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If I had read this when I was still 8 this would have been the most exciting comic I'd ever read and a not-insignificant part of me still feels this way.

The Legend of Wonder Woman #19

By: Renae DeLiz
Released: Mar 16, 2016

Wonder Woman has been making a big splash in the European Theater of Operations, and it’s drawn the notice of Nazi high command-and something even scarier!

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The Legend of Wonder Woman #16

By: Renae DeLiz
Released: Feb 24, 2016

There is a war devastating the Outside World, and Diana cannot help but want to protect the many who are suffering. A chance meeting with Steve Trevor is interrupted by an opportunity to do just that!

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The Legend of Wonder Woman #13

By: Renae DeLiz
Released: Feb 3, 2016

The Holliday Girls are off to Boston! But while the girls go shopping, Etta and Diana have more dangerous errands to run.

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The Legend of Wonder Woman #10

By: Renae DeLiz
Released: Jan 13, 2016

The seas have extracted a harsh price for Diana's rescue of the outsider, casting her adrift upon the shores of Man's World! A kind woman introduces her to this strange new place, but Diana does not wish to stay.

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10

YUP, STILL A PERFECT TEN.

The Legend of Wonder Woman #7

By: Renae DeLiz
Released: Dec 23, 2015

Themyscira is alive with the sounds of Amazons on the hunt. Will they find their prey before Diana has a chance to rescue the outsider who fell from the sky?

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10

Am I still enthralled by this? Yup.

The Legend of Wonder Woman #4

By: Renae DeLiz
Released: Dec 2, 2015

As their training sessions grow more intense, Alcippe teaches Diana about life as well as battle. And as Diana becomes a young woman, the island they both love continues its fall!

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Howard The Duck #7 Jul 2, 2016
7.5

I picked this up because She-Hulk was in it, and I enjoyed her and Daredevil lawyering at one another. I knew this book was funny from the Squirrel Girl crossover, & this issue confirmed for me that Howard the Duck deserves its place on rec lists everywhere. Sadly for me, bank accounts. But I'm glad I had the exra cash this month!

Howard The Duck #7

By: Chip Zdarsky, Kevin Maguire
Released: May 4, 2016

• When a case takes Howard and Tara to the SAVAGE LAND, they need all the help they can get! But instead, they make do with SPIDER-MAN, SHE-HULK, DAREDEVIL and STEVE ROGERS!
•  Join Chip and special guest artist KEVIN MAGUIRE (!!!!) for an issue we like to call "Howard the Duck Volume Six, Issue Seven!"
Rated T+

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9.0

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4

By: Ryan North, Erica Henderson
Released: Apr 22, 2015

• The final showdown between Galactus and Squirrel Girl is here!
•  It's the Power Cosmic versus the Power Chestnut: WHO WILL WIN?
•  Also, Squirrel Girl is late for class. So there's TWO disasters coming!!
Rated T+

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9.5

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5

By: Ryan North, Erica Henderson
Released: May 6, 2015

• The breakout character of 2015 continues her one-woman crusade against injustice and jerks in this standalone issue, a perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
• These TAILS of the Squirrel Girl will show you the Marvel Universe's most powerful super hero from a bunch of brand-new perspectives, several of them QUITE ASTONISHING.

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9.0

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

By: Ryan North, Erica Henderson
Released: Jan 7, 2015

• Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.)
•  That's right, you asked for it, you got it, it's SQUIRREL GIRL! (She's also starting college this semester.)
•  It's the start of a brand-new seri...

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9.5

"Mole Ma'am" haha. Had to deduct .5 stars because the bubble depicting the "Brotastic Brad" has a coloring error in my copy and also the next issue didn't immediately appear in my hands when I finished this one, which was a serious disappointment.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9

By: Ryan North, Erica Henderson
Released: Jun 29, 2016

• The comic that got TWO #1s in its first year now reaches a new milestone: its very first #9!
•  In Part 2 of "I Kissed A Squirrel And I Liked It," Squirrel Girl's date with a chump gets interrupted by MOLE MAN, who is a man who lives underground and can't see that well! Hence the name!!
•  Squirrel ...

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Grayson Annual #3 Jul 2, 2016
5.5

Some funny banter at the start, but overall this issue didn't congeal for me. tThe mini-stories felt like cheap lipgloss tastes; yeah, the strawberry flavor is unequivocally strawberry-flavored, but that's not the same taste as real strawberries. They felt generic and not particularly adroit at revealing elements of Dick Grayson's character that weren't made overt in earlier issues.

Grayson Annual #3

By: Jackson Lanzing, Roge Antonia
Released: Jun 29, 2016

Determined to find out the identity of Spyral's Agent 37, detective Jim Corrigan gathers a collection of heroes who have seen the swirl-faced spy in order to hear their accounts. With guest appearances by Harley Quinn, Azrael, John Constantine and Green Lantern Simon Baz, get ready for some of Dick Grayson's greatest hits!

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Scarlet Witch #7 Jul 2, 2016
9.5

I'd be happy just to see Annie Wu's art (especially w/Vicente's colors), but now I'm sold on picking up anything else Detective Alice Gulliver appears in.

Scarlet Witch #7

By: James Robinson, Annie Wu
Released: Jun 22, 2016

• WANDA MAXIMOFF heads to HONG KONG to solve her next magical mystery.
•  An ancient warlock, the DARK TONGI, has taken hold of the city.
•  The Scarlet Witch must seek the help of a young witch, THE WU. But the Wu has her own battle to fight...
Rated T+

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Nicole WrightN added Wonder Woman (2016) to their pull list Jul 2, 2016

Wonder Woman (2016)

"THE LIES" chapter one
Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: "Drawing Wonder Woman isn't just drawing a comic, it's drawing an icon-the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world," exclaims art...

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Nicole WrightN added The Wicked + The Divine to their pull list Jul 2, 2016

The Wicked + The Divine

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as teenagers. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate po...

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Nicole WrightN added Lumberjanes / Gotham Academy to their pull list Jul 2, 2016

Lumberjanes / Gotham Academy

What's to Love: We adore DC's Gotham Academy and it's been on our wish list to have them somehow meet the Lumberjanes. From the great characters to the fun stories, we saw a world in which these two groups could coexist. Fast forward and here we are-the crossover event we've dreamed about and can't wait to bring to you!

What It Is: Somethi...

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Nicole WrightN added Wonder Woman: Rebirth to their pull list Jul 2, 2016

Wonder Woman: Rebirth

After suffering an unimaginable loss, Wonder Woman must rebuild her mission as Earth's ultimate protector and champion.
DON'T MISS: New York Times best selling writer Greg Rucka returns to Wonder Woman with a tale that will forever alter the DC icon.

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Scarlet Witch #6 May 14, 2016
3.0

Dead Wife plot, uninterrupted by anything of interest. Sauvage gets 2 stars for having a style I enjoy, even when nothing that happens here is particularly memorable. 1 star to Robinson for at least creating a story which is easy to follow-- even if the subject matter is hopelessly cliche and predictable.

Scarlet Witch #6

By: James Robinson, Marguerite Sauvage
Released: May 4, 2016

PARIS, JE T'AIME
•  Wanda's next magical mystery takes her to the streets of Paris, France!
•  There she teams up with broken-hearted hero LE PEREGRINE, who has lost his ability to fly.
•  In order to make him whole again, the SCARLET WITCH will have to risk life and limb visit ghosts of the ...

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Monstress #4 Apr 12, 2016
10

Finally, we get to see more of what Arcanic society looks like, PLUS more monster. As an aside, I'm loving the way even background characters in this book tend to just coincidentally be female. Finally, a fantasy world where women seem to actually take up 50% or more of the population!

Monstress #4

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Mar 16, 2016

Maika's world becomes even more dangerous.

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Monstress #2 Apr 12, 2016
10

I have little to say about the main story beyond "yes, good, more", but adding the Professor Tam Tam section at the end was a good idea. It helps flesh out the world without bogging down the main story. Plus it's nice to see Tam Tam's adorable kitten students after many pages of horrific monster murders. But these pages aren't cute for cute's sake either: Knowing that there are beings in Maika's w more

Monstress #2

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Dec 9, 2015

Maika fights to cross the wall.

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Monstress #3 Apr 12, 2016
10

Relentlessly interesting.

Monstress #3

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Jan 27, 2016

Maika must confront the deadly secrets that live inside her.

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Monstress #1 Apr 12, 2016
10

Liu is a master at creating stories with real depth to them & Takeda's art has never been better. The first issue greatly benefits from getting 66 pages to hook you, since there are a lot of characters to introduce, mysteries to hint at, and expository details necessary to follow along. But it's worth it.

Monstress #1

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Nov 4, 2015

Astonishing X-men and Black Widow writer MARJORIE LIU returns to comics with artist SANA TAKEDA (X-23) for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war b...

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Black Panther #1 Apr 12, 2016
7.5

Good art, lots of interesting stuff packed into the first issue, but it's still a little awkward. There's a lot of exposition; and even though it isn't delivered in a dry & lifeless fashion, there is enough of it that this particular issue doesn't work as a satisfying stand-alone. Although I have high hopes, I'm inclined to wait and see how Coates handles an issue with less set-up and more action more

Black Panther #1

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze
Released: Apr 6, 2016

A new era for the Black Panther starts here!
Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE, "A Nation Under Our Feet" is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther's struggle to do right by his people as their ruler...

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Archie Vs Sharknado #1 Apr 9, 2016
6.0

Goofy, gory, surprisingly charming. Better than actually watching Sharknado, anyway.

Archie Vs Sharknado #1

By: Anthony C. Ferrante, Dan Parent
Released: Jul 22, 2015

It's that time of year in Riverdale! The end of the school year. Time for beaches, barbecues, fun in the sun and... sharknados!?! That's right, get ready as Archie and the gang brave the storm of a tornado full a sharks that riffs off the pop culture phenomenon known as Sharknado! The story unfolds as sharknados are spotted on the "Feast" Coast! Ou...

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The Legend of Wonder Woman #3

By: Renae DeLiz
Released: Nov 25, 2015

Will Alcippe, an Amazon warrior of great renown, trust her instincts and take on a new pupil?

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The Legend of Wonder Woman #2

By: Renae DeLiz
Released: Nov 18, 2015

Princess Diana is the only person who senses the trials facing her beloved home, but her mortality makes it difficult for the other Amazons to trust her intuition.

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7.0

Angela: Queen Of Hel #6

By: Marguerite Bennett, Aaron Kim Jacinto
Released: Mar 23, 2016

WATCH THE THRONE! Who’s the a new ruler of Hel? Angela? Sera? Hela? Leah? Plus: The first meeting between Angela and the new Thor! It, uh...it does not go well.

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Scarlet Witch #3 Apr 3, 2016
7.0

The switch to more conventional comic book art is a little jarring, but it's frankly a relief to get sensible page layouts again. That doesn't mean I'm thrilled to see a few panels of unrealistically low cleavage after two issues which didn't need boring shorthand for "sexy pretty lady" in order to signal that Wanda is stylish and charismatic. But it's not egregiously salacious or disproportionate more

Scarlet Witch #3

By: James Robinson, Steve Dillon
Released: Feb 3, 2016

• A magical curse has befallen the Irish countryside and only the SCARLET WITCH has the cure!
•  A powerful new magician by the name of the EMERALD WARLOCK has his eye on Wanda...but is he friend or foe?
•  Wanda discovers that there is much more to her family history than meets the eye...
Rated T...

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Scarlet Witch #2 Apr 3, 2016
5.0

Rudy's art is beautiful, but his layouts do not seem to be designed with readability in mind. Rudy's pages feel very fluid, but the path the eye is lead on rarely seemed related to the order in which things should be read. This was a big problem for me during the long, banal conversation between Wanda and Hekate.

Rudy's reluctance to use gutters led to a number of places where elements more

Scarlet Witch #2

By: James Robinson, Marco Rudy
Released: Jan 13, 2016

WANDA ENTERS THE LABYRINTH!
•  The sickness in witchcraft is spreading.
•  A murderous creature from ancient lore has come to life and is terrorizing the Greek isle of Santorini.
•  Wanda teams up with Goddess Hekate! But will they uncover something even darker beneath the surface of this mys...

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Nicole WrightN reviewed Scarlet Witch #1 Apr 3, 2016
7.5

Although it's an understandable comparison to make, I don't feel as if Robinson's Scarlet Witch and Jason Aaron's Dr Strange are covering exactly the same ground. Del Rey's moody art style and the obvious regrets hinted at in Wanda's dialogue combined for a much more noir vibe than Dr Strange. Wanda, unlike Stephen Strange, begins her series struggling to moor herself after a long period of detach more

Scarlet Witch #1

By: James Robinson, Vanesa Del Rey
Released: Dec 9, 2015

Witchcraft is broken - and the SCARLET WITCH is on a journey across the globe to fix it. From the back alleys of Manhattan, to the serene Greek Isles, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, Wanda will have to face down her foes and find out who her true friends are. But as Wanda solves magical crimes and pieces witchcraft back together, the most imp...

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