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Synthozoid reviewed Action Comics #1000 Apr 18, 2018
10

Bendis finally came with help from Jurgens.

Action Comics #1000

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Apr 18, 2018

Retailers: This issue will ship with ten covers. Please see the order form for details.
Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today's explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man ...

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10

So glad to have this series back!

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston
Released: Apr 18, 2018

The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns! Picking up immediately where we left off-Lucy Weber has become the new Black Hammer and right as she's about to reveal to our heroes how they got stuck on the farm and can escape she vanishes. Now our new Black Hammer finds herself trapped in a gritty world filled with punk rock detectives, emo gods,...

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Synthozoid reviewed Skyward #1 Apr 18, 2018
7.5

An amusing 60 seconds of reading.

Skyward #1

By: Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett
Released: Apr 18, 2018

"MY LOW-G LIFE," Part One: One day, gravity on earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it's...well, it's pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. ...

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Synthozoid reviewed Batman #45 Apr 18, 2018
5.5

King is a proven talent with other titles. Is he having an intern ghostwrite this? Great artwork though!

Batman #45

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Apr 18, 2018

"THE TRAVELERS" part one! Booster Gold has come to Gotham City, and he's enlisting Batman and Catwoman to go on a time-traveling mission to rescue...Booster Gold! It seems a younger Booster Gold has gone back in time to kidnap an even younger version of himself, and to rescue his own past, Booster must pursue both of his previous incarnations throu...

Synthozoid reviewed Analog #1 Apr 4, 2018
9.5

Great script, great concept, went by too quickly. LOVED IT!

Analog #1

By: Gerry Duggan, David O'Sullivan
Released: Apr 4, 2018

CHAPTER ONE: Five years from now: the security of the internet has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they're entrusted to armed couriers called "Ledger Men," like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis. He's got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watc...

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Synthozoid reviewed Isola #1 Apr 4, 2018
6.0

Not my thing, but maybe yours? Seemingly pointless fantasy.

Isola #1

By: Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl
Released: Apr 4, 2018

Childhood friends BRENDEN FLETCHER (MOTOR CRUSH) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller KARL KERSCHL (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook's ...

Synthozoid reviewed Batman #44 Apr 4, 2018
5.0

Beautiful artwork and a love letter to Zzzzzzzzzz.... Remember when Batman was a detective?

Batman #44

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Apr 4, 2018

"SOMETHING BLUE"! Follow Batman and Catwoman on two separate but parallel paths as their wedding planning kicks into high gear. Selina picks out her dress, and Bruce starts to make arrangements for their new life together-but this being Gotham City, and they being Batman and Catwoman, you can bet that nothing will go as expected!

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DDJamesB - Apr 9, 2018

I think that's what he's trying to say. This is a batman book not a catwoman romance novel.

myconius - Apr 17, 2018

remember when Batman actually had good writing?

Synthozoid reviewed Mister Miracle #5 Dec 15, 2017
10

We are witnessing a classic in progress

Mister Miracle #5

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Dec 13, 2017

How do you spend your last night on Earth? Why, with the one you love, of course! Having been condemned to death by the new Highmaster, Mister Miracle is going to have to return to New Genesis for his execution. Before he does, he and Big Barda go on one last date. But if Scott Free truly is infected by Darkseid, as Orion says, you can bet some dar...

Synthozoid reviewed Mister Miracle #4 Nov 10, 2017
10

The best indie comic on the stands is somehow coming from the DCU. We are through the looking glass!

Mister Miracle #4

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Nov 8, 2017

It's the trial of Mister Miracle! Orion and Lightray are convinced that Scott has become infected with Anti-Life and is working against them to bring down New Genesis. Scott must succumb to their interrogation and physical challenges to prove he's not what they say he is...but how do you speak truth to people who don't want to believe?

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
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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UrbanBarbarian - Dec 14, 2017

2? With a review like that I think you should change it to a solid 1.

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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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