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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.

YourGreenMuse 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+

2.0

The only way Rosenberg's plots can work is by making everyone incompetent and out-of-character.

Rosenberg's run has been abysmal.

Uncanny X-Men #19

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carlos Villa
Released: Jun 5, 2019

First - learn the truth about the Hellfire Club's involvement in the X-Men's quest. Then, the mutant race faces elimination at the hands of a vaccine erasing the X-Gene from future generations...
Rated T+

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #9 Jun 5, 2019
2.5

Hello fuzzy ones!

Still a frustrating reading in regards to pacing. Still unnecessary pages that feel more at home in a graphic designer portfolio trying to land a gig at a corporation.

I did chuckle at Cain's "Take That!" to Marvel.

oh yeah, turns out that chelsea cain is a TERF.

Man-Eaters #9

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Jun 5, 2019

"MOTHERS ARE MAGIC": Introducing our new artist, ELISE McCALL, launching a new arc, AND featuring a special "Tampon Woman and Maxi Pad Girl" team-up? That's right. Also, unicorns. And middle schoolers.

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1.0

Seen people say that Heroes in Crisis is hated because they don't get the subtext -- you know, Wally dealing with loss and so on -- but if it really was about that, then we should have had a book that dealt with that. If that was really the case, why is that particular thing a small percentage of the story? Why is it a bad murder mystery that is not even resolved, but for a taped confession? >
In the end, we just get the heroes stopping Wally from killing himself, gets some hugs, and gets placed in JL jail... hooray *sarcasm*

It's so weird that King can do an excellent book on anxiety and mental illness in Mister Miracle, and completely screw the pooch on the same topic just months later. The highest of highs, the lowest of lows. more

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

3.0

Seen people on twitter to give this series a chance, that you shouldn't judge the series based on the first few issues, that you should withhold judgment until the end -- but just like it happened with Secret Empire, initial impressions ultimately proved right... in the words of Jay Sherman: It stinks.

Heroes In Crisis #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Apr 24, 2019

You've seen all the clues. You've heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it's time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman a...

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myconius - Apr 26, 2019

"Please Jay." ... "Please Jay." ... "Please Jay." ... "what do YOU care?" ... "i said "PEAS" Jay. with those little pearl onions i love so well."

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #8 Apr 24, 2019
1.0

Hello fuzzy ones...

This is not a comic? It's literally not a comic. It's basically a graphic design portfolio. Just like Man-Eaters #4, Man-Eaters #8 is just an exercise in design. As such, it fails as a comic.

I've pointed out that one of the biggest problems with Cain is that there's barely any story in her comics, but this is excessive: if you were to combine Man-Eaters 1 more

Man-Eaters #8

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Apr 24, 2019

"MAN-EATERS PRESENTS: WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME AND CAN IT BE STOPPED?"
This mock guide to female puberty features personal stories, advice, illustrated charts, inspirational tips, and other topics of interest to teen girls-on-the-go who like witchcraft and advanced calculus.

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #7 Mar 27, 2019
3.0

Hello fuzzy ones.

I really kind of wish they would knock it off with the "graphic design" pages -- they just eat away at the comic real estate. Like, I swear the comic is always like 4-6 pages shorter because they love to include these surreal ads and such.

That said, I did not expect that twist at the end.

Man-Eaters #7

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Mar 27, 2019

"RISE OF THE UNICORNS": Don't mistake the silence of the unicorn for weakness. She is silent because she is plotting.

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2.5

Let's shit on wally!

Heroes In Crisis #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Feb 27, 2019

Get a deeper look into the inner workings of Sanctuary. When heroes visited the facility, they relived their trauma through virtual reality, contending with the events that brought them there in the hope of reaching a meaningful resolution. That is, until the trauma took over and escalated these personal events into a full-blown crisis! Find out wh...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #6 Feb 27, 2019
4.0

It took them 6 issues to finally mention transgender people... funnily enough, they don't mention ftm transgenders, so the comic still comes off as weirdly TERFy -- with the implication that only cis women are the ones revolt against the patriarchy and whatnot.

It's just weird -- also, the dad is pretty dumb.

Man-Eaters #6

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Feb 27, 2019

"INDELIBLE IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS": Maude's plan to disrupt the Patriarchy is temporarily thwarted. BUT EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY IN THE END. WE PROMISE.

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SloboSOY reviewed Black Widow #1 Jan 18, 2019
4.5

So the first part of the story isn't making sense. Nat was already compromise in Infinity Countdown. And in this issue she goes in Majipoor at the end (So much of the bad guys will know she is alive). So why do she want to hide their face. Also their is a fall of the number of Mercenary between when she enter and when she use her stinger. I'm more interested by the part where she fear the monster more

Black Widow #1

By: Jen Soska, Flaviano
Released: Jan 16, 2019

...AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HER.
Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now she's tried to overcome that programming, to side with the angels...to be a hero. And where'd that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now she's back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and ...

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Full Spread reviewed Black Widow #1 Jan 18, 2019
5.0

From the generic, toothless opening, I knew this was going to be rough. This series tries to establish Natasha as a protector of women, but the goofy last page undercuts that as well. A tonal mess.

Black Widow #1

By: Jen Soska, Flaviano
Released: Jan 16, 2019

...AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HER.
Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now she's tried to overcome that programming, to side with the angels...to be a hero. And where'd that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now she's back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and ...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Female Furies #1 Feb 6, 2019
3.0

Darkseid gets #metoo'd

Female Furies #1

By: Cecil Castellucci, Adriana Melo
Released: Feb 6, 2019

All their lives the Female Furies have been raised to be the meanest, most cunning and most ruthless fighting force on all of Apokolips. So why are Granny Goodness' girls left behind every time the men go to war? With the might of New Genesis hanging over the planet, and the Forever People making mincemeat out of Darkseid's army, Granny thinks it's...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #5 Jan 30, 2019
5.0

Hello fuzzy ones!

Time for some thoughts on this comic

- First of all, really good art -- that's truly the highlight of the book, isn't it?
- I wish they could cut it out with the parody ads and inserts. It's not clever, it's just eating real estate from the actual story.
- The story is pretty light for that matter in some parts.
- I actually did chuckle at th more

Man-Eaters #5

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Jan 30, 2019

"RAGTIME GOSPEL"
Twelve-year-old girls fight the patriarchy.  
Because someone has to.

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #4 Dec 26, 2018
1.0

This issue is not even a comic, it's just bad over-the-top anvil-dropping satire that actually wants to be taken prima facie because its playing it straight.

Like, I had started to like this comic in an ironic way, but boy... this issue is just... wow...

Man-Eaters #4

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Dec 26, 2018

"CAT FIGHT!"
This exclusive special report will be a must-buy for MAN-EATERS fans and collectors, while also acting as a stand-alone entry point for those who are new to the series. "CAT FIGHT" is the illustrated cat defense manual you, and your customers, have been waiting for.

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #3 Nov 28, 2018
5.5

Hello Fuzzy Ones!

I'm beginning to truly love this comic, in a completely ironic way. Anyways, here goes my bulletpoint review/commentary

- Despite the snark, at least the sex ed/puberty talk is better than the one they offer in Texas public schools.
- That's a nice tip to get rid of blood stains in your laundry, might give it a try next time I get a nosebleed.
- He more

Man-Eaters #3

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Nov 28, 2018

"A VISIT FROM AUNT FLO," Day Three
Maude suspects that the cat lady downstairs may be part of a cult. The toilet is clogged by a strange blockage in the septic system. And a recent spat of deadly mauling attacks takes its toll on the community. Plus: bonus backmatter featuring art and words by smart, angry teens!

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7.0

Every anthology book is a mixed bag, this is no exception.

I think perhaps the story that irked me the most was the one written by Jodie Bellaire, in part because Gotham is canonically a goddamn island, not a place next to the rocky mountains!

Batman: Secret Files #1

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Delve into Batman's case histories and discover brand-new stories by some of comics' most exciting talents. The BATMAN team of Tom King and Mikel Janin provides a framing sequence, setting up our hand-picked teams of creators to take a look at Bat-mysteries past and present. Featuring a bevy of Batman villains, including a look at how the Scarecrow...

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