima's people are victims of a vicious lie, and only the truth she's discovered will set them fr...

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5.0

Always been a fan of Juan Ferreyra, and his art continues to be solid as usual -- but he cannot do all the heavy lifting, and unfortunately, that's what ended up happening with bland storytelling courtesy of Stohl

Spider-Man Noir #1

By: Margaret Stohl, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Mar 4, 2020

MURDER AND MYSTERY IN THE MIGHTY MARVEL MANNER!
DATELINE, 1939!
As the specter of war looms on the horizon, SPIDER-MAN: NOIR fights the good fight at home, stopping the injustices of a more friendly-neighborhood variety. But after a dame is murdered at The Black Cat nightclub and all clues point overseas, Spidey will have no choice but to b...

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1.0

Fuzzy ones!

This is not even a comic -- it's just a graphic design portfolio disguised as self-satisfied gags, like 8 fake hundred dollar bills with ruth bader ginsburg instead of good ol' benny frank, and that's literally like the first 2 pages of this "comic book"

Man-Eaters: Tomorrow Belongs To You #1

By: Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique
Released: Mar 4, 2020

Don't believe the radical pro-feline media. PANTHERISM IS REAL. Does your daughter exhibit cat-like behaviors? Does she engage in self-grooming? Does she try to go out at night? Is she impertinent? Ruminations is here to help! Page through our promotional catalog to find the ideal treatment solution.

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
1.5

I'll be damned, I don't know what worse in this piece of filth of a comic - writing or art. It's bad on every considerable level, from the storytelling perspective, through dialogues, to sketches and inks. It's trash. Just trash.

Back when King started his Batman run, he created I Am Suicide arc - and as I said many times before, I like it, a lot in fact. The final plot twist, showing h more

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

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myconius - Oct 22, 2019

Nihilist - excellent points made on all topics!

Darkseid24 - Oct 22, 2019

I like majority of Black Label titles, but apart from the cursing nothing is in it, that justifies Black Label. Doug Moench wrote good stories& he wrote Detective Comics& Batman both for a while. So I think writers can, if they actually are talented enough.

Psycamorean reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
1.5

This is the THIRD issue of this type in this run. It was lazy every single time. The way you properly set up a twist like that is that you foreshadow it. You leave connections and clues. You don't just think it up, not bake it into the background of the story, and then at the end go "Aha! I'm so smart!" I don't understand how anyone could read this and think it's good. And, by the way, I called it more

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

myconius reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
1.0

oh for pete's sake!!!
the painfully obvious back-peddaling that this issue starts with
just proves that Tom King had NO plan of what the heck he's doing.

King never bothered to read Flashpoint to learn that Thomas Wayne uses his guns
to make up for the fact that he lacks the years of training that Bruce had.
Tim Drake's lack of reflex skills was just LAUGHABLE!!! more

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #12 Oct 2, 2019
1.0

Hello fuzzy ones?

What's the point of this "issue"? The story ended in the previous issue, if you could call that a story in the first place. This is just a lot of self-patting and something you can submit as a graphic design thesis.

Man-Eaters #12

By: Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique
Released: Oct 2, 2019

SERIES FINALE

"HANDBOOK FOR THE REVOLUTION"
Our 12-issue run of MAN-EATERS culminates with this comic/sacred text/satirical manifesto/cat care informational booklet/step-by-step instruction manual for dismantling the patriarchy. Each copy comes with a little bit of hope, at no additional cost.

Amount of hope may vary. Hope is...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Spider-Man #1 Sep 18, 2019
3.0

I guess I'm too cynical to enjoy a comic where Peter loses an arm and MJ gets killed...

Spider-Man #1

By: J. J. Abrams, Sara Pichelli
Released: Sep 18, 2019

WHO IS CADAVEROUS?!
The most shocking and incredible comic of 2019 is here as J.J. ABRAMS (STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SUPER 8) and his son HENRY ABRAMS are joined by superstar artist SARA PICHELLI (MILES MORALES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for SPIDER-MAN! What do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?! Who is Cadaverous?! The...

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Nightmare of Solomon - Sep 18, 2019

@Toonstrack Ultimate Spider-Man had more build-up... instead, it feels like a slightly less gross version of Spider-Man: Reign, and I think I'm older and more worn-out (ie: cynical) to deal with such a storyline

Toonstrack - Sep 18, 2019

Fair enough I guess. Sorry for being a bit presumptuous

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #11 Sep 13, 2019
1.0

Hello fuzzy ones

I just realized something, Cain has been scripting these ad-inserts because she wanted to sort-of copy Jonathan Hickman's trademark charts as a way to provide extra bits of tangential world-building to her story, but her story is so thin, it hurts more than it helps, because they take so many pages from the comic for this and there's barely any story left.

Th more

Man-Eaters #11

By: Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique
Released: Sep 11, 2019

"MITTELSCHMERZ": The one where everything finally makes sense, all your narrative questions are answered, and you feel-fleetingly-satisfied.

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Forge reviewed Uncanny X-Men #22 Jul 18, 2019
2.0

This book is garbage. Rosenberg was once a promising writer but his Uncanny run has been a disaster. What was the point of making humans forget about mutants only to reverse that in the very next issue? How does blowing up the cerebro helmet accomplish this? Why were so many characters meaninglessly killed off? What is Jordon White even doing? He's clearly not 'editing' anything.

Larro more

Uncanny X-Men #22

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jul 17, 2019

It all ends here. This is forever! As Cyclops' cleanup mission nears its close, all the problems the X-Men face come together. The truth behind the Hellfire Club's intentions, the culmination of the O.N.E.'s assaults on mutantkind and even the inner struggles within the team... It all ends here. This is forever.
Rated T+

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MKW69 - Aug 5, 2019

Yeah right. This was the best of X-Men since Second Coming. Forgetting was meant to show that Cyclops was the hero, and didn''t back down from consequences. Most of the deaths were of characters that didn't mattered. Oh you little soul, you haven't saw a editorless book!

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Uncanny X-Men #22 Jul 25, 2019
1.0

If you wanna know how pointless this series is, basically every mutant killed in this series is shown alive in promo art for future series.

Uncanny X-Men #22

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jul 17, 2019

It all ends here. This is forever! As Cyclops' cleanup mission nears its close, all the problems the X-Men face come together. The truth behind the Hellfire Club's intentions, the culmination of the O.N.E.'s assaults on mutantkind and even the inner struggles within the team... It all ends here. This is forever.
Rated T+

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MKW69 - Aug 5, 2019

And? Pfft.

1.0

Uncanny X-Men #21

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jul 3, 2019

It all ends here. This is forever! As Cyclops' cleanup mission nears its close, all the problems the X-Men face come together. The truth behind the Hellfire Club's intentions, the culmination of the O.N.E.'s assaults on mutantkind and even the inner struggles within the team... It all ends here. This is forever.
Rated T+

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #10 Jul 4, 2019
3.0

It is quite possible Cain did add a trans-masc character because of the internet drama that happened a couple of weeks ago -- while it usually takes time to substantial changes to a comic, the fact that the scene feels tacked on and the art is rushed, well...

There's still a lot of wasted pages on stupid ads and, if the trend continues, issue 12 is just gonna be a graphic design thesis more

Man-Eaters #10

By: Chelsea Cain, Elise McCall
Released: Jul 3, 2019

"COMMUNISTS IN THE FUNHOUSE": Maude suspects that an Estro-Corp spy has infiltrated her group of friends. Which-not gonna lie-kinda sucks, tbh.

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Avengers #20 Jun 26, 2019
4.0

Only a step above that terrible JaneThor issue where she fights Absorbing Man and Titania... by giving old Shulkie fans the big middle finger.

I really don't get it why writers feel like taking jabs at the fanbase. It's one thing knowing you can't cater to everyone, but why actually go out of your way to antagonize?

Also, considering what happened with Chelsea Cain fucking more

Avengers #20

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: Jun 26, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
The final battle for Midgard! Captain Marvel leads the War Avengers! Hulk battles Ulik! Blade takes on the Black Berserkers of Roxxon! Plus: Daredevil the God Without Fear has a cryptic message that will decide the future of the team.
Rated T+

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