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Synthozoid rated Mister Miracle #3 Oct 16, 2017
10

Mister Miracle #3

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Oct 11, 2017

The groundbreaking new series from the creators of The Sherriff of Babylon and BATMAN #14-15 continues. The insanity of war is the insanity of Mister Miracle. Darkseid and Orion's forces clash violently on the battlefields of New Genesis. Stained with blood and glory, the New Gods fight on. As they move closer to victory, Scott and Barda begin to s...

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Synthozoid reviewed God Complex #1 Oct 12, 2017
9.0

Great artwork, compelling setup, I'm interested in seeing what happens next.

God Complex #1

By: Paul Jenkins, Hendry Prasetya
Released: Oct 11, 2017

In the futuristic city of Delphi, a young digital-forensics investigator named Seneca finds himself embroiled in the bizarre murders of three church acolytes. Guided by his cryptic mentor, the Ruler named Hermes, Seneca uncovers a stunning conspiracy and a mystery that will turn his entire world upside down. From writer PAUL JENKINS (Inhumans, Wolv...

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Synthozoid reviewed Slots #1 Oct 10, 2017
2.0

This reads like a Nic Cage straight-to-video movie. One cliche after another. Tries to be noir but fails miserably. Stick with Brubaker.

Slots #1

By: Dan Panosian, Dan Panosian
Released: Oct 4, 2017

NEW SERIES
You can say this about the life of Stanley Dance: he did it his way. Unfortunately, his way never took getting old into account. Now, the former boxer is on his last legs, looking for redemption...but he'll settle for going down swinging.
  
Roll the dice with superstar artist DAN PANOSIAN as he creates a bold and b...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Marvel Legacy #1 Sep 27, 2017
7.0

This was frustrating. There were some cool reveals and hints at future story lines but most of the book was pointless. To compare to Rebirth (which is impossible not to do), Johns planted the seeds for the future of DC through a unified theme. This, however, was just a bunch of little teases at random story lines without any sense of a connecting thread. I will say that the art was fantastic; arti more

Marvel Legacy #1

By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
Released: Sep 27, 2017

EVERYTHING STARTS HERE!
It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child's prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you've been waiting for - and one you've been dreading!
Jason Aaron (MIGHTY THOR) and Esad Ribic ...

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Synthozoid reviewed Marvel Legacy #1 Sep 28, 2017
7.0

Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.

Marvel Legacy #1

By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
Released: Sep 27, 2017

EVERYTHING STARTS HERE!
It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child's prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you've been waiting for - and one you've been dreading!
Jason Aaron (MIGHTY THOR) and Esad Ribic ...

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Synthozoid reviewed Bloodshot: Salvation #1 Sep 22, 2017
8.5

I'm new to Bloodshot, but this seemed like a good jumping on point. Script was OK but the artwork was beautiful, especially the coloring, hyper-realistic images.

Bloodshot: Salvation #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Lewis Larosa
Released: Sep 20, 2017

A BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES! From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never t...

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Synthozoid reviewed Winnebago Graveyard #4 Sep 22, 2017
7.5

Not much of a script. We never find out much about the characters or why all of this is happening. Satanists do the darnedest things!

Winnebago Graveyard #4

By: Steve Niles, Alison Sampson
Released: Sep 13, 2017

MINI SERIES FINALE! The end is near. Christine fights to keep her family alive as Satanists attack.

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Synthozoid reviewed Gasolina #1 Sep 22, 2017
4.0

Part slice of life, part crime, part nonsensical horror. Aimless and ugly. After the last page, I dropped Gasolina straight into la basura.

Gasolina #1

By: Sean Mackiewicz, Niko Walter
Released: Sep 20, 2017

NEW SERIES! Fugitives. Rebels. Newlyweds. In their journey south from El Norte, Amalia and Randy have played many roles in order to survive. Now, they must become unlikely leaders in the fight against a new cartel who uses inhuman tactics to ignite the most monstrous war Mexico - and the world - has ever seen. Everything burns in this new series fr...

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Synthozoid reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #2 Sep 22, 2017
6.0

BATMANIUM?!?!?!?!? I'm out. Nice artwork though.

Dark Nights: Metal #2

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Sep 13, 2017

As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World's Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth's heroes be ready?

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Synthozoid reviewed Saga #46 Aug 31, 2017
7.5

It's fine, just a lot of tangents from the main story. The main... saga. :-)

Saga #46

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Aug 30, 2017

An operation and a farewell.

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Synthozoid reviewed Last Song #1 Aug 30, 2017
6.5

Really wanted to like this. It looked like a mix of Local and LDB when I flipped through it in the store right before i bought it. It's not terrible, it's just not very good.

Last Song #1

By: Holly Interlandi, Sally Cantirino
Released: Jul 12, 2017

Nicky Marshall was saved by rock and roll - or so he likes to think. An awkward upbringing and turmoil following his father's suicide led Nicky to form a band called Ecstasy with his childhood friend Drey. The music takes them to Los Angeles, raw and gritty and teeming with personalities.
Nicky thinks they're ready for stardom, but no one's ev...

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Synthozoid reviewed Southern Bastards #17 Aug 22, 2017
8.0

Building up tension, seems like a lot of action is coming next month.

Southern Bastards #17

By: Jason Aaron, Jason Latour
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"GUT CHECK," Part Three
The bleachers are slick with blood as Coach Boss faces some brand-new competition on and off the field.

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Synthozoid reviewed Winnebago Graveyard #3 Aug 22, 2017
7.5

Mostly gore and not much story in this one. It only took one minute to read. I have a feeling this will read better in a collected edition.

Winnebago Graveyard #3

By: Steve Niles, Alison Sampson
Released: Aug 16, 2017

  "WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD," Part Three
Finally, a glimmer of hope for Christine and family. A young man named Deacon lends the family a hand. Now all they have to do is fight their way through a town of Satanists.

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6.5

Worth 25 cents.

Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #0

By: Marguerite Bennett, Moritat
Released: Aug 16, 2017

In this riveting relaunch, the guardian of the jungle, SHEENA, pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon's most ancient secrets... Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait -- and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!

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Gizmo reviewed Astonishing X-Men #1 Jul 24, 2017
9.0

It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you without a strong X-book to step to. Think of all the weak products you slept through. Time's up I'm sorry I kept you.

Astonishing X-Men #1

By: Charles Soule, Jim Cheung
Released: Jul 19, 2017

ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US!
An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will a...

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Synthozoid - Aug 11, 2017

Rakim!

Gizmo - Aug 12, 2017

Synthozoid for the win!!!

Synthozoid reviewed Astonishing X-Men #1 Aug 11, 2017
9.5

I can't remember enjoying an X-book this much since Whedon's run on Astonishing.

Astonishing X-Men #1

By: Charles Soule, Jim Cheung
Released: Jul 19, 2017

ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US!
An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will a...

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Synthozoid reviewed Mister Miracle #1 Aug 10, 2017
10

We are in for a Vision level series.

Mister Miracle #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 9, 2017

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

7.0

Beautiful artwork, but skippable.

Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1

By: Cullen Bunn, R. B. Silva
Released: Aug 9, 2017

• Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor.
•  But when Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself...or learn that her fate is sealed?
Rated T+

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Synthozoid reviewed God Country #6 Jun 22, 2017
9.0

It's excellent. Minus 1 because it's over.

God Country #6

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Jun 21, 2017

MINISERIES FINALE
Our story comes to an earth-shattering conclusion as Valofax meets its maker, Roy learns what it means to be a father, and Emmett Quinlan confronts God in the dying Kingdom of Always...

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Synthozoid reviewed Dark Days: The Forge #1 Jun 18, 2017
9.0

Surprisingly great. Hit a bunch of nostalgia buttons for me, AND I can't wait to see wait happens next. Hard to pull off. My only gripe is the changing artists. Just have Romita draw the whole thing.

Dark Days: The Forge #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jun 14, 2017

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes?
The great c...

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6.0

The first issue of BP that does not work. This reads and looks like fan-fic.

Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1

By: Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Maria Frhlich
Released: Jun 14, 2017

DECONNICK & DE LANDRO PRESENT: THE TRIPLE FEATURE!
Ripped directly from the world of BITCH PLANET, a crack team of creators spin three teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule.
PLUS: Essays, letter column, and more!
100% Grade A satire. Accept no substitutes.

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Synthozoid reviewed Winnebago Graveyard #1 Jun 16, 2017
8.0

Intriguing. Gory parts were a bit much though.

Winnebago Graveyard #1

By: Steve Niles, Alison Sampson
Released: Jun 14, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE
An American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret.

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Synthozoid reviewed God Country #5 May 19, 2017
10

Keeping up the quality. Love it.

God Country #5

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: May 17, 2017

A new storm rumbles on the horizon. Those left standing in its wake will long remember the day the God of War came to West Texas. The time for talking is done. The battle for Valofax begins here.

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Synthozoid reviewed Royal City #3 May 17, 2017
8.0

I love it, but this does not work in short installments. It will be a fantastic graphic novel when collected.

Royal City #3

By: Jeff Lemire, Jeff Lemire
Released: May 17, 2017

JEFF LEMIRE's ambitious new graphic novel continues as Tara Pike awakens, lost in a strange other world that may hold the secrets to her unhappiness. Meanwhile, the Pike brothers reunite with disastrous consequences.

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8.0

I liked it but I would prefer a New Gods book from Allred instead. Can't see this lasting more than 6 issues.

Bug: The Adventures of Forager #1

By: Lee Allred, Michael Allred
Released: May 10, 2017

An all-new Young Animal miniseries begins! Forager is just one of the Hive before he breaks out of his cocoon and finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm. There he meets all kinds of strange creatures: a ghostly girl, a talking teddy bear and otherworldly weirdos that have literally jumped out of his worst nightmares. But these inte...

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Synthozoid reviewed Wild Storm #3 May 13, 2017
10

Ellis makes you wait for the action, but he REALLY delivers.

Wild Storm #3

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Apr 19, 2017

Angela Spica is wounded, alone and hiding from black-ops killers sent by her own benefactor, the man she thought responsible for her well-being-the mastermind behind an assassination attempt the Engineer just foiled. But, unknown to her, she might yet have a chance to survive this terrible day. The Grifter has a plan.
A storm is building. And ...

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8.5

Bought this on a whim. Fun and funny, worth 4 bucks.

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder
Released: May 3, 2017

A NEW ERA OF COSMIC ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE!
Double ships every month!
The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they've ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the pea...

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Synthozoid reviewed X-Men: Gold #2 May 3, 2017
4.0

Mutant deportation? Remember when this book was a metaphor for racism? Now it's just about racism. Too on the nose. Boring.

X-Men: Gold #2

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf
Released: Apr 26, 2017

BACK TO BASICS!
•  An all-new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS is rampaging through New York City!
•  And there are some surprising familiar faces in their ranks...
•  Can the X-MEN subdue their foes and former friends?
RATED T+

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Synthozoid reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #8 May 2, 2017
10

Fantastic.

Kill Or Be Killed #8

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Apr 26, 2017

BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' runaway hit just keeps coming! Dylan is being hunted by both the good guys and the bad guys, but his mission must go on, regardless.

And remember, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED has the extra back-page content BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS fans have come to expect.

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7.5

I enjoyed it, but it's not a must-read. After all of these comics we still have no more insight into the Engineers than we did at the end of the film,

Prometheus: Life and Death (One Shot) #1

By: Dan Abnett, Brian Thies
Released: Apr 26, 2017

The final installment of the Life and Death saga!
The surviving Colonial Marines on the planet LV-223 face a final battle with an injured and enraged Engineer-and, somewhere out in space, three trapped humans seek to change the course of the Engineer's ship . . . and possibly the history of humanity!

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