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DarePool53 added Captain America (2018) to their pull list Nov 17, 2018

Captain America (2018)

IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA.
For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra's takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield...and a new enemy is rising!
Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the sy...

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Br'er Lapin reviewed Border Town #3 Nov 9, 2018
2.0

Historians believe aliens created the pyramids because they are racist towards Egyptians, cops' biggest fear are black people, immensely ignorant white principals with zero manners. All preached to us by a hipster white dude who probably hasn't ever been discriminated against in his life. What a shitshow. It's a shame there are so many stupid lines like that, because I was into this book on the pr more

Border Town #3

By: Eric M Esquivel, Ramon Villalobos
Released: Nov 7, 2018

The crazy old lady known only as La Curandera tells a tale that begins 500 years ago in the Aztec Empire at the peak of its strength and ends in her dirty little Arizona gift shop with four kids and a wayward Chupacabra, all of whom are meant to save the world from an ancient evil. Alas, it's a school night. But our heroes defy their destinies at t...

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TheImageIsStrong - Nov 13, 2018

Couldn't agree more with your comment and rating. I wish I would of never picked this up. After issue 3 I was like this is BS. Look at the critics compared to us fans when rating this very bad and very untrue book.

DarePool53 dropped Cable (2017) from their pull list Nov 9, 2018

Cable (2017)

WALK SOFTLY...AND CARRY A BIG GUN!
CABLE sees the mighty mutant return on a brand-new mission...with all of time in the balance!  When Cable picks up the trail of a threat in the timestream, he sets off on a high-speed, history-spanning chase to save reality as we know it. From prehistory to modern day, whether it's a six-gun duel at ...

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DarePool53 added Avengers (2018) to their pull list Oct 25, 2018

Avengers (2018)

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.

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DarePool53 is now following Garbage Tier Media Reviews Oct 22, 2018

Garbage Tier Media Reviews

Reviews: 48

Pull List: 19

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DarePool53 reviewed Flash #56 Oct 16, 2018
7.0

Despite staccato plot progression and underwhelming art (just not a fan of Scott Kolins, sorry), this is a pretty solid issue.

Would’ve given this a 6 if not for the awesome cover art by Dan Panosian.

Flash #56

By: Joshua Williamson, Scott Kolins
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Things are about to get hot-very hot!-when Flash has to battle fire monsters generated by his longtime nemesis, Heat Wave. Unfortunately, the pilot light blew out in Mick Rory's head, because he's comatose from the effects of the Sage Force! How can the Scarlet Speedster reach his old frenemy and get him to put out the fire monsters? Looks like Com...

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DarePool53 rated Immortal Hulk #7 Oct 15, 2018
8.5

Immortal Hulk #7

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 10, 2018

• They're the reason he died. They're the reason he came back. Now THE AVENGERS have to bring him in.
•  But how far will even Earth's Mightiest Heroes go to cage... the IMMORTAL HULK?
Rated T+

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DarePool53 rated Amazing Spider-Man #7 Oct 15, 2018
7.5

Amazing Spider-Man #7

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Oct 10, 2018

• Boomerang is, no joke, the worst roommate ever.
•  Not only does he prove the phrase "three's a crowd" but also, he somehow talks Spider-Man into going to the Bar With No Name...
•  ...putting Spidey in the crosshairs of dozens of super villains!
Rated T

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DarePool53 rated Justice League #9 Oct 15, 2018
7.5

Justice League #9

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Oct 3, 2018

THE ROAD TO "DROWNED EARTH"! Superman and Batman can't agree on how to put back the moon-you know, the one that went missing in issue #1. On the other hand, Wonder Woman and Aquaman have faith in each other, working together on a new addition to the Hall of Justice. Martian Manhunter takes Hawkgirl under his wing to test out the limits of her recen...

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DarePool53 rated Nightwing #50 Oct 15, 2018
6.0

Nightwing #50

By: Ben Percy, Chris Mooneyham
Released: Oct 3, 2018

"Knight Terrors" begins here! The big issue #50 kicks off an epic four-part story that brings together critical moments of fear and doubt from the past and the present. A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy u...

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DarePool53 dropped Superman (2018) from their pull list Oct 14, 2018

Superman (2018)

A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the all-new SUPERMAN! The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes... with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the c...

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DarePool53 dropped Captain America (2018) from their pull list Oct 14, 2018

Captain America (2018)

IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA.
For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra's takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield...and a new enemy is rising!
Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the sy...

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DarePool53 added Superman (2018) to their pull list Oct 14, 2018

Superman (2018)

A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the all-new SUPERMAN! The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes... with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the c...

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DarePool53 added Mairghread Scott to their creator watch list Oct 13, 2018
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DarePool53 added Batgirl (2016) to their pull list Oct 13, 2018

Batgirl (2016)

"Beyond Burnside" Chapter One: The Batgirl you know and love is going global with Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Goldie Vance) and all-star artist Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE). In order to up her game, Babs travels to Japan on a quest to train with the most elite modern combat ma...

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Br'er Lapin reviewed Batgirl Annual #2 Aug 30, 2018
9.0

Quite a welcome jump in tone, from overly optimistic and hopeful to dark and moody. I read an interview from Mairghread saying she wanted to capture the darker likes of Gail Simons's Batgirl and I believe she has succeeded tremendously with both this and to a only barely lesser extent #26.

Batgirl Annual #2

By: Mairghread Scott, Elena Casagrande
Released: Aug 29, 2018

Sibling rivalry takes on a whole new meaning in this one-shot story that tracks Batgirl's hunt for a serial killer whose M.O. strikes a familiar chord. Namely, a disturbing similarity to her brother, current convict James Gordon Jr. Family bonds are restored during a visit to his maximum- security surroundings, but Babs' doubts linger. Is James Jr....

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DarePool53 reviewed Batgirl Annual #2 Oct 13, 2018
8.5

Coming into this unfamiliar with the creative team, I was very pleasantly surprised.

Really digging the reversion to a darker tone, and looking forward to seeing where Mairghread Scott is going with Babs.

Batgirl Annual #2

By: Mairghread Scott, Elena Casagrande
Released: Aug 29, 2018

Sibling rivalry takes on a whole new meaning in this one-shot story that tracks Batgirl's hunt for a serial killer whose M.O. strikes a familiar chord. Namely, a disturbing similarity to her brother, current convict James Gordon Jr. Family bonds are restored during a visit to his maximum- security surroundings, but Babs' doubts linger. Is James Jr....

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DarePool53 reviewed Doomsday Clock #7 Oct 13, 2018
10

Pure comic book brilliance.

This sort of work is the reason people fall in love with the medium.

If I start gushing about Gary Frank’s art, I’ll probably never stop. Suffice it to say that the artwork is as phenomenal as it’s been throughout the whole series so far.

The wait for the next issue is going to be excruciating.

Doomsday Clock #7

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Sep 26, 2018

The critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue the groundbreaking miniseries bringing the world of WATCHMEN to DC. In this chapter, the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's curiosity with the DC Universe is revealed as the planet teeters on the edge of the Super-War.

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mrDovydas reviewed Doomsday Clock #7 Sep 26, 2018
9.5

There we go, now this one will definitely won't leave anyone saying how this series isn't what they expected it to be. This is definitely the best issue so far. Will the next ones be as good? I'd easily bet on that. That bi-monthly schedule is killing me, I'd happily pay a significant amount of money to know what happens next.

Doomsday Clock #7

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Sep 26, 2018

The critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue the groundbreaking miniseries bringing the world of WATCHMEN to DC. In this chapter, the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's curiosity with the DC Universe is revealed as the planet teeters on the edge of the Super-War.

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Br'er Lapin reviewed Doomsday Clock #7 Sep 26, 2018
10

We're in it now, boys.

Doomsday Clock #7

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Sep 26, 2018

The critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue the groundbreaking miniseries bringing the world of WATCHMEN to DC. In this chapter, the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's curiosity with the DC Universe is revealed as the planet teeters on the edge of the Super-War.

8.0

Bizarre, thought-provoking, and downright creepy at times!

I’m very keen to learn more about the titular character, with these first four issues only supplying a very gentle drip feed.

I think the art complements/augments the perverse scope of the stories being told, even though I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of it.

Overall, I recommend this to anyone with a more

Ice Cream Man Vol. 1: Rainbow Sprinkles

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo

Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, addiction, musical fantasy...there's a flavor for everyone's misery. ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series, featuring disparate "one-shot" tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And...

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DarePool53 reviewed Justice League Dark #3 Oct 7, 2018
9.0

Having an absolute blast reading this series.

Tynion’s intriguing plot is enhanced by the excellent art - combining to create a creepy, atmospheric thrill ride.

Anyone remotely intrigued should do themselves a favour and give this a try!

Justice League Dark #3

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Wonder Woman! Swamp Thing! Zatanna! Man-Bat! Um...Detective Chimp! The JL Dark team may not be strong or deep enough to stop the omnipotent Upside-Down Man from taking over our entire plane of existence. UDM takes the JLD apart one by one, but Wonder Woman might have enough mojo to keep everyone alive. Turns out Diana had a power not even she knew ...

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7.5

Red Hood and the Outlaws #26

By: Scott Lobdell, Pete Woods
Released: Sep 12, 2018

Jason Todd's about to take this vigilante game to a whole new level. His partners, Bizarro and Artemis? Gone! His mentor, Batman? Out! His base of operations, Gotham City? Abandoned. Cast out and alone, Red Hood embarks on a bold, brutal new mission, with a new costume, new weapons and a new plan to punish evildoers across the DCU. Plus, Pete Woods...

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DarePool53 reviewed Punisher #2 Oct 6, 2018
10

I don’t give many books a 10, but this issue just hit all the right notes for me. I can understand why Kudranski’s art is divisive, but I absolutely love it, and it’s ably supported by the inks and colours.

I didn’t want this issue to end and I’m now counting down the days until I can get my hands on issue #3. Really hope Rosenberg/Kudranski get a lengthy run.

Punisher #2

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Sep 26, 2018

YOU CAN TAKE THE PUNISHER OUT OF THE WAR MACHINE...
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he's hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way...

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DarePool53 reviewed Punisher #1 Oct 6, 2018
8.0

Some issues with flow and pacing, possibly due to the need to set up the arc. However, this is an excellent book that’s more than convinced me to add the series to my pull.

Punisher #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Aug 22, 2018

YOU CAN TAKE THE PUNISHER OUT OF THE WAR MACHINE...
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he's hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way...

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8.0

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Garry Brown
Released: Sep 19, 2018

TIES THAT BIND!
Years ago, Spider-Man came back from an alien world with a fantastic new costume - one he eventually learned was a living alien symbiote looking to bond with him permanently!  But before he rejected the costume that went on to become VENOM, many a night the symbiote would creep onto Peter, and unbeknownst to its host, ...

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DarePool53 is now following Spider-Man Prime Oct 1, 2018

Spider-Man Prime

Reviews: 257

Pull List: 18

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DarePool53 reviewed Deadpool #4 Oct 1, 2018
8.0

Really enjoying the whackiness of this run.

Great fun that I look forward to every month.

Deadpool #4

By: Skottie Young, Scott Hepburn
Released: Sep 5, 2018

DEADPOOL IS IN FOR A WORLD OF WEIRD!
•  A merc job leads Deadpool to one of the strangest corners of the Marvel U...WEIRDWORLD!
•  Not only that, he's fallen into a TIME STORM! Oh no, not a Time Storm!!! Anything but a Time Storm!!! Wait...what's a Time Storm?
•  Monsters! Sorceresses! Man-T...

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Talon1load reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 28, 2018
4.0

Hey more depressed out of character heroes written by King. Wow, who would have guessed. THis book was advertised as dealing with mental health but all we got was death. King doesn’t seem to know how to tell a story without senseless death and depression. The art was great but the rest was just meh. Which I guess is a step up from the writers normal trash.

Heroes In Crisis #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 26, 2018

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

DarePool53 rated Batman #54 Sep 28, 2018
4.0

Batman #54

By: Tom King, Matt Wagner
Released: Sep 5, 2018

Dick Grayson-the original Robin-gets to spend some quality time fighting crime with his mentor for the first time since Batman popped the question to Catwoman. It's a walk down memory lane as Bruce Wayne helps Dick get over the loss of his high-flying acrobat parents, which in turn led to his crime-fighting career. Guest artist Matt Wagner (Mage, T...

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