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The Alchemist dropped The Batman Who Laughs (2018) from their pull list Sep 21, 2019

The Batman Who Laughs (2018)

Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts. He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of ...

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The Alchemist dropped Catwoman (2018) from their pull list Sep 21, 2019

Catwoman (2018)

The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough ...

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The Alchemist dropped Amazing Spider-Man (2018) from their pull list Sep 21, 2019

Amazing Spider-Man (2018)

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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The Alchemist rated Absolute Carnage #3 Sep 20, 2019
10

Absolute Carnage #3

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Sep 18, 2019

THE SUMMER OF SLAUGHTER CONTINUES!
•  After the harrowing events at the end of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2, Venom and Spider-Man have to deal with the hard truth that not everybody will make it out of this conflict in one piece... if they make it out at all, that is.
•  As Carnage continues to amass strength and allies...

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The Alchemist added Absolute Carnage (2019) to their pull list Sep 20, 2019

Absolute Carnage (2019)

After turning Venom's world upside down a year ago, DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are about to put the Sinister Symbiote through hell again, only this time CARNAGE has come calling, and everyone who's ever worn a symbiote is dead in his sights! He's skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but Cletus Kasady at last stands poised to m...

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The Alchemist reviewed Captain America #13 Sep 2, 2019
6.0

Meh.

I feel like this is going nowhere and I'm wasting my time/money with this. Might drop it if the arc doesn't get better.

Captain America #13

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jason Masters
Released: Aug 28, 2019

"THE LEGEND OF STEVE" BEGINS!
On the run from the law and pursued by a dogged Nick Fury, Steve Rogers and the Daughters of Liberty begin to take the fight back to the Power Elite and their insidious minions! First up, it's a trip to the border with the White Tiger to uncover the secrets behind the group known only as THEM!
Rated T+

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The Alchemist reviewed Absolute Carnage #2 Aug 29, 2019
10

Perfection

I want more !!

Absolute Carnage #2

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Aug 28, 2019

• After the terrifying conclusion of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1, a new player is on the board, and it's NOT who you'd expect!
•  Barely able to escape with their lives, SPIDER-MAN and VENOM have no choice but to drag a slew of other heroes into Carnage's crosshairs.
•  Worse yet, Carnage's rampage through Ne...

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The Alchemist rated Absolute Carnage #1 Aug 16, 2019
10

Absolute Carnage #1

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Aug 7, 2019

After turning Venom's world upside down a year ago, DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are about to put the Sinister Symbiote through hell again, only this time CARNAGE has come calling, and everyone who's ever worn a symbiote is dead in his sights! He's skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but Cletus Kasady at last stands poised to m...

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The Alchemist commented on this:
8.0

Great issue. The story is still a little weird& I wouldn’t be surprised, if Omega was another former Robin going total psycho, but the scenes with Joker, especially where he made jokes about Robin were fun to read. Scarecrow was also cool in this issue, hope he also appears in the final one. Wish whatever was done to him& Bane would be explored more.
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Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jul 31, 2019

The world has been destroyed, and Batman is on a quest to find out who's responsible. But when villains from his past begin to complicate things for the Dark Knight, he finds an unlikely ally in a place known as "the Plains of Solitude."

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The Alchemist - Aug 1, 2019

Black Label is for stories that's happening in DCU but not canon or related with ongoings

Darkseid24 - Aug 1, 2019

I know, but my point is, that it was announced as a label for comics with mature content, but nothing of this has mature content.

The Alchemist reviewed Mister Miracle #11 May 22, 2019
10

Didn't like the series as a whole, but Holy Batman that issue was incredible !

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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The Alchemist reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #21 May 16, 2019
6.5

Can't wait for this event to be wrapped up so I can move on another monthly ongoing. :(

Amazing Spider-Man #21

By: Nick Spencer, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: May 15, 2019

THE CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION OF "HUNTED" IS HERE!
•  Spidey faces an impossible situation that will push him as far as he's ever been pushed.
•  Who lives and who dies when the hunters become the prey?
Rated T

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The Alchemist rated The Mighty Thor #706 Apr 24, 2019
10

The Mighty Thor #706

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Apr 25, 2018

  AT THE GATES OF VALHALLA!
THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR finale
•  The battle against the Mangog is finished. And the losses have been profound.
•  So what - if anything - remains of the story of Jane Foster, Goddess of Thunder?
•  And where do the other gods possibly go from here?
Rated T+

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RaisingBlack reviewed Heroes In Crisis #8 Apr 24, 2019
3.5

I am really over DC's event comics that are not what DC promises. The reveal feels convoluted and outside the character of the murderer. DC continues to get a pass on these books that are supposed to rewrite the status quo but never do. Doomsday Clock never is out in a timely manner and we have long passed the promise of the importance of Dr. Manhattan being a major part of the DC Universe. Dark K more

Heroes In Crisis #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Apr 24, 2019

You've seen all the clues. You've heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it's time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman a...

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Nihilist - Apr 24, 2019

True that. Still, if delays mean quality final product, I can wait for new issues of Doomsday Clock. Rushed events, like No Justice or this garbage, while on time, don't offer anything to the reader. Especially this one - it's just pure trash, and has been since #1.

7.0

Amazing Spider-Man #18

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Mar 27, 2019

"HUNTED" PART 2
•  Kraven's plan begins to unfold in CENTRAL PARK!
•  He lets the prey loose and the hunt begins.
•  But Kraven isn't the hunter this time. Who has Spider-Man in their crosshairs?!
Rated T

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The Alchemist rated Doctor Strange #12 Apr 24, 2019
7.5

Doctor Strange #12

By: Mark Waid, Barry Kitson
Released: Mar 27, 2019

• After the incredible #400, Doc is finally face to face with the man who controls Earth's magic!
•  What chance does Strange have against a foe who can literally turn Strange's spells off?!
Rated T+

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The Alchemist rated Star Wars #64 Apr 24, 2019
7.5

Star Wars #64

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: Apr 3, 2019

"THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN" PART 3
•  LEIA leads her covert team deep into the heart of the royal palace of SHU-TORUN.
•  BENTHIC leads the PARTISANS deep inside the horrific edifice of THE SPIKE.
•  A rebel victory could cripple the Empire for good. A little scourging is one thing...but th...

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8.5

Amazing Spider-Man #18.HU

By: Nick Spencer, Ken Lashley
Released: Apr 3, 2019

"HUNTED" TIE-IN!
•  Spider-Man's most dangerous villain, THE GIBBON, is back and -
•   He's not Spidey's most feared foe? Then why are we? You want me to read the script?
•  Oh man. That's insane.
Rated T

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The Alchemist rated Captain America #9 Apr 24, 2019
7.5

Captain America #9

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert
Released: Apr 3, 2019

CAPTAIN OF NOTHING continues!
No costume, no shield, trapped behind bars with a thousand villains and killers who'd like nothing more than to see him dead, Steve Rogers fights back - and he can do it all day!
Rated T+

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The Alchemist rated Batman #68 Apr 24, 2019
7.5

Batman #68

By: Tom King, Amanda Conner
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Batman is making his way to the end of his Knightmares, but his unseen enemy has a few more tricks up his sleeve. It's time once again to stick a knife into the Caped Crusader's broken heart, letting the groom-that-could-have-been peer in on the bachelorette (or should that be "Catchelorette"?) party that never was. Artist Amanda Conner (Harley Qui...

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The Alchemist rated Batman #69 Apr 24, 2019
7.0

Batman #69

By: Tom King, Yanick Paquette
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The Dark Knight is breaking through the bad dreams and coming out the other side. But is he ready for the culprit waiting through the veil of terror? And what lasting effects might this whole ordeal have on Bruce Wayne's psyche? With artist Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE) jumping on board to tackle the art, "Knightmares" comes to a shocki...

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The Alchemist reviewed Flash #65 Feb 27, 2019
6.5

Gotham Girl is the least interesting character that has came out in the last 10 years.

Flash #65

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Feb 27, 2019

"THE PRICE" finale! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held accountable...by the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League's past has mysteriously re-opened, and ...

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The Alchemist reviewed Venom #11 Feb 21, 2019
9.5

Best title in Comics right now. I've never liked the character of The Maker until now

Venom #11

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Feb 20, 2019

• The sinister symbiote skulks the streets of San Francisco!
•  With the symbiote silenced and Eddie finding parts of his memory missing, will he be able to find the answers he's looking for in the Golden City?
•  Or will the return to his old stomping grounds reveal secrets better left buried?
R...

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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #5 Jan 30, 2019
1.0

Nicaragua In Crisis or how I learned to love CIA and forget about the crimes.

You should definitely buy this book if you like Clay Manns art which (despite the problems with the portrayal of women) is very, very good. This issue is a gallery of Mann's art but there's zero plot. A filler issue. The "twists" and "revelations" were leaked before Heroes In Crisis #1 was published. The dialo more

Heroes In Crisis #5

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn't supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the 'Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn't lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash conti...

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Rascal4Hire reviewed Heroes In Crisis #5 Jan 30, 2019
1.0

Made an account just for this series. 32 year old with depression. Been fighting it my whole life. This book and especially the last two issues caused me to feel real shitty about it, spending my money to read this pile of crap. I've supported Tom King in everything he's done so far. But this is shit. From the treatment of characters I love and care to how mental health is portrayed in the book. I more

Heroes In Crisis #5

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn't supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the 'Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn't lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash conti...

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Darkseid24 - Feb 3, 2019

I keep reading it, because it affects so many characters. Could be true, but isn’t PTSD reliving trauma through flashbacks? I don’t think that was shown in any issue. As a fan of the villains& I’m reading comics just because of them, I don’t think they need to be aspirational, but that’s only my opinion. I understand if people have other expectations than me.

Synthozoid - Feb 3, 2019

"I've battled with my thoughts, battled with my sexuality, I want both depicted correctly." How can King possibly depict your exact experiences?

The Alchemist added Punisher (2018) to their pull list Jan 20, 2019

Punisher (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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8.5

Detective Comics #996

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Jan 16, 2019

In the catacombs under Paris, Henri Ducard is not going to sit and wait for the death that's coming for everyone who helped to train Batman...he's going to wrestle it to the ground and put a bullet between its eyes! Good plan-but what if it just gets right back up? Can even Batman save him then?

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The Alchemist rated Venom #9 Jan 17, 2019
10

Venom #9

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Dec 5, 2018

• The smash hit of the summer continues with...
•  VENOM NO MORE?!
•  'Nuff said!
Rated T+

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The Alchemist rated Venom #8 Jan 17, 2019
10

Venom #8

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Nov 14, 2018

"THE ABYSS" CONTINUES!
•  After the gut-wrenching events of last issue, Eddie Brock finds himself alone for the first time in a LONG time, and the silence is deafening...
•  A can't-miss issue for those looking to see the beginnings of next summer's VENOM epic!
Rated T+

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The Alchemist rated Venom #7 Jan 17, 2019
10

Venom #7

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Oct 10, 2018

"THE ABYSS" STARTS HERE!
•  Just when you thought the blockbuster story of the summer couldn't get any more intense, Donny Cates and special guest artist and Venom veteran IBAN COELLO (VENOMVERSE, VENOMIZED) turn the story on its head AGAIN!
•  But face front, True Believers, because it won't be dragons and god...

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The Alchemist rated Venom #6 Jan 17, 2019
10

Venom #6

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Sep 19, 2018

• After a brief connection to the GOD-HOST, EDDIE and the VENOM symbiote have emerged with brand new powers!
•  A good thing too, as they'll need every upgrade they can get as they head down a collision course with the primordial symbiote GRENDEL!
Rated T+

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