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Afre reviewed Future State: Dark Detective #2 Jan 26, 2021
7.5

I still like the Dark Detective storyline. It is not groundbreaking or anything, but good enough for me.

As for the Jason part, it would be better if the art wasn't so lackluster. I don't mind simple art but this one felt like the artist stopped working on it midway.

Future State: Dark Detective #2

By: Mariko Tamaki, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Jan 27, 2021

Bruce Wayne is supposed to be dead...but this Dark Detective is on the run and shining a light on the mystery of his own “murder”: How did the killers know Bruce Wayne was Batman? As the forces of the Magistrate zero in on Bruce’s location, it’s a race against time to unlock the secrets of their surveillance tech and take the fight to the v...

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Afre dropped Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) from their pull list Jan 21, 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy (2020)

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place -- and it's only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned -- harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars...

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Afre dropped Avengers (2018) from their pull list Jan 21, 2021

Avengers (2018)

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.

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Afre dropped Dark Nights: Death Metal from their pull list Jan 21, 2021

Dark Nights: Death Metal

Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond...

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Afre reviewed Black Cat #2 Jan 20, 2021
9.5

There is no reason for this to be so good. But it is. One of the best tie-ins this event has.

Black Cat #2

By: Jed MacKay, C.F. Villa
Released: Jan 20, 2021

A CLASSIC GAME OF CAT AND...SYMBIOTE?
•  Black Cat has to steal from Knull himself!
•  If you know Felicia Hardy, she never shows up inappropriately dressed - THIS ISSUE, Felicia gets her own ANTI-VENOM COSTUME!

Rated T+

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Afre reviewed King In Black #3 Jan 20, 2021
9.5

Some times it's just fun to have a big bad with a big army and only handful of heroes fighting against them. No complex and deep backstory of that said villain. Just pure fun.

And with great art from Stegman and very well written moments, this event is becoming one of my favourites in a long time.

King In Black #3

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jan 20, 2021

After last issue's shocking finale, the heroes of the Marvel Universe are reeling. Outgunned and outmanned, but never outdone, they unite and face KNULL, God of the Abyss, as he ensnares the planet in the darkness of his reign! Superstars DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN continue to raise the game - and the stakes for the Marvel Universe in this Earth-...

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Afre reviewed Future State: The Next Batman #2 Jan 19, 2021
7.0

Again, I like what I see but there isn't enough of anything. The ideas this one explores are interesting. But there are so many stories here but I feel like there aren't enough issues to make these stories as interesting as they could be.

Future State: The Next Batman #2

By: Vita Ayala, Aneke
Released: Jan 20, 2021

In this second Future State: Batman chapter, wearing a mask in Gotham City is now a crime-and when it’s compounded with murder, it can be a shoot-on-sight offense! Batman is on the trail of a murderous couple but quickly finds that all is not as it seems...and finds himself in the firing line of the Magistrate and their Peacekeepers! The gritty, ...

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Afre reviewed Batman/Catwoman #2 Jan 19, 2021
4.0

Maybe I shouldn't read King's comics, I never am happy after that but every time I pick one and read them...

And it doesn't hurt that I really enjoy Mann's art here, it is excellent.

As for the story? Well, the best I can summarize it: it's like 4 different tv shows are going at the same time, you watch each one of them and just switch channels after 2 minutes to another sho more

Batman/Catwoman #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Phantasm has come to Gotham City! Andrea Beaumont, the one-time love of Bruce Wayne, is looking for her lost child, and she’s pretty sure The Joker is involved. So, who better to have as an ally than Batman? And what better way to get to Batman than through Catwoman? It’s a knotted history for this costumed quartet, spanning past, present, and ...

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Psycamorean reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #57 Jan 13, 2021
10

This issue is like Schrödinger's Cat. Either the cat is dead or alive, and until we observe it.. It's actually still dead or alive.

This week, I'm seeing more and more people who are liking these individual issues, while still complaining about the lack of answers, and are letting the lack of answers determine the issue's worth as a whole. I don't know if this is something that always more

Amazing Spider-Man #57

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 13, 2021

• Spider-Man continues to pick up the pieces and try to put his life together.
•  But many of the gathering storms are swirling more and more violently...
•  We want to tell you more but it WOULD SPOIL SO MUCH OF LAST REMAINS!!!

Rated T+

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Afre - Jan 14, 2021

You can't fault everyone being hyper-focused on Kindred because Spencer has focused on him so much. He has appeared in half of the series' issues and some times in big roles. Spencer made Kindred a very big deal. And I wouldn't say that we know who Kindred is. He is Harry yes, but because we don't know how he is Harry. We don't know for certain how he came to be. We only have vague answers/speculations and since those contradict the last 12 years off Harry's history, it's not bulletproof.

Psycamorean - Jan 14, 2021

There are plenty of other plot threads in Spencer's run, Kindred and OMD is the overarching plot, but not the sole one. We know Harry Osborn is Kindred. We know he was turned into a demon centipede man by Peter's deal with the devil back in OMD. How that fits into the last 12 years is a separate question that I have no doubt will be answered.

Afre reviewed Immortal Hulk #42 Jan 13, 2021
9.0

It's so hard to say where this issue will go. But am I excited for it.

Immortal Hulk #42

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jan 13, 2021

• At the year's end, costs are counted - by Jackie McGee, Eugene Judd...and Samuel Sterns.
•  All the Leader's plans have finally come together in what may be his greatest triumph. But is that enough...
• ...or will the ONE BELOW ALL claim his due?
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #57 Jan 13, 2021
7.5

These synopsis are really missleading and annoying to read.

As for the issue, it's fine? Once you have accepted that Last Remains isn't what you tought it would be, this is not half-bad. Bagley is wonderful as always and I really liked the dialogue between Peter and Norman.

Like the previous issue, these Post-Mortem issues are good as themselves and as epilogues. But since more

Amazing Spider-Man #57

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 13, 2021

• Spider-Man continues to pick up the pieces and try to put his life together.
•  But many of the gathering storms are swirling more and more violently...
•  We want to tell you more but it WOULD SPOIL SO MUCH OF LAST REMAINS!!!

Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Future State: Dark Detective #1 Jan 12, 2021
9.0

Dark Detective was a really good one. Dan Mora's art was wonderful and I was interested almost immediately. Other Future State comics haven't been that interesting to me, but this one is.

Future State: Dark Detective #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jan 13, 2021

The world thought Bruce Wayne was dead. They were dead wrong! When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down...but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! From Eisner Award-...

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8.5

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #1

By: Katana Collins, Matteo Scalera
Released: Oct 21, 2020

The Joker is dead, Bruce Wayne is behind bars...and Gotham City is just starting to redefine itself without Batman.
As Harley Quinn struggles to adjust to her new life as the mother of Jack Napier's twins, an elusive mastermind called the Producer seizes the moment to assemble a crew of villains-starting with the Starlet, a serial killer wh...

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MainManDan reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #56 Jan 6, 2021
5.5

Tired of the cock teases Nick Spencer. Just tired

Amazing Spider-Man #56

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"LAST REMAINS" TAKES ITS TOLL!
•  You will never look at Norman or Harry Osborn the same again.
•  We know SPIDER-MAN won't.

Rated T+

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Afre liked this:
7.0

Don't get me wrong: the writing and the art are always very good because Spencer and Bagley are the best you could wish for now. The problem with this whole "Last Remains" is simply the hype, as most readers were expecting something else. There was NO revelation and NO answers to what Kindred is really trying to do. It's always a "we'll see what's next".

Amazing Spider-Man #56

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"LAST REMAINS" TAKES ITS TOLL!
•  You will never look at Norman or Harry Osborn the same again.
•  We know SPIDER-MAN won't.

Rated T+

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Psycamorean reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #56 Jan 6, 2021
10

Man, people remain mad about this. Part of me wishes I could join them in their righteous anger, but I... just don't mind what's happening here. For one, on a very emotional, how-do-I-feel level, I'm still enjoying these issues. I like the characters. Kindred's last words (for now) were just so sad and carried so much baggage. We get pay off to what happened in Last Remains, we really do. Kindred more

Amazing Spider-Man #56

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"LAST REMAINS" TAKES ITS TOLL!
•  You will never look at Norman or Harry Osborn the same again.
•  We know SPIDER-MAN won't.

Rated T+

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Comics Code Authorities - Jan 16, 2021

I'm not going into a political discussion because that stuff is too venomous these days. With today's comics though I figure it will be a mini-series with a title like "Impeach Fisk" or something. Odds are a lot of heroes will get involved and it'll have tie-ins. Anything that will sell a lot of issues.

Psycamorean - Jan 16, 2021

Probably. I wasn't trying to invoke a political discussion, it's just that those two things are very much related, so when one ends, the other probably isn't far behind.

8.5

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #22

By: Saladin Ahmed, Natacha Bustos
Released: Jan 6, 2021

• The Battle with Ultimatum is over, but Miles and his family will bear the scars for the rest of their lives.
•  A day with Starling may raise Miles' spirits, but there's always another shoe dropping.

Rated T

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Afre rated Thor #11 Jan 6, 2021
9.5

Thor #11

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Jan 6, 2021

IT'S A SUNNY DAY IN HEL!
But the God of Thunder is about to bring down a bloody rain! Trapped in a suburban horror show, THOR faces down an old foe. But something far worse than the Midgard Serpent is sinking its fangs into Thor's world...for DONALD BLAKE now roams the TEN REALMS with naught but death on the brain!

Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Venom #32 Jan 6, 2021
9.0

As Cates did with AC, these Venom tie-ins are well worth the wait and money. This was great.

Venom #32

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Jan 6, 2021

KING IN BLACK ARRIVES!
•  EDDIE BROCK is about to face the biggest challenge of his life...but he's not alone.

Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #56 Jan 6, 2021
6.0

I liked Last Remains. Until we got no answers to anything.

This issue work very well. It serves as an excellent epilogue to Last Remains, art is wonderful and writing and the twists are very good.

But. BUT. WE GET NO ANSWERS TO WHY LAST REMAINS EVEN HAPPENED. Kindred remains as a big question mark and from the looks of things, that won't change any time soon. And that is the more

Amazing Spider-Man #56

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"LAST REMAINS" TAKES ITS TOLL!
•  You will never look at Norman or Harry Osborn the same again.
•  We know SPIDER-MAN won't.

Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Future State: The Next Batman #1 Jan 6, 2021
7.0

The Next Batman storyline had me interested and it was good but it was too short. I didn't really care about those backup-stories, Detective Comics' Arkham Knight -storyline was not that interesting for me and I never really read Outsiders.

Future State: The Next Batman #1

By: Paul Jenkins, Nick Derington
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Gotham City has always been dangerous-but now, it’s downright deadly! Following the tragedy of “A-Day,” the mayor allowed the private law enforcement group known as the Magistrate to take over policing so-called mask crime-and that has given rise to a new Dark Knight! What is this mysterious crime fighter’s connection to former Batman weapo...

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Afre reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #7 Jan 6, 2021
3.0

That was bad. Like. Actually bad. Other issues have been mediocre and full of nonsense but this was like bad. I didn't like anything, every problem I had with Death Metal are multiplied in this issue.

I did like some of the jokes batfamily made and the art, so it is not a total waste. I do hope that BWL is gone. And never to be seen again because Snyder ruined him.

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Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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Afre liked this:
5.5

Overall this event was a 2015 Secret Wars parody, that repeated the plot of Convergence and had similar consequences as Doomsday Clock.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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Afre reviewed King In Black: Iron Man/Doom #1 Dec 30, 2020
8.0

It is very stupid. But it works.

King In Black: Iron Man/Doom #1

By: Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca
Released: Dec 30, 2020

Iron Man has risked everything to save Eddie Brock, but now he's left with nothing but guilt. As longtime 'frenemy' Doctor Doom shows up with both counseling words and ulterior motives, they'lll be forced to battle an all-too-familiar specter of the holiday season-albeit one now twisted and controlled by the recent invasion of Earth by the symbiote...

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #55 Dec 30, 2020
7.0

Well, Last Remains did not conclude since this didn't conclude anything so don't go expect that.

Spencer reminded me of "City of Bane", worst Batman run I've ever read with this issue so that is "nice".

I'm currently so confused. I don't know how the editorial messed this up but it seems that the "fallout" of Last Remains will actually be the finale.

It is hard to more

Amazing Spider-Man #55

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Dec 30, 2020

LAST REMAINS CONCLUDES!
•  "LAST REMAINS" ends and will make you look at Spider-Man differently. It'll make Peter look at himself differently.
•  If you thought the buildup TO Kindred was intense, the fallout FROM Kindred is even more devastating.
Rated T+

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3.0

This comic showcases everything wrong with Death Metal.

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Last 52: War of the Multiverses #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rob Guillory
Released: Dec 30, 2020

What would it take to get every being left in the Multiverse to side together in the ultimate, final showdown? Total decimation and the complete undoing of all existence? The Batman Who Laughs has made his final move, bringing the most horrifying opposition to the battleground, and now every hero and villain left alive will stand and fight togethe...

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4.0

This felt... random? I liked Metal, I dislike Death Metal and this felt very eh? I didn't like the art and sometimes I didn't know what was happening.

Hard to say why this is worth anyone's time or money...

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Dark Nights: Metal #1

By: Collin Kelly, Karl Mostert
Released: Dec 30, 2020

In the event-defining epic Dark Nights: Metal, the Justice League defeated the vile Barbatos and his Dark Knights to save our universe from sinking into the abyss of the Dark Multiverse. But...what if they failed? What if Barbatos reigned victorious? Enter an alternate timeline where the DCU as you know it has been dragged down into the darkness. W...

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Afre reviewed Batman Annual #5 Dec 29, 2020
7.0

I liked the art. And the writing was okay. I like Clownhunter more than before but if you are expecting more than average, skip this.

Batman Annual #5

By: James Tynion IV, James Stokoe
Released: Dec 30, 2020

The riveting new vigilante known as Clownhunter was a breakout star of “The Joker War”- but what’s the tragic origin of this teenage assassin? How did his parents die at the hands of The Joker, and is there a place for him in the evolving Gotham City? Can there be redemption for the infamous Clownhunter?
This epic tale reteams writer ...

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Afre reviewed King In Black #2 Dec 23, 2020
8.5

After the brutal opening that was the first issue, this one is a much more of a setup and slower paced one. WHile it is still a good read, and the artwork by Stegman is amazing, I really don't like how too many tie-ins are being setup. One reason why I enjoyed Absolute Carnage was that you really didn't need those tie-ins to understand it fully and I do hope this one won't either.

King In Black #2

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Dec 23, 2020

HAIL TO THE KING!
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #54.LR Dec 23, 2020
9.0

This was surprising. And very well done. I really liked these tie-ins and can't wait for the finale next week.

Amazing Spider-Man #54.LR

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Federico Vicentini
Released: Dec 23, 2020

LAST REMAINS TIE-IN!
•  The Order of the Web faces Sin-Eater. And if you saw what Sin-Eater did to Spider-Man in ASM #49, you know just how  much trouble the other Spiders are in!
•  Also, what is Mary Jane Watson's part in "Last Remains"? Don't miss this chapter that raises her stakes by about a million times!
Rated T

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