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9.0

Really enjoy this run so far. The comedy is right up my alley as well as the characterization of both Jameson and Spidey. Speaking of, I love how this issue expands upon the status quo of their relationship together that started in Zdarksy's Spectacular Spider-Man run. It's great to have a writer like Spencer who is able to play of the current continuity with a character so well. I know some peopl more

Amazing Spider-Man #11

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Dec 12, 2018

• J. JONAH JAMESON has a new job as a shock jock, but is the world ready for a pro-Spider-Man JJJ?
•  More importantly, is Spider-Man ready? His post-secret-identity relationship with Jonah was already complicated, but this very public embrace may put him over the edge!
•  Spidey's definitely not read...

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Darkseid24 reviewed Detective Comics #994 Dec 12, 2018
8.0

Tomasi‘s Arkham Knight run was underwhelming& a waste of great potential. Arkham War also was mediocre, so I wasn’t really excited for his take on Detective Comics. However his new Detective Comics story started quite good. Bruce is finally acting like Batman& does some detective work. Tomasi also manages to portray Bruce’s relationship to Gordon& Leslie right. It was great to see these two more

Detective Comics #994

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Batman's strangest case begins as the new creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke take over DETECTIVE COMICS!
Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there's a murder at the Gotham City Aquarium-staged to look exactly like Thomas and Martha Wayne's crime scene, right down to the Playbill and pearls. H...

8.5

I thought this was great until the last page reveal. I kind of wish this had nothing to do with Joker for he's getting over used in every Bat title. Regardless, I'm happy and excited that Detective Comics is a detective book again with emotional stakes for Batman. Mahnke is great except for his design on the new creature in this book; very dark and uninspired which might be on purpose but still di more

Detective Comics #994

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Batman's strangest case begins as the new creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke take over DETECTIVE COMICS!
Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there's a murder at the Gotham City Aquarium-staged to look exactly like Thomas and Martha Wayne's crime scene, right down to the Playbill and pearls. H...

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7.5

This is a great book for new readers of Miles Morales. For older fans, like myself, this issue doesn't offer too much. Javier Garron is a welcomed artist to the series albeit a very standard one. Most of this issue is back story (which is perfectly acceptable for a new series) with not a lot of new story. I am interested to see where the plot will go from here for it seems fairly ambitious for a m more

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Javi Garron
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc...and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garr n (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you th...

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8.0

Pretty good return to form for Snyder. The mystery is engaging and reflective of earlier Snyder Batman stories. The DKR line was embarrassing dad joke that I wish I didn't read. Pretty much every Snyder-ism shows up in this book so if you enjoy that, you'll enjoy this. Personally, I'll trade wait this.

The Batman Who Laughs #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Dec 12, 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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Rick Jonez reviewed Shazam! #1 Dec 5, 2018
7.5

Average. By the numbers. Safe. The ending was kind of special.

Shazam! #1

By: Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a sho...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Shazam! #1 Dec 5, 2018
7.5

I believe this would have been better if I was more of a Captain Marvel / Shazam fan. It's really well written, which is to be expected when its by Johns, but it feels rather small scale compared to what I'm used to reading from him. Dale Eagelesham is a very consistent artist and a fantastic choice for this subject matter. This will probably be a fun series to revisit as soon as it is released in more

Shazam! #1

By: Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a sho...

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Darkseid24 reviewed Batman #60 Dec 5, 2018
6.0

With this issue I don’t know. There were good things, but also real bad things happening in this issue.
The good one is, we finally get an explanation for who Penny was& it’s hilarious. As odd as it sounds, but Penguin marrying a real penguin makes a lot more sense for his character than a real woman would. At least if we are talking functional relationships. However didn’t know Oswald more

Batman #60

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Batman takes on a new partner, and it's...the Penguin? After rejecting Bane's crime-boss co-op, Cobblepot finds himself in the crosshairs of some very teed-off villains. The feathered felon turns to his old foe to snitch on Bane's scheme, but has to prove his intentions to avoid a Bat-beatdown. Along the way, this Gotham odd couple begins to bond-c...

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myconius - Dec 9, 2018

ohhaimark - there are MUCH better Elseworlds Batman stories out there than this. ;)

Darkseid24 - Dec 9, 2018

@ohhaimark Yeah I should read this as an Elseworld, but I just can’t lol @myconius That’s True though.

thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #60 Dec 5, 2018
5.5

Why am I still reading this? It's not as cringe-inducing as the previous issue but the characterization of everyone is still completely off. King's prose is your standard philosophical driven writing which can be interesting if it was integrated into a cogent plot like it was in Vision or Mister Miracle. The final page reveal was intriguing but King has let me down too many times before to have me more

Batman #60

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Batman takes on a new partner, and it's...the Penguin? After rejecting Bane's crime-boss co-op, Cobblepot finds himself in the crosshairs of some very teed-off villains. The feathered felon turns to his old foe to snitch on Bane's scheme, but has to prove his intentions to avoid a Bat-beatdown. Along the way, this Gotham odd couple begins to bond-c...

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thecomiccookebook added Doomsday Clock to their pull list Dec 5, 2018

Doomsday Clock

DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers.

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7.0

I found this issue underwhelming in terms of plot development. The first two issues created a great sense of intrigue and mystery along with emotional weight. This issue felt like it didn't advance the plot anymore and focused to much on Frank Castle's backstory which isn't very interesting or important. The art is also not as strong as previous issues. I'm going to still continue this but I think more

Marvel Knights: 20th #3

By: Donny Cates, Damian Couceiro
Released: Dec 5, 2018

• Bruce was happy in his life. At peace.
•  But that was before the notes came every night.
•  Scrawled in a childlike hand. Driving him to seek out others like him.
•  The blind man. The law officer. The self-defense instructor.
•  Together, they must probe the v...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Doomsday Clock #8 Dec 5, 2018
9.5

I'm so on board for where this story is going at this point. I know people have complained about the slow pace of the story up to this point but I find it to be necessary with this style of storytelling because it paid off in this issue. I love the homages to the artwork of the original Watchmen in this; Gary Frank is putting 110% into everything involving this and it shows. Johns knows how to wri more

Doomsday Clock #8

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The critical and commercial hit series by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continues following the shocking revelations of last issue. As the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's actions against the DC Universe are revealed, Ozymandias turns to the only being who can stop him: Superman.

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myconius reviewed Batman #59 Nov 21, 2018
2.5

this is a synthetic imitation of a Batman comic.

*****SPOILERS AHEAD*****

it was laugh-out-load hysterical seeing Batman beating up that inflatable Bane doll.

and Batman socking Gordon in the mouth (though predictable) was also really funny.

this story fails as a Batman comic, but totally wins as a parody.

Batman #59

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 21, 2018

Caught between Batman and his unseen enemy, the Penguin has to think on his feet to avoid being taken down by either side. If he chooses one way, he goes to jail; if he chooses the other, he ends up dead. Then again, the choice seems obvious. Is Batman ready for a new kind of avian sidekick?

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mynameisraj reviewed Mister Miracle #12 Nov 14, 2018
10

King stuck the landing here!

What can I say after a year? Is he in Heaven, Hell or in-between? Doesn't matter! What matters is what is real to Scott. Here he has a Jake, Barada and a daughter to be! Him choosing to not give Jake up made him stronger and better than High-Father ever claimed to be.

I loved the bit where they mention all the Crisises and continuites of the curr more

Mister Miracle #12

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Nov 14, 2018

It'll be a miracle if you can get through this mind-bending conclusion with your sanity intact! After his epic battle with Darkseid, Scott Free sees life a whole new way: he's the new Highfather of New Genesis, and he's madly in love with his wife and child. But what if it's all a lie? Did Mister Miracle really escape death way back in issue #1? No...

thecomiccookebook added Amazing Spider-Man (2018) to their pull list Aug 22, 2018

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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9.5

This book is absolutely nuts but that's why it works.

Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

By: Donny Cates, Dylan Burnett
Released: Jul 4, 2018

EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF THANOS!
Frank Castle was the Punisher. A deal with the devil made him Ghost Rider. A deal with Galactus made him cosmic. A deal with Thanos made him...DEAD?!? Not to worry, he's coming back, and he's got a plan to make the universe a better place that's going to lead him into an even CRAZIER adventure than he's ever ...

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Pallaki reviewed Batman #50 Jul 4, 2018
9.0

The run is planned for 100 issues, I guess we could expect something like this, the art in perfect in all the pages with thousand invited artist. It is true that DC play with us, the marketing killing machine...

Batman #50

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 4, 2018

It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbea...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Sentry #1 Jun 27, 2018
10

The Sentry and Jeff Lemire are the perfect pairing. As usual, when given the right book, Lemire delivers a starting issue full of paranoia and intrigue. This is on its way to being one of Marvel's best of 2018.

Sentry #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Aaron Kim Jacinto
Released: Jun 27, 2018

THE GOLDEN GUARDIAN IS BACK! FRESH FROM THE PAGES OF DOCTOR STRANGE...
...but is that really such a good thing?
The greatest hero that the Marvel Universe ever forgot has returned! The Sentry - shining sentinel with the power of a thousand exploding suns - is back from the dead, but his troubled mind is far from finding peace. By day, he tr...

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thecomiccookebook added Sentry (2018) to their pull list Jun 27, 2018

Sentry (2018)

THE GOLDEN GUARDIAN IS BACK! FRESH FROM THE PAGES OF DOCTOR STRANGE...
...but is that really such a good thing?
The greatest hero that the Marvel Universe ever forgot has returned! The Sentry - shining sentinel with the power of a thousand exploding suns - is back from the dead, but his troubled mind is far from finding peace. By day, he tr...

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thecomiccookebook added Venom (2018) to their pull list Jun 16, 2018

Venom (2018)

A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers - VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat co...

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thecomiccookebook dropped Captain America (2017) from their pull list Jun 16, 2018

Captain America (2017)

HOME OF THE BRAVE  Part 1
HOME OF THE BRAVE begins - and Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation - and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he's faced before! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook dropped Batman (2016) from their pull list Jun 16, 2018

Batman (2016)

"I AM GOTHAM" chapter one
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN'T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

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daddyT reviewed Batman #44 Apr 4, 2018
6.5

I don't know... Catwoman blows stuff up and remembers times from her past while Batman sleeps then she gets back into bed?

I honestly don't think Tom King knows how to write anymore. Great art tho!

Batman #44

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Apr 4, 2018

"SOMETHING BLUE"! Follow Batman and Catwoman on two separate but parallel paths as their wedding planning kicks into high gear. Selina picks out her dress, and Bruce starts to make arrangements for their new life together-but this being Gotham City, and they being Batman and Catwoman, you can bet that nothing will go as expected!

thecomiccookebook reviewed The Mighty Thor #705 Mar 21, 2018
10

This rivals God Butcher for being my favorite Thor story of all time.

The Mighty Thor #705

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Mar 21, 2018

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 6
The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rendin...

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RaisingBlack reviewed The Mighty Thor #705 Mar 21, 2018
10

The day Jason Aaron stops writing Thor will be the saddest day ever. Jane has been my favorite Thor by a country mile and even though I think her death is being written by a master writer. Part of me wonders if her soul is somehow going to be Odinson's new weapon as he returns to lead this book. No matter what this has been masterfully written, drawn, and colored. The struggle and color drips off more

The Mighty Thor #705

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Mar 21, 2018

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 6
The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rendin...

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danielannam reviewed Thanos #15 Jan 24, 2018
10

OH MY GOD! This story is amazing! In my opinion, it's the best of the series so far! We learn a bit more about the Marvel Universe leading up to Thanos' rule, we have some interesting fucking reveals, and the plot thickens! This story just gets better and better! 10 out of 10 would recommend.

Thanos #15

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Jan 24, 2018

THANOS WINS Part 3
As King Thanos and his Rider prepare to face the coming forces of the Fallen One, he surveys the Universe he's dominated...just a king and his dog. His big...green...dog...
Parental Advisory

thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #39 Jan 17, 2018
5.5

I'm surprised, this is not very good. There's still the possibility that the cliffhanger could be resolved in the next issue but as of right now, this was a bad call. Especially because I have been loving Tom King's run since the engagement and to potentially fuck that up already is frustrating. Joelle Jones knocked it out of the park, at the very least.

Batman #39

By: Tom King, Joelle Jones
Released: Jan 17, 2018

SUPERFRIENDS" part three! Batman and Wonder Woman fight together in an epic battle that will define and then redefine their relationship. What bonds these two pillars of the DCU together? What tears them apart? Find out as Batman continues on his quest for the one thing he's never had, happiness.
RATED T

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thecomiccookebook reviewed The Mighty Thor #703 Jan 17, 2018
10

This has been one of the most satisfying character runs in a long time. You can tell from this issue that Jason Aaron has been planning this for a while and the payoff thus far has been emotional. Dauterman is having a blast drawing this because the book looks incredibly detailed and colorful. "The Death of the Mighty Thor" has been one of the best Thor stories, on par with "The God Butcher".

The Mighty Thor #703

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Jan 17, 2018

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR  Part 4
•  The Mangog has come to Asgardia. But as every god assembles to meet him, there is one noticeable absence.
•  Where is Thor? Where is Jane Foster?
•  Without their mightiest hero, who among the Asgardians can face the wrath of a billion murdered beings--and survive?
Rated T+

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Tree Fingers reviewed Doctor Strange #384 Jan 17, 2018
9.5

Possibly the first time Ive yelled out loud while reading a comic.

Doctor Strange #384

By: Donny Cates, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Released: Jan 17, 2018

LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME Part 4
•  Doctor Strange has acquired the biggest weapon he could imagine to finally take back his Sorcerer Supreme title from Loki. But will it be enough?
•  The life of someone Stephen cares about lies in the balance, and where Loki goes, innocent life doesn't always stay safe...
Rated T+

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Herushalaim reviewed Doctor Strange #384 Jan 17, 2018
10

Man, this is spectacular!

Doctor Strange #384

By: Donny Cates, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Released: Jan 17, 2018

LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME Part 4
•  Doctor Strange has acquired the biggest weapon he could imagine to finally take back his Sorcerer Supreme title from Loki. But will it be enough?
•  The life of someone Stephen cares about lies in the balance, and where Loki goes, innocent life doesn't always stay safe...
Rated T+

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