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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #63 Apr 12, 2021
9.0

It was very entertaining. And currently I want nothing more from ASM.

Amazing Spider-Man #63

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Apr 7, 2021

• We all the know the romantic story of R&J! Star-crossed lovers, deep-seeded family enmity, tragic ending...
•  Wait, who are Romeo and Juliet? We're talking about Randy and Janice! Yep, Peter Parker's roommate and The Beetle have been dating and that information finally gets out to their fathers...
• &nb...

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Afre reviewed Venom #34 Apr 11, 2021
9.0

Like other issues of these tie-ins, it is mostly set-up and not necessary to read. However, it is very good, has great art and teases interesting things to come.

Venom #34

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Apr 7, 2021

THIS IS IT!
•  After a pulse-pounding race to the finish, VENOM #34 stands as the series' final tie-in to the KING IN BLACK epic!
•  But is this issue also the end of the Venom symbiote as we know it?!
•  From maestros DONNY CATES, IBAN COELLO and JESUS ABURTOV, this one sets the stage for V...

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Afre reviewed King In Black #5 Apr 11, 2021
10

I really liked this event. It's one of my favourites in a long time.

It's not masterpiece. Nor complex. Nor deep. But it doesn't need to be. It's fun and exciting ride with amazing artwork and I don't need anything more out of it.

King In Black #5

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Apr 7, 2021

WHAT'S A GOD TO A NONBELIEVER?
Rated T+

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2.0

The worst DC event I've ever read. The art is the only positive this one has.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Collected

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo

Get ready for the reality-shattering encore-now in a new deluxe edition! Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, the legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth, reunite for one last tour of DC’s Dark Multiverse. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman...

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Afre reviewed Immortal Hulk #45 Apr 7, 2021
9.5

Ready or not, here comes Joe.

Immortal Hulk #45

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Apr 7, 2021

• The Hulk is at his lowest point.
•  His strength is gone. His friends cannot reach him. Gamma itself has turned against him. What hope is there now?
•  What hope is left... for THE WEAKEST THERE IS?

Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Batman #107 Apr 6, 2021
5.5

I really liked the art. It was great.

As for the story. There is one. It moves like a snail would. So it makes this one hard to recommend. Since nothing happens here.

Again, very "meh" issue.

Batman #107

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Apr 7, 2021

Tensions are sky-high in Gotham City following the events at Arkham Asylum, and public opinion and unrest are starting to boil over. The Dark Knight has his hands full juggling the investigation of the reappearance of an old enemy and the rise of a new gang in Gotham called the Unsanity Collective...Gotham City is getting more dangerous by the minu...

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8.0

Symbiote Spider-Man: King In Black #5

By: Peter David, Greg Land
Released: Mar 31, 2021

THE COLLISION COURSE WITH THE KING IN BLACK COMES TO A SPACE-SHATTERING CONCLUSION!
•  The god-king of the symbiotes has made his presence known across space and time - will the assembled heroes of Marvel's yesteryear be enough to stave off his suffocating darkness, or will every corner of the Marvel Universe fall to the KING IN ...

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Afre reviewed Black Cat #4 Apr 4, 2021
9.5

As someone who started reading Spider-Man in 09 and started with BND, I'm very familiar with Lily Hollister and I've missed seeing her.

And I liked everything this issue offered.

Black Cat #4

By: Jed MacKay, Nina Vakueva
Released: Mar 31, 2021

"THE QUEEN CAT"
•  There's another Cat on the scene and she doesn't play nice.
•  Lily Hollister's life has taken some turns. From socialite daughter of the district attorney to fiancée of Harry Osborn to goblinized Menace... The last turn to imitation hero called Queen Cat seems to have stuck.
•...

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Afre reviewed Silk #1 Apr 4, 2021
9.0

It is very good. Nothing was done poorly in the first issue and it got me interested.

Silk #1

By: Maurene Goo, Takeshi Miyazawa
Released: Mar 31, 2021

By day Cindy Moon is an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire Threats & Menaces under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she's Silk, crime fighting super hero! But those worlds are about to collide, as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger! Who is this powerful new player i...

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Afre added Silk (2021) to their pull list Apr 4, 2021

Silk (2021)

By day Cindy Moon is an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire Threats & Menaces under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she's Silk, crime fighting super hero! But those worlds are about to collide, as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger! Who is this powerful new player i...

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Quinn reviewed Batman/Catwoman #4 Mar 30, 2021
4.0

What can I say? King's weaknesses as a writer are out in full force in this issue.

We are now a third through this story line and we know virtually nothing. Andrea Beaumont, for all intents and purposes, is a new character and we know nothing about her, her relationship with Bruce and her relationship with Selina. There is the movie, but this is her comic's debut and it's been a long ti more

Batman/Catwoman #4

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Mar 31, 2021

The Joker has hidden a bomb in Gotham-but there might be a bigger explosion if Batman proves his suspicions true, and Catwoman actually knows where it is! It’s a dangerous secret that threatens to destroy the couple’s relationship in its early days, and it’s going to reverberate throughout their time together. In the present day, it will affe...

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Weird Science Jim - Mar 30, 2021

Agree 200% with not knowing Phantasm! I see the same thing starting with Red X in Teen Titans Academy. Introducing a cartoon character into the comics should be a big deal, but Tom King seems like he is too lazy to do any of the leg work and just hopes you watched the movie!

Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #62 Mar 24, 2021
9.0

Sometimes it seems that Spencer uses self-awareness (like how we didn't see Gog until this arc) to highlight the shortcomings in his books and that way neglate the criticism it would get. Does it work? On me, yes it does, I do the same thing. So it's not a negative from me, just a thing I noticed.

Other than that, this book works. I'm really liking all of this. I really have no problems more

Amazing Spider-Man #62

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Mar 24, 2021

NEW COSTUME DEBUTS!
•  Kingpin makes it personal with Peter Parker and New York City itself will pay the price!
•  And another fuse lit more than thirty issues ago reaches its explosive destination.
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed King In Black: Spider-Man #1 Mar 23, 2021
9.0

This was really well written tie-in.

King In Black: Spider-Man #1

By: Jed MacKay, Michele Bandini
Released: Mar 17, 2021

ALL WEBBED UP WITH NO PLACE TO GO!
Rated T+

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Afre rated Thor #13 Mar 19, 2021
9.0

Thor #13

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Mar 17, 2021

"PREY" PART FIVE OF SIX!
A vengeful Donald Blake, Thor's enchanted ax, Jarnbjorn, and the World Tree - not a good combination! With Thor still nowhere to be found, Blake is about to finish what he started: the end of Asgard! Meanwhile, Valkyrie manages to track down the long-absent Odin, but he is not the same All-Father he once was. Can Odin ...

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8.0

It is very bizarre and has a cast that usually we don't see together.

David makes it work very well.

Symbiote Spider-Man: King In Black #4

By: Peter David, Greg Land
Released: Feb 24, 2021

FORCES COLLIDE!
•  Spider-Man and his allies learn you can't just walk around Knowhere without running into trouble...
•  Enter: ULIK!

Rated T

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DoorMan reviewed Batman: Urban Legends #1 Mar 9, 2021
10

I always jump at the opportunity to read Zdarsky's material. Really enjoyed his piece here and very much look forward to this series.

Batman: Urban Legends #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Eddy Barrows
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes-and villains-who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:
• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with...

Afre reviewed Batman: Urban Legends #1 Mar 11, 2021
9.0

I'm only here because of the Red Hood story. And damn it was good. Chip needs to start writing Jason as well.

As for the others? I guess they were fine.

Batman: Urban Legends #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Eddy Barrows
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes-and villains-who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:
• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with...

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Afre reviewed Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 Mar 10, 2021
6.5

Back when I started reasing ASM 12 years ago, I really liked Bachalo's art and Kelly's Grim Hunt.

But this? It feels hard to say what I think about it. It feels a bit messy? The innder dialogue for Spidey felt a bit off.

Itäs not bad by any means. But not particulary good either.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

By: Joe Kelly, Chris Bachalo
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Get ready for the most action-packed, pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping comic OF ALL TIME! As the name implies, once you read page one, panel one, SPIDER-MAN DOES NOT STOP! A mystery at Empire State University thrusts Spider-Man into an adventure that starts in uptown Manhattan and will take him around the world, pitting him against Marvel Univers...

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Afre reviewed Daredevil #28 Mar 10, 2021
10

An aftermath of King in Black shouldn't be this good.

But it is. So good.

Daredevil #28

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 10, 2021

A NEW DAREDEVIL RISES TO PROTECT HELL'S KITCHEN!
Matt Murdock is a killer - but while he's serving his time as the masked vigilante called Daredevil, Hell's Kitchen has suddenly been left without a guardian devil.
Or it was, until ELEKTRA NATCHIOS took it upon herself to protect Murdock's neighborhood and his legacy as the NEW DAREDEVIL!

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aleyuma - Mar 10, 2021

even the tie-ins shouldn’t have worked (even though Imo King in black had unusually good tie ins like Black Cat) and yet they did.

Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #61 Mar 10, 2021
9.5

This was such a fresh issue. I didn't expect this kind of shift to the status quo, but I'm liking it very much. I'm very interested to see what will happen next, especially since Kindred will be taking a backseat for now.

Gleason art was wonderful, especially the second page.

Amazing Spider-Man #61

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Mar 10, 2021

• Peter Parker gets a new job!
•  Spidey gets a new look!
•  And Kingpin's plans start coming together!
Rated T+

Afre reviewed Immortal Hulk #44 Mar 10, 2021
10

HOLY MOLY HULKAMOLY.

Like damn.

This book continues to surprise me.

Immortal Hulk #44

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Mar 10, 2021

• In New York, the U-Foes are hunting a weakened Hulk - with the one thing that can kill him for good.
•  In New Mexico, the new Sasquatch faces something even weirder than he is.
•  Something very strange is happening to Jacqueline McGee.
•  And far above the world, HENRY PETER GYR...

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Psycamorean reviewed The Joker #1 Mar 9, 2021
7.0

The main story with Jim Gordon is actually well done, but I could not give a shit about that Punchline backup.

The Joker #1

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Following the events of Infinite Frontier #1, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement-and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces ...

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Quinn reviewed Batman #106 Mar 2, 2021
5.0

What to say? I get what the author is doing, but I reject the premise of the story. We see Batman and Clownkiller track down thieves using hovermachines to steal stuff and Bats tell Clown not to kill or maim, they're just thieves.

We see the latest villain saying Gotham is going to hell and why don't you, new mayor, buy my tech to save the city. It's the beginning of the Magistrate. The more

Batman #106

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 3, 2021

Following the tragic events of Infinite Frontier #1, Batman and his new ally, Ghost-Maker, must reckon with a new gang operating in Gotham City-but are they connected to the reemergence of the Scarecrow? Meanwhile, shadowy billionaire Simon Saint pitches an advanced law-enforcement system to the new mayor! The creative team behind the epic “The J...

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Quinn - Mar 6, 2021

Mingthemerciless, glad someone gets my humor. And bingo. Tynion’s characters are bland, interchangeable forgettable. I too await Alfred’s return. But the way Tyrion writes the book, I keep thinking Alfred is just in the kitchen, and he is not really dead. And who are they kidding. We all know he is coming back. Why bother “killing” him at all. Or I could be wrong.

Bats20832 - Mar 7, 2021

I was just re-reading The Outsider story again the other night in Detective Comics #356 (October 1966). Alfred always comes back. I don't know how they will do it. But if they buried Alfred and had him come back as The Outsider, we know anything is possible. Heh and that was in "canon." Well, with "everything" being "canon" now, who knows what will happen?

Afre reviewed King In Black: Thunderbolts #3 Mar 3, 2021
9.0

It's stupid. But it is good. And worth the read.

King In Black: Thunderbolts #3

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Mar 3, 2021

THE EXPLOSIVE FINALE!
•  What are the Thunderbolts doing with the Sentry's body?
•  Oh...Oh, no. Really? That's the plan??? Well, as long as everything comes out all right in the end.
•  Wait, THAT'S how it ends??? YIKES.
Rated T+

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8.5

I really enjoyed this. And I hope we will see more of 65 MJ in the future.

King In Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #3

By: Seanan McGurie, Flaviano
Released: Mar 3, 2021

AMP VS. AMP, SYMBIOTE VS. SYMBIOTE, FRIEND VS. FRIEND!
•  Unwittingly pulled into her bandmate Gwen Stacy's interdimensional adventures and the Marvel Universe, MARY JANE WATSON of Earth-65 has bonded to a symbiote and become a new and deadly iteration of CARNAGE!
•  As dragons rain from the sky and New York fi...

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Afre reviewed Batman #106 Mar 3, 2021
5.0

There wasn't anything to liek or dislike. I'm starting to get bored by this run.

At least when I was reading King's run, I felt something. Anger and disappointment yes, but it was something.

This is just eh.

Batman #106

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 3, 2021

Following the tragic events of Infinite Frontier #1, Batman and his new ally, Ghost-Maker, must reckon with a new gang operating in Gotham City-but are they connected to the reemergence of the Scarecrow? Meanwhile, shadowy billionaire Simon Saint pitches an advanced law-enforcement system to the new mayor! The creative team behind the epic “The J...

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myconius - Mar 26, 2021

myself, i prefer "eh" over the frustration of what "Ding-A-Ling" King was doing to Batman. 😂😂😂

Afre rated Black Cat Annual #1 Mar 2, 2021
9.0

Black Cat Annual #1

By: Jed MacKay, Joey Vazquez
Released: Nov 13, 2019

• You are cordially invited to the wedding of Black Cat and Spider-Man!
•  In lieu of gifts, please turn off all your security systems, laser grids and counterweight giant stone traps.
•  All this AND a bonus story?!
Rated T

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Afre reviewed Black Cat #3 Feb 24, 2021
9.5

It's just so good. A hidden gem as one reviewer said. One of the best tie-ins and an excellent Felicia Hardy -story.

Black Cat #3

By: Jed MacKay, C.F. Villa
Released: Feb 24, 2021

• Stealing from a space god has made Felicia Hardy pull out a whole new bag of tricks...
•  And some of these tricks? Their effects may last far beyond the invasion of the King in Black.

Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #60 Feb 24, 2021
10

These last few issues have been an epilogue to Last Remains and I've enjoyd each part more and more. And this one especially nails it. Even though Last Remains was a bit disappointing in the end, this issue feels to fix it in so many ways. The art is great (as usual by Bagley) and Spencer's writing is truly great. We finally hear what Peter has to say about Kindred and it is as good as expected. < more

Amazing Spider-Man #60

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Feb 24, 2021

• Peter and Mary Jane have been through so much...
•  Spider-Man has been a constant strain on them from day one...
•  With the events of the past few months, is there anything left?

Rated T+

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Batman #68 Apr 10, 2019
3.5

I NEVER and I mean NEVER give a score this low. I hate giving a score this low because their is so much work that goes into making a book. That said, I think TK threw in the towel on this arc and issue. What did I just read? The art was good enough but appeared too cartoonish from what I’m used to seeing from this book so that even threw me out of the issue . That said, the art was the entire more

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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Dispatchdcu - Apr 18, 2019

Thanks myconius appreciate it! And I agree he should be writing more Sherriff

myconius - Apr 18, 2019

you're most welcome!

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