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Synthozoid reviewed Man-Eaters #1 Oct 12, 2018
6.0

I am on board with the feminist message of this book, but the script could be a little more artful in its execution. Look at Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick, similar message, but that is a damn good book. BP is compelling, has thoughtful pacing, and leaves the reader wondering what will happen in the next issue. Man-Eaters is just too on the nose and seems to be the same joke over and over. I' more

Man-Eaters #1

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

Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling thriller writer CHELSEA CAIN returns to comics with a new ONGOING SERIES!
A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats-easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of...

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daddyT reviewed Supergirl #23 Oct 11, 2018
7.0

I thought the art took another downturn. And the story isn't bad but is a bit annoying.

from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 7.
+1 because: krypto! and a nice enough story going on

Supergirl #23

By: Marc Andreyko, Kevin Maguire
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Supergirl's cosmic quest continues as she searches the galaxy for the truth about Rogol Zaar's connection to Krypton's destruction-and if there are any other culprits to be brought to justice. The library police are hot on Kara's trail after she breaks into the Green Lantern database on Mogo, but she's short on credits to pay the fine.

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Synthozoid - Oct 12, 2018

From a base of 6? Does that mean 6 is the best or the worst? A 6 point scale? Are you saying you prefer a 6 point system? Daddy T, you are an enigma wrapped in a cosmic cube wearing Supergirl's headband.

daddyT - Oct 13, 2018

nah... if a book is just "meh" - good enough to get me to read the next one usually, but with nothing to complain about or nothing really good either, it gets a 6. there are various ways to get points added or removed. "confusing" gets -1, "great art" gets plus 1, etc. this book was pretty average with nothing to really move me except that between the mildly interesting story and Krypto, it got one extra point.

Synthozoid reviewed X-Men: Black: Mojo #1 Oct 12, 2018
10

Very funny and great artwork. Hoping this bodes well for the Uncanny relaunch.

Oh, and c-gate can taste Mojo's yellow schwanzstucker.

X-Men: Black: Mojo #1

By: Scott Auckerman, Nick Bradshaw
Released: Oct 10, 2018

THE SPINELESS SHOWMAN TAKES CENTER STAGE!
That's right - that most successful producer ever to pack the cross-time airwaves, the man himself, MOJO, has yet another plan in place the boost his ratings at the X-Men's expense! And I'm sure he would say it's THE MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK YOU'LL EVER READ!
PLUS: Part 2 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE...

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RBL reviewed Superman #4 Oct 10, 2018
2.0

This is gonna be my shortest review yet.

The first page of this comic can be used to describe this whole issue, nay, the whole volume, perfectly. The first statement in this comic describes the Phantom Zone as the Nightmare Dimension where Krypton sent its worst creatures, criminals, and GARBAGE. That last statement is exactly what this volume continues to be, the pile ever growing with more

Superman #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Oct 10, 2018

As Superman fights to protect the world  from Rogol Zaar and the Kryptonian convicts trapped inside the Phantom Zone, the greatest minds on Earth devise a risky plan to return the planet from the deadly prison. With the Earth continuing to crack and crumble and its greatest heroes fall, can the Man of Steel hold the line and give his adop...

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RBL - Oct 12, 2018

Thanks, man. Nice to see someone else appreciates that book, it's really good mix of espionage, sci-fi action. Would really like to see a few more titles in that line, but so far it's going strong.

READ RUMBLE - Oct 13, 2018

I agree with your analysis RBL and actually I just dropped both Superman and AC from my pull list.

Synthozoid reviewed Outpost Zero #4 Oct 12, 2018
5.0

The first two issues were fantastic. Now... it's not. It is a lot of talking heads, with moderately interesting dialogue, and adequate indie-style minimalist artwork. The issue ends with somewhat of a cliffhanger and then it says that this is the end of the first arc. Really? This was an arc? Was there a "middle" and "end" that I missed? This seemed like all "beginning." Next issue is in December more

Outpost Zero #4

By: Sean McKeever, Alexandre Tefenkgi
Released: Oct 10, 2018

END OF STORY ARC

With one friend dead, Alea confronts Sam about what really happened out there on the Frost... and the fallout will shake the Outpost's very foundation.

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Synthozoid reviewed Superman #4 Oct 11, 2018
8.0

Script stalls a bit after the momentum from last issue, still fun

Superman #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Oct 10, 2018

As Superman fights to protect the world  from Rogol Zaar and the Kryptonian convicts trapped inside the Phantom Zone, the greatest minds on Earth devise a risky plan to return the planet from the deadly prison. With the Earth continuing to crack and crumble and its greatest heroes fall, can the Man of Steel hold the line and give his adop...

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Synthozoid reviewed Avengers #9 Oct 10, 2018
10

Great artwork, great script, fun book!

Avengers #9

By: Jason Aaron, David Marquez
Released: Oct 10, 2018

WORLD WAR BELOW!
With the underwater world on the brink of war, the Avengers go aquatic to save the day, but air-breathers are no longer welcome in the undersea city of Atlantis. And Namor, the Sub-Mariner, lord of the seven seas, has a bold new plan that will change the balance of power on Earth forever.
Rated T+

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Fr0stB1te reviewed Dead Rabbit #1 Oct 5, 2018
9.5

Great introduction to the story line. I had a great time reading this and even made me laugh at one point. It's a must read if you like vigilante type story. Looking forward to how this is going to unfold, I'm already hooked.

Dead Rabbit #1

By: Gerry Duggan, John McCrea
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Back in the '90s, DEAD RABBIT was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he's back in the mask to save her, but no one-not his wife, the mafia, or the cops-is happy that he's out of retirement.

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9.0

Dead Rabbit #1

By: Gerry Duggan, John McCrea
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Back in the '90s, DEAD RABBIT was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he's back in the mask to save her, but no one-not his wife, the mafia, or the cops-is happy that he's out of retirement.

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Herushalaim rated Dead Rabbit #1 Oct 4, 2018
9.0

Dead Rabbit #1

By: Gerry Duggan, John McCrea
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Back in the '90s, DEAD RABBIT was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he's back in the mask to save her, but no one-not his wife, the mafia, or the cops-is happy that he's out of retirement.

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Synthozoid reviewed Blackbird #1 Oct 6, 2018
7.0

I really wanted to like this, but it is goes so hardcore into anything-goes type fantasy, I'm out. Nice artwork.

Blackbird #1

By: Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel
Released: Oct 3, 2018

An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL!

In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she's crazy. The bigger problem: sh...

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myconius reviewed Batman #56 Oct 3, 2018
4.5

it's too bad the rest of the issue didn't match up with the first few pages.

aside from a very cool opening...
the rest of this comic was a who lot of nothing. just random scenes of Batman looking for KG Beast questioning random characters, spread throughout random scenarios...
...Batman & Bronze Tiger somewhere in Asia, fighting random ninjas...
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Batman #56

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Oct 3, 2018

The Dark Knight's looking to drop both the hammer and sickle on the KGBeast, whose rampage across Gotham City takes a toll on Nightwing when he's injured in the fray. Blaming himself for his ward's fate, Batman gets grimmer than usual-and vows to take the Russian assassin down like the Berlin Wall. Is even Gotham City ready for that much violence? ...

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DC Stuff - Oct 15, 2018

Kanto doesnt let him know its worth it, just he is alive. In fact, kgbeast hasn't seen his father in over 25 years so "worth it" isnt really logical.

myconius - Oct 15, 2018

"btw Alan Moore is my fav writer." - i'm still trying to figure out why you bothered to say that? all you do is go on and on about Tom King.

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Linkush reviewed Batman #56 Oct 3, 2018
9.5

This issue was quick and brutal. I loved it.

Batman #56

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Oct 3, 2018

The Dark Knight's looking to drop both the hammer and sickle on the KGBeast, whose rampage across Gotham City takes a toll on Nightwing when he's injured in the fray. Blaming himself for his ward's fate, Batman gets grimmer than usual-and vows to take the Russian assassin down like the Berlin Wall. Is even Gotham City ready for that much violence? ...

Synthozoid reviewed Shatterstar #1 Oct 4, 2018
3.0

I love what Peter David did with Shatterstar in his run on X-Factor. This was nothing like that. Don't waste your money as I did.

Shatterstar #1

By: Tim Seeley, Carlos Villa
Released: Oct 3, 2018

A gladiator, a warrior, a hero...the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he's always been is deadly. He's not a man you want to cross or you'll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar.
Rated T+

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Synthozoid reviewed Jook Joint #1 Oct 4, 2018
7.5

The story is fine but the visuals are way too gory for my taste. If you like graphic horror, this may be your thing.

Jook Joint #1

By: Tee Franklin, Alitha Martinez
Released: Oct 3, 2018

TEE FRANKLIN (BINGO LOVE) and ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) team up for a timely horror series from the Deep South!

Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping... and the women? The women are to die for. There's only one rule: "Keep your hands to y...

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Synthozoid reviewed Dead Rabbit #1 Oct 4, 2018
9.0

I really enjoyed this. It's a straightforward vigilante story, not incredibly original, but incredibly fun. I'll stick around for #2!

Dead Rabbit #1

By: Gerry Duggan, John McCrea
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Back in the '90s, DEAD RABBIT was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he's back in the mask to save her, but no one-not his wife, the mafia, or the cops-is happy that he's out of retirement.

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Herushalaim reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 26, 2018
4.0

Yeah, this was totally about exploring mental health, glad that's what all the advertising focused on. This reads like the generic King Batman. So if you're into that, you'll probably like this. Unless you don't like characters being murdered for shock value alone... Hmm, well who cares anyway who will like this. Everyone's reading it anyway.

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...

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Synthozoid - Sep 27, 2018

I still approve.

Herushalaim - Sep 27, 2018

Bravo.

Synthozoid rated Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 26, 2018
9.5

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...

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Synthozoid reviewed Sentry #4 Sep 26, 2018
7.5

The script by Lemire is consistently enjoyable. The artwork looks like a Kickstarter book.

Sentry #4

By: Jeff Lemire, Aaron Kim Jacinto
Released: Sep 26, 2018

With his mind and both worlds he inhabits being ripped apart, Sentry comes face to face with one of his oldest enemies, and his only salvation may be his damaged ex-sidekick, Scout.
Rated T+

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Synthozoid reviewed Superman #3 Sep 24, 2018
9.0

Enjoying this

Superman #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Sep 12, 2018

Guest-starring the Justice League! Locked inside the Phantom Zone, the Earth stands poisoned and its heroes lie dying, with no idea how to escape the deadly Kryptonian trap. But an even deadlier threat invades as Rogol Zaar teams with those who have been imprisoned inside the Phantom Zone to use Earth to escape, not caring if they destroy the plane...

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ohhaimark reviewed Fantastic Four #2 Sep 14, 2018
4.0

(Warning, there are spoilers below. Don't say I didn't warn you)

THE GOOD:

-Sara Pichelli's art was quite good. She captures the character and tone of the issue really well.

-I like just how fun this series is. It's a bit like the modern MCU movies (Minus Infinity War), it's just a fun adventure.

-I think that Slott captures the characters of Reed and S more

Fantastic Four #2

By: Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli
Released: Sep 12, 2018

WISH YOU WERE HERE!
What have Reed, Sue and the kids been up to all this time? What adventures have they been on? What strange new friends have they found along the way? What deadly new enemies have they made? And what are Franklin and Valeria's new codenames? All these questions will be answered... just in time for ENTIRE UNIVERSES TO DIE!
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Synthozoid reviewed Fantastic Four #2 Sep 24, 2018
7.5

Great artwork, mediocre script. I hope that the Future Foundation, especially the Richards kids, get written out of this series soon.

Fantastic Four #2

By: Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli
Released: Sep 12, 2018

WISH YOU WERE HERE!
What have Reed, Sue and the kids been up to all this time? What adventures have they been on? What strange new friends have they found along the way? What deadly new enemies have they made? And what are Franklin and Valeria's new codenames? All these questions will be answered... just in time for ENTIRE UNIVERSES TO DIE!
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Herushalaim reviewed Mister Miracle #11 Sep 21, 2018
7.5

Well, this was better than the last few issues, for sure. I hope, with the ending, that this doesn't become an "it was all a dream" thing or a set-up for Heroes in Crisis. I want Mister Miracle, Barda and Jake to be brought into the Rebirth universe at the end of all this because anything else would be an absolute waste. We know from the cover of Heroes in Crisis #1 that Mister Miracle and Barda m more

Mister Miracle #11

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Sep 19, 2018

If there's one thing popular fiction has taught us by now, it's: never make a deal with the devil! And yet Mister Miracle is still listening when Darkseid approaches him with just such a devilish proposition-if Scott sends his newborn son to Apokolips, there will be peace on New Genesis. Since when has Darkseid been famous for his honesty?! It'll b...

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Br'er Lapin - Oct 8, 2018

You can buy that, but it is highly unlikely to be the real reason.

Herushalaim - Oct 9, 2018

Maybe if Jim Zub wasn't already doing stuff with Viv and Vision, like Vision dying and everything, it'd be more unlikely.

Synthozoid reviewed Avengers #8 Sep 24, 2018
9.0

The artwork is great (the face thing doesn’t bother me), the team lineup is interesting, and the script mostly works. Aaron seems to be writing in the style of the MCU, especially for Thor and Black Panther. I actually like this. My only complaint is the dialogue for Hulk (formerly She-Hulk), I wish Aaron didn’t write her to be such a twit.

Avengers #8

By: Jason Aaron, David Marquez
Released: Sep 19, 2018

"WORLD TOUR" PART ONE
In the aftermath of their world-shaking battle against the Dark Celestials, the new Avengers team is officially formed, complete with a startling new headquarters at the top of the world. Behold the wonders of Avengers Mountain. But someone who doesn't seem impressed is Namor, the ferocious lord of Atlantis, whose rage may...

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Synthozoid reviewed Batman: Damned #1 Sep 22, 2018
10

DC delivers a satisfying package of story/artwork without gettting too nutty. I felt a little shafted by the price tag, but It was worth it to not read about some cockamamie crossover.

Batman: Damned #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
Released: Sep 19, 2018

DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here!
The Joker is dead.
There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.
Problem is, Batman can't remember... and the more he digs into this labyrinthin...

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Synthozoid reviewed Mister Miracle #11 Sep 22, 2018
10

It’s perfect. King is even topping his work on Vision. Just astounding.

Maybe Batman can be this good, too? Please?

Mister Miracle #11

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Sep 19, 2018

If there's one thing popular fiction has taught us by now, it's: never make a deal with the devil! And yet Mister Miracle is still listening when Darkseid approaches him with just such a devilish proposition-if Scott sends his newborn son to Apokolips, there will be peace on New Genesis. Since when has Darkseid been famous for his honesty?! It'll b...

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Synthozoid reviewed Return of Wolverine #1 Sep 19, 2018
6.5

The script is all over the place and the artwork... hard to believe McNiven pencilled this whole issue.

Return of Wolverine #1

By: Charles Soule, Steve McNiven
Released: Sep 19, 2018

HE'S BACK, BUB.
Parental Advisory

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Synthozoid reviewed Plastic Man #1 Sep 15, 2018
6.5

Really wanted to love this, but it was just ok. I’m enjoying the Terrifics but this just isn’t as good. Needs more heart and humor.

Plastic Man #1

By: Gail Simone, Adriana Melo
Released: Jun 13, 2018

Meet Eel O'Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he's also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week's garbage. Literally. Don't worry, though-he bounced back from all that, and now he's trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get r...

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Synthozoid reviewed Moon Knight #188 Sep 8, 2018
6.5

Don’t like the new direction. Lazy horror. Boring.

Moon Knight #188

By: Max Bemis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Nov 8, 2017

CRAZY RUNS IN THE FAMILY  Part 1
A new day is dawning and with it comes an enemy unlike any that Marc Spector, Moon Knight, has ever faced.  Moon Knight has always been a protector from the shadows, but this new enemy is looking to extinguish that shadow with blinding light and fire.  Get ready for the introduction of Moon Knight's greate...

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Synthozoid reviewed The Walking Dead #183 Sep 5, 2018
5.0

Goes where you think it will. Kirkman seems to be on autopilot cashing checks from AMC.

The Walking Dead #183

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Released: Sep 5, 2018

It's chaos in the commonwealth... and Michonne is without her sword.

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