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9.0

I understand that Moon Girl’s mom was very emotional in the middle of this issue when the Killer Folk attacked Moon Girl at her school, but i found it a bit odd that her mom wanted to just take her home. like, don’t go back to school and pretend to be normal… even though that’s all we’ve harped about for this whole story, come home with me. i did appreciate that Moon Girl stood up and ma more

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #6

By: Amy Reeder, Natacha Bustos
Released: Apr 27, 2016

THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THIS UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP COMES TO AN EPIC CONCLUSION!
•  The KILLER FOLK have the NIGHTSTONE, the key to curing Lunella's INHUMAN gene!
•  DEVIL DINOSAUR is trapped in the MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY!
•  LUNELLA LAFAYETTE must decide between saving her new best friend...or ...

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8.0

The crossover of the century (LAST century) comes to a close in this installment, where our heroes are handily defeated by the villainous Doctor Hugo Strange, and the Men from UNCLE and left without any international criminals to apprehend. hahaha right. this is a ’66 Batman and classic UNCLE story, so this chapter wraps it all up in a nice neat little package! the double-crossers get RE-double- more

Batman '66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E. #5

By: Jeff Parker, David Hahn
Released: Apr 27, 2016

Batman and the agents of U.N.C.L.E. have pulled out every trick and invention at their disposal to combat the Magpie's plans for world domination. But are they prepared for the grandest scheme yet-an open invitation for them to join and take control of T.H.R.U.S.H.?!

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Omega Men #11 May 6, 2016
9.0

Tom King did a great job with this book, and Barnaby Bagenda did really solid work with this series’ art. this issue is setting up the big finale for next issue, and it does so pretty well. i would have liked a bit more story, and i would have liked it to feel like it didn’t fly by so quickly to drop us off at the ending, but other than the pace just feeling a bit rapid, this was a really good more

Omega Men #11

By: Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda
Released: Apr 27, 2016

Crippled and desperate after their brutal defeat on Karna, the Citadel brings an all-out war to the Omega Men as the team attempts to unify all the worlds of Vega in a last stand against their conquerors.

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Star Wars #18 May 6, 2016
8.0

The opening scene of this issue all but makes up for last issues fan-service-a-palooza where we got nerd herding, gambling han, unlikely allies and a rebel space prison that is so top of the line it makes the brig on an Imperial Star Destroyer look like a wild west movie set prison (which were made out of cardboard and balsa wood). I liked seeing Luke get a chance to pilot the Falcon, and this iss more

Star Wars #18

By: Jason Aaron, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Apr 27, 2016

• With the Rebel base completely overtaken, our only hope is...
•  ...Leia...Sana...and APHRA?!?
•  Can they save the Imperial prisoners? Do they want to?
Rated T

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Secret Six #13 May 6, 2016
9.0

The opening sequence of this book has such heart, such emotion- something i wasn’t expecting from a book that is usually packed with humor, fighting and a bit of sexy-sexy-ness thrown in for good measure. Strix, though, is someone who has a lot of vulnerabilities to explore (for a former Talon of the Court of Owls) and this issue does just that. I like seeing Mr. Dibney (aka The Elongated Man) i more

Secret Six #13

By: Gail Simone, Tom Derenick
Released: Apr 27, 2016

The League of Assassins presses in on Strix and threatens to kill her friends in the Secret Six if she doesn't cooperate. She is then confronted by twisted replicas of her teammates, who she must face in combat one at a time. If she is beaten by any of them, the corresponding real member of the Six will be killed. Disoriented and alone, what chance...

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9.0

This book has had consistently superb artwork, and the story, in typical Robert Kirkman fashion, will vary wildly from a dialogue heavy (read: slower) issue, to one that flies by and is filled with fast-paced craziness. this issue has a bit of both to close out the third arc and bring us the last installment before the TV series premier in June (which is sad, ill have a nice book missing off my re more

Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #18

By: Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta
Released: Apr 27, 2016

END OF STORY ARC
Kyle's actions have been tolerated up to this point, but that time is over. The forces of evil are all around him and they are closing in. Kyle will soon learn that there is no escape.

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Old Man Logan #5 May 6, 2016
9.0

This book has been a great way to get your share of Logan Wolverine story in the Main Marvel Universe, while still allowing “regular” wolverine to be dead and x-23, or Laura to take his place and don the mantle of Wolverine. i love the way this book looks and feels, Lemire and Sorrentino really have a natural flow to their work, they just seem to gel together, since their run on Green Arrown, more

Old Man Logan #5

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Apr 27, 2016

Nine months of the year, the desolate town of Killhorn Falls, Canada is cut off from the rest of the world. Cold and dark, visitors are a rarity. So when the time-displaced Old Man Logan comes to town on a mission, people take notice...especially people who have a bone to pick with the former Wolverine. With no way to escape, can Logan protect the ...

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Micronauts #1 May 6, 2016
8.0

I have to admit, I don't really know Micronauts, I never really got into them never got gifted a big box of them from older neighborhood kids or cousins. I did however pickup a handful of Michael Golden's Micronaut books from the 80s. They were long on my list of books to read, but as is usually the case, life got in the way. This story, however, doesn't seem to rely too heavily (or at all) on tho more

Micronauts #1

By: Cullen Bunn, David Baldeon
Released: Apr 27, 2016

THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! With resources dwindling, the long-lost TIME TRAVELERS may hold the key to salvation... but will it mean armageddon for our world?

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Injection #9 May 6, 2016
9.0

This series has been something of a bright spot for me, being a bit of an Anglophile, i enjoy any and everything related to British culture. i just wish there were more Doctor Who references in this story, then i would be truly happy. but it really has a very British look and feel to it, even though the cast of characters are from all over and are located all over as well. but there is just someth more

Injection #9

By: Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey
Released: Apr 27, 2016

Simeon and Brigid are trying not to get killed in New York with Vivek, Maria is pulling her hair out, and Robin is changing his mind. The last time he did that, the Injection was born.

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Grayson #19 May 6, 2016
8.0

This book has been all over the place since the shakeup on creative teams leading into Rebirth, and i just don’t really know if people know how to fill the shoes left behind in most of these books (or probably all of them). This issue sees a lot of what this story has built up towards start to unravel, or just seeing the spiral tighten (i don’t know the correct metaphor for this coco banana bo more

Grayson #19

By: Jackson Lanning, Roge Antonia
Released: Apr 27, 2016

The spy stands alone. Grayson must go rogue from all his former allies, find the truth within the web of lies, and take down Spyral once and for all.

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9.0

Faith wraps up her miniseries in a positive direction, and it even announces the next Faith ongoing series. The art is solid, the bad guy, while a big vague, still suits the story well. I liked to see Archer back in this story, and I loved all the goofy, nerdy cultural references. This book, even with its occasional editorial gaffe, has been a lot of fun to read, and makes me quite excited to read more

Faith (Mini-Series) #4

By: Jody Houser, Francis Portela
Released: Apr 27, 2016

Outnumbered, outgunned, and out of time - but never out of Faith!

Mild-mannered blogger by day and aspiring superhero by night, Faith Herbert never imagined she'd find herself at the center of a story like this! Pursued by the agents of a stealth extraterrestrial invasion at every turn, this former Harbinger Renegade is about to realize th...

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Deathstroke #17 May 6, 2016
8.0

we get a pretty quick, and rather unceremonious reveal for who Lawman is under the mask- which never really sits well with me. i would rather there have been 3 guys in the flashback sequence besides Deathstroke, and we don’t find out who Lawman actually is until later in the issue. but besides that PERSONAL choice difference, i liked this issue. i liked Snakebite’s play-by-play announcer way h more

Deathstroke #17

By: James Bonny, Tyler Kirkham
Released: Apr 27, 2016

Deathstroke has reached the end of the gauntlet on the road to save his daughter, but after battling everyone from the Suicide Squad to Red Hood, will he be able to save himself? As Ra's al Ghul and Lawman enter the fray, Slade Wilson's life will never be the same...

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Daredevil #6 May 6, 2016
9.0

This issue feels to me like the first issue this series SHOULD have had, bringing readers in with a familiar villain, but with a new twist on their story. I love this books art, and I love the cover art even more. This is a well written story, and the fighting is visually stunning and extremely dynamic. I feel like this is starting to gel more with the Daredevil Netflix series, and that's a good t more

Daredevil #6

By: Charles Soule, Matteo Buffagni
Released: Apr 27, 2016

"PRACTICE TO DECEIVE" STARTS NOW!
•  Hell's Kitchen knows no fury like an assassin scorned. Though Matt Murdock has somehow managed to hide his identity from the entire world, there are parts of his past he cannot escape.
•  Elektra Natchios, is back in the Big Apple and she's got a score to settle with The Man...

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9.0

This is a story that is defined by one word- unexpected. i did not expect a flashback sequence with Logan to open the story, or a heartfelt and actually FUN team-up with Squirrel Girl, or for Gabby and Laura to come to any sort of an agreement on their living arrangement. I loved this issue so much, but THAT was to be expected. This is such a good story, and i love seeing x-23 getting a chance to more

All-New Wolverine #7

By: Tom Taylor, Marcio Takara
Released: Apr 27, 2016

• The battle has been fought, and won-but at what cost? As Laura and Gabby attempt to move on with their lives, Wolverine's past seems destined to catch up with her, and wreak havoc.
•  Logan's legacy has cast a long shadow, how can Laura hope to step out of it?
Parental Advisory

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8.0

This book kind of seems like a modern twist on Stand by Me with a gangster twist. I love the artwork, and I think the story has a lot of promise, but I think I would have liked there to be a bit more background on our cast of characters in this issue. Maybe our "mysterious gang" could have benefitted from each getting a more focused introduction, PLUS our little rascals could have benefitted from more

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss
Released: Apr 27, 2016

A fun(ish) crime caper about children! Eleven-year-old Paige and her weirdo friends have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad's help on a heist... the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she's going to have to pull off the heist herself. Like Wes Anderson remaking Reservoir Dogs, 4KWIAB...

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Clean Room #7 Apr 29, 2016
9.0

This issue starts off big, with a flashback to Astrid as a girl, putting the fear of God (or worse) into a creepy guy who picked up Astrid while hitchhiking. she was making her way to a girl who had been abducted by the things that astrid sees in the Clean Room, and they did awful things to her. i learned about the word “portmanteau” which is a combination of two words. i know the idea of comb more

Clean Room #7

By: Gail Simone, Eric Canete
Released: Apr 20, 2016

In this spectacularly disturbing standalone issue, we delve into the depths of Astrid's terrifying personal history, and why demons have haunted her since birth. With guest artist Eric Canete (Iron Man, Love Run Kill).

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9.0

I was actually pretty excited about reading this, but of course, my amazon order was delayed by almost two weeks. so i had to wait to get this book, but once i got it, i threw myself right into it. i love Yannick Pacquette’s art, and i doubt there are many people left on the earth who don’t know my affinity for all things Grant Morrison. This book doesn’t have his typical “Morrison-ing” more

Wonder Woman: Earth One #1

By: Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette
Released: Apr 6, 2016

In this new installment of the New York Times best-selling Earth One original graphic novel line, Grant Morrison (THE MULTIVERSITY) joins with Yanick Paquette (SWAMP THING, BATMAN, INC.) to reimagine Wonder Woman for a new era. Encompassing the vision of her original creator, William Moulton Marston, Morrison presents a Diana who yearns to break f...

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9.0

This series really reads completely differently in trade, maybe because after issue one i switched to digital, but it definitely has a better flow to the story collected and in print. the $10 price tag on this book should really draw in any uncertain potential readers, because Image knows how to hook you into trade waiting for a new series. this book is gorgeous- cliff chiang’s art is amazing, a more

Paper Girls Vol. 1

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA and THE PRIVATE EYE, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure.

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover ...

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9.0

Brubaker and Phillips start their longstanding criminal noir relationship out on a high note in Criminal, enough so that they have made, what, FOUR more noir series together? with Kill or be Killed making their newest outing coming soon? this first issue is great art, and tight writing, with some really beautiful, vintage comic book art used as a means to transition scenes in the story. things sta more

Criminal 10th Anniversary Special #1

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Apr 20, 2016

BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS return ten years later to the world of CRIMINAL for one of their darkest and strangest tales yet. Teeg and Tracy Lawless co-star in this one-shot, a twisted 70s noir about a father and son on the run. Also includes articles, illustrations, and behind-the-scenes extras.

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Black Canary #11 Apr 29, 2016
7.0

This book has been all over the place, and this issue was basically just a holding pattern for what was teased at the end of last issue ALSO being teased again at the end of this issue. there was some good fighting, but not much in the way of “good dialogue” plus an editorial oversight caused a color swap for Batgirl and Black Canary’s hair, so that it looks like DD is holding Batgirl’s ph more

Black Canary #11

By: Brenden Fletcher, Sandy Jarrell
Released: Apr 27, 2016

The true scope of what Dinah's up against stands revealed-and it's an infernal evil that's out of this world! What did this sinister presence do to Dinah's missing mother...and what horrible bargain has the mysterious white ninja made with it?

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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Heartthrob #1 Apr 29, 2016
9.0

This book feels like a cross between that new Kevin Costner movie “Criminal” and Sex Criminals. the artwork has a lot of similarities to sex criminals, but the story is much less, let’s say “graphic”. but it is still very funny. i like that it is a 70’s series, which makes the Fleetwood Mac Rumors variant cover i got make a lot more sense than just being a Fleetwood Mac fan and wanting more

Heartthrob #1

By: Christopher Sebela, Robert Wilson
Released: Apr 13, 2016

A new series about bank heists and thieving hearts from writer Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back), artist Robert Wilson IV (Bitch Planet), and colorist Nick Filardi (Powers). Callie Boudreau hasn't been herself lately. After a lifetime sidelined by illness, she's rescued by a miracle cure in the form of heart transplant surgery, but the life she ret...

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9.0

This book is a nice unique update to the "traditional" kung fu movie style, adding in some SciFi and quite a bit of modern comedic humor to the mix. The art is solid, and the likeness of Bruce Lee is quite good. I liked the idea of a cryogenically frozen kung fu master, unfrozen after 30 years, in 2012 (this may seem like an arbitrary choice, but for someone who thorough enjoys Bruce Lee and who's more

Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises #1

By: Jeff Kline, Brandon McKinney
Released: Apr 6, 2016

Bruce Lee never died. And he hasn't aged. But, Bruce has no idea who he is or why so many "thugs" want a piece of him. Co-written by Bruce's daughter, Shannon Lee, and Jackie Chan Adventures EP Jeff Kline. With alternate Frank Cho cover. Double-sized first issue!

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9.0

As far as free things go, this one is pretty much the best value EVER. I LOVE bkv and his writing and this book is exactly what you'd expect from the creator of Saga and Paper Girls playing in the Walking Dead sandbox. I truly don't want to spoil the reveal that connects this story to the main TWD story, because this story is available in a pay-what-you-want format, DRM-free and in several film ty more

The Walking Dead: The Alien #1

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin
Released: Apr 20, 2016

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8.0

This issue starts off a new arc, and has a VERY dynamic and unique cover to go with it. The story in this issue is almost entirely backstory about Bodolf the Viking, and his time as a worshipper of Thor, but how he grew resentful of him, turned his back on him and how Bodolf was eventually defeated and left destitute at the hands of the thunder god. I love the art, both Russell Dauterman's modern more

The Mighty Thor #6

By: Jason Aaron, Rafa Garres
Released: Apr 20, 2016

THROWBACK THOR'S DAY! A special tale of young Thor adventuring in the age of Vikings! Meanwhile, LOKI conjures up a dark and powerful new enemy: VIKING HULK! Guest artist RAFA GARRAS brings SAVAGE NORSE ACTION because YOU DEMANDED IT!

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8.0

This series has been decidedly the best (and really, ONLY good) thing to come out of convergence. That mess only made my head hurt, and make me question DCs editorial process and their whole process regarding the new 52 and now Rebirth. But this series has been a shining example of what a good book can be. I really appreciated how Jonathan's reaction to being told his parents are from another univ more

Superman: Lois and Clark #7

By: Dan Jurgens, Lee Weeks
Released: Apr 20, 2016

The cosmic menace of Hyanthis hits Earthand this Superman may not be enough to stop her from obtaining the power of the Oblivion Stone. And is Jon starting to manifest superpowers of his own?

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9.0

Not only is this a great Superman book, this issue could serve as a pretty nice Green Lantern short story too! I really love this books art, and max Landis has a really great voice in comics (even if his voice other places is a bit difficult to handle at times...) I love this series, and it has been such a fun ride with superman through his life he has led from smallville to metropolis. Seeing him more

Superman: American Alien #6

By: Max Landis, Jonathan Case
Released: Apr 20, 2016

Pete Ross and Kenny Braverman take a trip to Metropolis to catch up with their old friend Clark Kent, only to find that the Superman phenomenon has taken the city by storm! As Clarks alter ego grows more famous, so do Petes concerns, and the rising tensions between the two friends inadvertently result in an epic encounter of an extraterrestrial nat...

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8.0

This was actually a pretty well crafted ending to the story, I was worried that the story would end without us getting to hear from Uhura in regard to the message she left about the Wagner system. I liked the creative way the cadets solved the problem of being stuck in a parallel/pocket universe, the visuals of this issue were pretty solid, and there was even a bit of humor that was a nice compani more

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #5

By: Mike Johnson, Derek Charm
Released: Apr 20, 2016

In the epic finale of IDW's new hit mini-series, past and present collide as our new crew finds the most unlikely allies in the heart of uncharted space! Can they finally come together and change the future of Starfleet forever?

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9.0

This is a book set in the cinematic Star Trek rebooted universe, and the Klingons are seriously great. So is Doctor McCoy, but that has always been the case. This book was great, the art was very detailed, the story was good and the characters all felt very much like their big screen counterparts. I loved the look of the Klingon ship, and the space battle was really cool looking. I was seriously s more

Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1

By: Mike Johnson, Angel Hernandez
Released: Apr 20, 2016

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the STAR TREK franchise in 2016 with this all-new bi-weekly comics event beginning in April! It's Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew vs. the Klingons in the ultimate showdown! Art by STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN fan-favorite Angel Hernandez!

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9.0

This book is equal parts funny, strange, sassy and scary. This story takes a turn I most certainly wasn't expecting, with Deadpool taking Spider-Man on a double date. Of course the date doesn't work out as planned. Deadpools date is female Thor. But the problem is in Peter's date, at first she is a beautiful blonde, but she turns out to be a succubus, which obviously doesn't sit well with anyone. more

Spider-Man/Deadpool #4

By: Joe Kelly, Ed McGuinness
Released: Apr 20, 2016

• Double date, Deadpool style!
•  Spider-Man finally agrees to hang out with Deadpool outside of adventures, but he might regret it when he discovers that his date is a friend of Deadpool's wife, Shiklah, demon queen of Monster Metropolis.
•  Who's Deadpool's date? Guest-star THOR!
Rated T+

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7.0

This issue wasn't as bad as the last few, story-wise, but the mish mash artwork wasn't great, because it just changes unceremoniously, not like for a real reason. The story, though, moved along well and actually makes Ivy's plant babies make a bit more sense (not a lot, just a little). I still do not agree with the unnecessary inclusion of more Gotham City Sirens, because this was supposed to be a more

Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #4

By: Amy Chu, Clay Mann
Released: Apr 20, 2016

Catwoman and Poison Ivyreunited! As the body count rises at the Gotham Botanical Gardens labs, Ivy needs Selinas help to solve the puzzle...a mystery that seems to involve Ivys blossoming children!

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