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9.0

I found this to be quite a lot of fun and incredible artwork from Bilquis Everly. The story has great character stakes for a character that I wasn’t previously interested in. Another great book from Tom King.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

By: Tom King, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Sup...

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thecomiccookebook added Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow to their pull list Jun 16, 2021

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Sup...

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thecomiccookebook added Crossover (2020) to their pull list Mar 16, 2021

Crossover (2020)

The creative powerhouses behind the bestselling, critically acclaimed GOD COUNTRY, Thanos Wins, and REDNECK returns for the biggest launch of the year.

Imagine everything you thought was fantasy...was real. And now join us, in a world where reality is dead...and anything is possible...

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thecomiccookebook added Thor (2020) to their pull list Mar 16, 2021

Thor (2020)

A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm w...

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thecomiccookebook dropped Marauders from their pull list Mar 16, 2021

Marauders

THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook dropped X-Force (2019) from their pull list Mar 16, 2021

X-Force (2019)

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook added Nightwing (2016) to their pull list Mar 16, 2021

Nightwing (2016)

"BETTER THAN BATMAN" Chapter One: Batman taught Nightwing everything he knows-but what if everything he taught him is wrong? When Dick is stuck with a new mentor who challenges everything Batman taught him, Nightwing has to shatter his concept of justice in order to fight for what he knows is right. Writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNA...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
10

This was a beautiful character focused introduction to Taylor’s run on Nightwing. I’ve always thought of Dick as being one of my favourites in the Bat Family and I’m thrilled that he has an appropriate writer and status quo again. Also, Bruno Redondo’s art was dynamic and filled with plenty of gorgeous spreads and panels. The cover itself is worth the price alone but I’m happy to add thi more

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Doomsday Clock #12 Dec 18, 2019
10

I know everyone was upset about how long it took for Doomsday Clock to end but with the way this ended, all should be forgiven and forgotten. Gary Frank and Geoff Johns concluded a beautiful story that's more a thematic sequel to Action Comics #775 than Watchmen. There are a few allusions to current or future DC continuity but Johns doesn't let that editorial mandate affect his overall story. This more

Doomsday Clock #12

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Dec 18, 2019

This is it! The final showdown between Dr. Manhattan and Superman shakes up the DC Universe to its very core! But can even the Man of Steel walk out from the shadow of Manhattan?

thecomiccookebook added X-Force (2019) to their pull list Nov 20, 2019

X-Force (2019)

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook added X-Men (2019) to their pull list Nov 20, 2019

X-Men (2019)

DAWN OF X!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility... and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
Rated T+  

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Marauders #2 Nov 20, 2019
9.0

This was a great follow up to the really exciting first issue. As a Kitty / Kate Pryde fan, I really like the new status quo for her and her merry band of pirates. We are still in setup phase with this issue but it continues to be a great setup. My only complaint would be that Lolli's art feels a little strained by the very quick schedule this book is under. Otherwise, I'm happy to have this X-boo more

Marauders #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Nov 20, 2019

The Hellfire Trading Company has control of Mutant trade on the seas... but that doesn't mean its Inner Circle is done stabbing one another in the back. As Captain Pryde and her Marauders sail on, the real cutthroats are back home...
Rated T+

thecomiccookebook added Marauders to their pull list Nov 20, 2019

Marauders

THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook dropped Amazing Spider-Man (2018) from their pull list Nov 13, 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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Dthirds123 reviewed Fallen Angels #1 Nov 13, 2019
6.5

Art made it difficult to follow in some spots, there's no reasion cable should be their. All the other dawn of x books stated why the needed to exist and tried to prove it this one dosent(feels like a second xforce )Also the reasion for her to take the name psylock is never given, no do we get anything relivent between her and betsy(. On the pluss side hill has been redpeoint to the criticism abou more

Fallen Angels #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 13, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Fallen Angels #1 Nov 13, 2019
4.5

To be perfectly honest, I didn't really like this book. Much like Excalibur, it's a book primarily about a character I don't care about (Psylocke) while also not being an interesting story. Hill's writing lacks excitement and personality. Szymon Kudranski is comparable to Salvador Larroca which is an art style that I find to be distractingly too much in darkness and too close to the uncanny valley more

Fallen Angels #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 13, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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6.0

I don't know, I find myself finding it harder to be interested in Spencer's Spider-Man anymore. Besides Gleason's excellent art, I've found this series bogged down by event after event (Hunted going into Absolute Carnage and now this) that I don't care about. Maybe all I cared about after all is the Kindred storyline and MJ but that continuously keeps being put on the back burner. It might be time more

Amazing Spider-Man #33

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL!
•  Miguel O'Hara's mysterious return to the present threatens his life and his entire future. But why?
•  As for OUR time's Spider-Man, he's got his hands full with classic villains, family problems and international incidents that intertwine in terrifying ways!
Rated T

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Linkush reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #33 Nov 6, 2019
6.5

I liked the ending, the art, and some moments through-out the issue, but the story is just not that interesting.

Amazing Spider-Man #33

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL!
•  Miguel O'Hara's mysterious return to the present threatens his life and his entire future. But why?
•  As for OUR time's Spider-Man, he's got his hands full with classic villains, family problems and international incidents that intertwine in terrifying ways!
Rated T

thecomiccookebook reviewed New Mutants #1 Nov 7, 2019
7.5

To be completely honest, I'm not a big New Mutants fan but I wanted to give this book a shot because of how solid Dawn of X has been. The best aspect of this issue is easily Rod Reis and his amazing art. Other than that, the story is not bad and the characters are charming but I guess not enough to convert me into being a fan. Not one I see myself continuing but I'm sure this book will make classi more

New Mutants #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
Rated T+  

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thecomiccookebook reviewed X-Force #1 Nov 7, 2019
9.0

Another great issue 1 from the Dawn of X line. This was probably my most anticipated because of the lineup and premise and it does not disappoint. Joshua Cassara's art has been some of my favorite of the line so far with incredible attention to detail and style. Ben Percy is a welcome addition to Marvel and I'm happy to see him on a higher tier title. So far, this and Marauders are titles I'm most more

X-Force #1

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

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9.0

Of course one of my favorite creative teams, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, deliver yet another gorgeously terrifying looking book. I love the more abstract nature of this book and the changes of style that Sorrentino pulls off between flashbacks, modern day and the Mr. Smiles storybook is nothing short of amazing. I love the format of this book and I'm looking forward to where this will go.

Joker: Killer Smile #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Everyone knows The Joker doesn't have the most promising history with psychotherapists. In fact, no one's even been able to diagnose him. But that doesn't matter to the confident, world-beating Dr. Ben Arnell; he's going to be the one to unravel this unknowable mind. There's no way The Joker could ever get through the therapeutic walls Ben has buil...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Excalibur #1 Oct 30, 2019
7.0

Not really my cup of tea and the first of the Dawn of X I'm not interested in going forward despite having two of favorite X-characters (Apocalypse and Rogue). It's more about the Braddock's, which I expected but it didn't make me interested in their story. The art is also fairly bland compared to the previous artists we've seen on this X-relaunch thus far. I won't be continuing this series but if more

Excalibur #1

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Oct 30, 2019

A NEW DAWN IS FORGED!
The Otherworld is rocked by war! It is a new era for mutantkind as a new Captain Britain holds the amulet, fighting for the Kingdom of Avalon with her Excalibur at her side - Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee...and Apocalypse.
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Powers of X #6 Oct 9, 2019
10

What a fantastic ending to both Powers of X and House of X. I'm overall impressed with how consistent RB Silva and Pepe Larraz have been on art, especially within this tight time frame. I love that Hickman answers only the questions that are necessary to wrap up this series while setting seeds for what will be important for Dawn of X going forward. Can't wait for more for what has been my two favo more

Powers of X #6

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Oct 9, 2019

THE INEVITABLE TRUTH.
The revelatory tale of Mutantkind's fall comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men's stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, FF, INFINITY) and rising star artist RB Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN) wrap the series that reveals everything!
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman/Superman #1 Aug 28, 2019
7.5

It's great to see David Marquez on a DC book, he really shines at drawing both Batman and Superman. Joshua Williamson continues to be a consistent writer that I'm never blown away by and this issue is no exception. The mystery that is presented here could be compelling but I'm getting tired of is the Batman Who Laughs and other "Jokerized" characters which are a crux to this storlyline. Not really more

Batman/Superman #1

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they're facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Marvel Comics #1000 Aug 28, 2019
6.5

It's what I expected, nothing outright bad but not worth the price. There is some top notch art in here from both veterans and new talent I haven't seen before. Most writers, however, don't get the space needed to explore their piece. The structure of this book is neat and the the Al Ewing story throughout is interesting but not enough for me to read #1001.

Marvel Comics #1000

By: Various
Released: Aug 28, 2019

THE GREATEST TALENT EVER ASSEMBLED FOR ONE STORY!
THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel's 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this c...

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3.0

After reading what I thought was a fairly decent first issue, I decided to give this one a try and I'm so disappointed that I did. Crazy Frank is back with this issue with some classic Islamophobia, disjointed narratives and an ugly portrayal of Superman. I hate the way he writes Clark as a sort of player, leaving Lana cut and dry while moving onto Lori who I bet he will do the same thing too. It more

Superman: Year One #2

By: Frank Miller, John Romita Jr
Released: Aug 21, 2019

Clark Kent's journey of self-discovery continues in the second installment of Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s remarkable reimagining of Superman's origin story. This chapter takes young Clark to the Pacific coast and beyond, as he discovers a place as sensational as he is...Atlantis! There he meets new people, finds love, clashes with gargantuan...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed House of X #2 Aug 7, 2019
10

I am speechless. My excitement for Hickman on X-Men has doubled since the previous issues. It's a joy to see Pepe Larraz still on his A-game which is especially impressive considering the bi-weekly schedule for both him and Silva. I'm not going to spoil or say anything else, just read it!

House of X #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

thecomiccookebook reviewed Absolute Carnage #1 Aug 7, 2019
9.0

Wow, Ryan Stegman has some of the most detailed and beautifully terrifying art I've seen all year. It's insane every page of his 60 page monster is near perfect. The story is primarily recapping the Venom series thus far which is understandable. I'm loving the way Cates displays the Parker / Brock relationship and hope to see more of that in the later issues. My only gripe would be that I wish it more

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...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Powers of X #1 Jul 31, 2019
8.5

Not as immediately engaging as last week's House of X #1. This issue has a lot more information to assess and much of which won't be fully understood until the rest of the story unravels, which is why Hickman stories are so compelling and encourages multiple re-reads. R.B. Silva is very similar to Pepe Larraz in style with a little more more scratchiness. Again, the graphic design is the best and more

Powers of X #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Jul 31, 2019

FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present  and  future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal m...

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8.0

A little bit of a clunky ending but this was an overall great, horrifying series. Snyder falls victim to many of his tropes on the finale of this story by wrapping up fairly conveniently and a philosophical discussion on what Batman means to his city. It's not an outright bad thing but is becoming more apparent the more he writes Batman. On a more positive note, Jock has some of his most beautiful more

The Batman Who Laughs #7

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Jul 31, 2019

It's the final showdown between Batman and the Batman Who Laughs... but how do you defeat a foe who knows your every instinct and every move? Bruce Wayne will have to outsmart Bruce Wayne in this ultimate test of good versus evil. You can't miss this finale to the epic miniseries that will tear up the very foundations of Gotham City!

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