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thecomiccookebook reviewed Vanish #1 Sep 21, 2022
8.0

This was quite a bit of fun. The Stegman and Meyer combo never fails to impress. The story is not bad either; it’s very fantasy / magic driven which isn’t usually my cup of tea but Cates’ prose really carries it along. My only criticism is I’m not a fan of the fantasy exposition dump. I get that it’s necessary but I’m sure subsequent issues will feel a lot less of a slog as a result. I more

Vanish #1

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Sep 21, 2022

From DONNY CATES (GOD COUNTRY, Hulk, Thor), RYAN STEGMAN (VENOM, King in Black), JP MAYER (Absolute Carnage, Fantastic Four), SONIA OBACK (Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Han Solo), and JOHN J. HILL (CROSSOVER, Harley Quinn), the all-star creative team that brought you VENOM, comes an all-new take on the classic hero's quest!
Oliver Harris...

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8.5

I really dug this despite the silly 1000 numbering gimmick. So many top notch creators on board for this giving their unique spin on what makes Spider-Man special to all of us. If you dig anthology books, there’s a lot of good stuff here. Much stronger than the very blah ASM 900 as far as anniversary celebrations go. Also, no ads was a bonus!

Amazing Fantasy #1000

By: Kurt Busiek, Jim Cheung
Released: Aug 31, 2022

The comic that brought you SPIDER-MAN hits issue #1000! We're going big to celebrate in this, our thousandth issue of AMAZING FANTASY! An ALL-STAR roster of creators - Anthony Falcone, Dan Slott, Ho Che Anderson, Jonathan Hickman, Kurt Busiek, Michael Cho, Neil Gaiman, Rainbow Rowell, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Cheung, Marco Checchetto, Olivier Coipel...

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Afre reviewed Amazing Fantasy #1000 Aug 31, 2022
8.5

It's not perfect, but a lot of the stories are great. Some are even amazing.

Amazing Fantasy #1000

By: Kurt Busiek, Jim Cheung
Released: Aug 31, 2022

The comic that brought you SPIDER-MAN hits issue #1000! We're going big to celebrate in this, our thousandth issue of AMAZING FANTASY! An ALL-STAR roster of creators - Anthony Falcone, Dan Slott, Ho Che Anderson, Jonathan Hickman, Kurt Busiek, Michael Cho, Neil Gaiman, Rainbow Rowell, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Cheung, Marco Checchetto, Olivier Coipel...

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daspidaboy - Aug 31, 2022

Hickman, sinister sixieth, Just some Guy, and Neil Gaiman issue were great

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10

Tom King has done so many stories that stay too long and get lost in themselves that it's easy to forget that he can do some really excellent work if his worst tendencies are curbed. Dropping the Riddler into Dead Poets Society is a really inspired take on his backstory, and while many attempts to make the traditionally goofy Riddler a terrifying sociopath are joyless and edgy, King & Gerads reall more

Batman: One Bad Day: The Riddler #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 17, 2022

The Dark Knight's greatest villains get their greatest stories yet! The Riddler, Two-Face, the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface, and Ra's al Ghul-Batman's most iconic villains are all given 64-page Prestige format specials that show why they are the greatest villains in all of comics, spearheaded by today's top talent. We begin with Ba...

9.0

Tom King and Mitch Gerads have another hit on their hands. It’s a very unique spin on Riddler, a character I have always loved but hasn’t had a definitive story. It’s too early to say if that’s the case for this one shot but I’d definitely recommend this. I truly believe that Tom King and Mitch Gerads will both go down as some of the best from this era of comics and this is just more pro more

Batman: One Bad Day: The Riddler #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 17, 2022

The Dark Knight's greatest villains get their greatest stories yet! The Riddler, Two-Face, the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface, and Ra's al Ghul-Batman's most iconic villains are all given 64-page Prestige format specials that show why they are the greatest villains in all of comics, spearheaded by today's top talent. We begin with Ba...

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OldManComics reviewed Love Everlasting #1 Feb 8, 2022
10

Beautiful comic. Which is FREE. The powerhouse team of Tom King and Elsa Charretier achieved perfection with this opening issue. That is FREE. I mean the story is so damn intriguing, the art is gorgeous and everything together just achieves the perfect set-up, tone, and leaves you in awe. And did I mentioned that despite being an incredible romantic, misterious and thrillering comicbook, it is als more

Love Everlasting #1

By: Tom King, Elsa Charretier
Released: Aug 10, 2022

From superstar award-winning creators TOM KING & ELSA CHARRETIER comes a new ONGOING SERIES set in a world as frighteningly fantastical as any found beyond the stars: Romance Comics! Joan Peterson discovers that she is trapped in an endless cycle-a problem to be solved, a man to marry-and every time she falls in love, she disappears into another te...

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Federico Liguori reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #6 Jul 27, 2022
3.0

I am speechless.
I don't really know what to say. I'm just sad about the state of Spider-Man right now.
This is awful. Worse, it's embarassing to read. Every character acts like it's a parody. The Birthday scene is terrible, it isn't funny and it feels completely out of place. Felicia being mad at Bobbi makes no sense considering the last 10 years of stories. Flash acts like a jerk for more

Amazing Spider-Man #6

By: Zeb Wells, Ed McGuinness
Released: Jul 27, 2022

LANDMARK ISSUE #900!
•  The nine-hundredth issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comes out the month of Spider-Man's 60th Anniversary, and we are pulling out ALL THE STOPS!
•  Someone from Spider-Man's past has captured the Sinister Six and used them to create the truly terrifying SINISTER ADAPTOID!
•  This is one of the biggest adven...

4.5

I check in on ASM for every new run and centennial issue and this is one of the roughest issues I’ve read from ASM for a long time. Ed McGuinness’ art felt rushed and inconsistent due to multiple inkers. And the storytelling was very uninteresting with some very outdated dialogue. This is possibly the weakest centennial issue I’ve read from ASM and this new run seems incredibly unfocused and more

Amazing Spider-Man #6

By: Zeb Wells, Ed McGuinness
Released: Jul 27, 2022

LANDMARK ISSUE #900!
•  The nine-hundredth issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comes out the month of Spider-Man's 60th Anniversary, and we are pulling out ALL THE STOPS!
•  Someone from Spider-Man's past has captured the Sinister Six and used them to create the truly terrifying SINISTER ADAPTOID!
•  This is one of the biggest adven...

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UxasIs reviewed Batman: Killing Time #5 Jul 10, 2022
9.5

It all comes together here! King perfected the pacing in this issue

loved this!

Batman: Killing Time #5

By: Tom King, David Marquez
Released: Jul 6, 2022

The heist of the century has gone so far sideways that an all-out and very bloody gang war is imminent, with Batman, Riddler, and Catwoman caught in the crossfire. What is the mysterious object that so many are willing to murder so many for, and how does it connect to Bruce Wayne? As we reach the climax of this thrilling series, the clock strikes i...

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10

Pretty good, better than anything Bendis did with Superman

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Superman #1

By: Tom King, Chris Burnham
Released: Jul 13, 2022

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a...

10

That was so beautifully written, which is not a surprise considering most of Tom King’s work in my eyes. He writes the Superman family of characters in such a timeless and compelling way that is rarely done but when it happens, it hits hard. In addition, Chris Burnham’s distinct pencils really elevate the script. I hope this duo work together again in the future. My favourite single issue of t more

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Superman #1

By: Tom King, Chris Burnham
Released: Jul 13, 2022

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #125 Jul 5, 2022
7.0

I am a big Chip Zdarsky fan and was really looking forward to his take on Batman and it was pretty good. A positive out the gate is Jorge Jimenez’ incredible pencils. I also like that this feels more like a return to the mystery storytelling compared to more recent action-oriented Batman stories. On the other hand, I’m not terribly interested in where this mystery is going. I’m not going to more

Batman #125

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 6, 2022

Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman! Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy's involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight's nightmares are just beginni...

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6.0

I’m very conflicted on this issue. On one hand, I enjoy the teaser and mystery that is setup on the first page but I don’t like the setup for another separate mystery on the final pages. This just feels like another case of a Spidey run that will be decompressed for another 50-100 issues or so until it’s resolved and forgotten about. JRJR’s art is just as controversial as the story. He has more

Amazing Spider-Man #1

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Peter's on the outs with the FF. He's on the outs with the Avengers. He's on the outs with Aunt May! No one wants to see Spider-Man - except for Doctor Octopus. Ock's on Spider-Man's tail and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets his tentacles on Spidey. All that, and what does Tombstone have planned? Just in time...

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thecomiccookebook added Batman: Killing Time (2022) to their pull list Apr 6, 2022

Batman: Killing Time (2022)

"Three villains, one Dark Knight, and a deadly heist gone wrong.    
Catwoman, the Riddler, and the Penguin join forces to pull off the greatest robbery in the history of Gotham City. And their prize? A mysterious and priceless artifact in the secret possession of Bruce Wayne! But, as the events unfold, what fun is a heist without a bloody ...

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8.5

I’m really digging this mini. Tom King and David Marquez are two favourites of mine so putting them together is a recipe for success. I love the mystery / heist change of pace compared to other King Batman comics. I’m not sure where it’s heading which is great and I’m here for the journey.

Batman: Killing Time #2

By: Tom King, David Marquez
Released: Apr 6, 2022

The epic continues, and blood will spill. Catwoman and the Riddler have pulled off the perfect crime and are now in possession of the most valuable object in the DCU. But how long can they hold on to it with not only Batman on their tail, but also a terrifying new villain known simply as the Help?

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Immortal X-Men #1 Mar 30, 2022
8.5

The post-Hickman landscape has been a mixed bag and I was full of skepticism of this new series but I must say, I’m pleasantly surprised. Gillen has never been a writer that has wowed me but this could change that. I love the choice of having this book from Sinister’s perspective, a favourite of mine. Werneck’s art is serviceable but not exciting me like other recent X-artists. Overall, goi more

Immortal X-Men #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Mar 30, 2022

IN THE QUIET COUNCIL, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM!

The Quiet Council rules the Krakoan age, for better... or worse. Now, shaken by INFERNO and X LIVES / X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE they strive to hold together, no matter how much they want to tear each other apart. Writer Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, ETERNALS, The Wicked + The Divine, Die) retur...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Thor #20 Jan 5, 2022
6.0

Meh, I’m starting to lose interest in what’s happening in this. It’s not bad, just doesn’t have the surprises and great character work that earlier Marvel-era Cates had. I do really enjoy Nic Klein’s art but the storytelling is kind of bland. Most likely dropping this middling series.

Thor #20

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Jan 5, 2022

"GOD OF HAMMERS" PART 2 of 5
Mjolnir is on a rampage across the realms and is leaving death and destruction in its path! Thor must act fast to save his kingdom for the deadly prophecy of the God of Hammers is about to be unleashed!
RATED T+

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Inferno #4 Jan 5, 2022
10

Wow. Not surprising that yet again, Hickman nails the ending of his run but also keeps it open for the other writers to expand and explore new concepts with the groundwork he established. His goal was simple: fix the X-Men. And I believe he has done that. Hopefully post-Hickman is still compelling but I just have to applaud him for making the X family of books a talking point again.

Inferno #4

By: Jonathan Hickman, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jan 5, 2022

TO EMBERS!
Jonathan Hickman's time on X-Men ends with the dramatic conclusion of one of the first and best mysteries he brought to the line. Valerio Schiti returns on art to help bring down one of the foundations of the era.
RATED T+

thecomiccookebook reviewed Crossover #10 Dec 8, 2021
8.0

This book is just stupid fun but I love it anyways. It’s definitely not for everyone but I can really feel the passion for the medium coming from Cates and Shaw in this project and I’m always a sucker for that kind of acknowledgment. I also love the Bendis / Oeming insert as part of the story that really emphasizes the theming of this being by the comic community, for the comic community. This more

Crossover #10

By: Donny Cates, Dee Cunniffe
Released: Dec 8, 2021

"MEANWHILE," Part Three
"Hey hey! We're back with another mysterious slaughter-filled romp! And man oh man, is this one...honestly, guys, there's not much I can say here without spoiling every single page. Look, I don't know, guys. Writing solicitations is hard. Come read our crazy little book!!"

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Inferno #3 Dec 8, 2021
8.5

What makes this title so exciting to read each month is that I can never predict where Hickman is going with this. So much is packed within every issue of this X-line event and I discovered a newfound appreciation for Cypher. The only downside is though Silva, Caseli and Schiti are all very talented, the swapping of artists throughout this issue can affect the pacing of the story from time to time more

Inferno #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Dec 8, 2021

NIMROD STRIKES!
Krakoa's troubles don't attack one at a time. Jonathan Hickman reunites with his POWERS OF X collaborator R.B. Silva for the penultimate chapter of his X-Swan Song.
RATED T+

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thecomiccookebook added Inferno (2021) to their pull list Dec 8, 2021

Inferno (2021)

THE CULMINATION OF JONATHAN HICKMAN'S X-MEN BEGINS HERE!
"There will be an island-not the first, but the last..." Promises were made and broken. The rulers of Krakoa have been playing a dangerous game with a dangerous woman, and they are about to see how badly that can burn them. Mastermind of the X-Men JONATHAN HICKMAN brings his plans to a he...

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thecomiccookebook added Human Target (2021) to their pull list Dec 8, 2021

Human Target (2021)

Christopher Chance has made a living out of being a human target-a man hired to disguise himself as his client to invite would-be assassins to attempt his murder. He’s had a remarkable career until his latest case protecting Lex Luthor when things go sideways. An assassination attempt Chance didn’t see coming leaves him vulnerable and left tryi...

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Rachit Mittal reviewed Devil's Reign #1 Dec 8, 2021
8.0

It's Civil War 3 or Dark Reign 2 whatever you wish to say. Heroes Bad. Hire Villain. It's same just Kingpin va Heroes with DD being Centre figure.
Let's see how it turns out.

Devil's Reign #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Dec 8, 2021

The story that's been building for years is here! Wilson Fisk went from Kingpin to Mayor of the biggest city in America and is going to bring his full criminal and political power to bear on the super heroes who call NYC home. The man who once destroyed Daredevil has set his sights on The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Jessi...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Devil's Reign #1 Dec 8, 2021
7.0

I typically love Chip Zdarsky’s writing but I have found his Daredevil to be just decent and this is no exception. There’s is some great characterization and dialogue in this issue but the plot doesn’t seem very unique. Marco Checchetto brings his A game and I hope he’s a constant throughout the entire event. It’s a breath of fresh air in terms of large scale events but lacked any surpri more

Devil's Reign #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Dec 8, 2021

The story that's been building for years is here! Wilson Fisk went from Kingpin to Mayor of the biggest city in America and is going to bring his full criminal and political power to bear on the super heroes who call NYC home. The man who once destroyed Daredevil has set his sights on The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Jessi...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #118 Dec 7, 2021
7.5

First new Batman issue I have read in a while and I’m pleasantly surprised. To be honest, I initially only bought this for the beautiful homage cover by Viktor Bogdanovic but was still curious about where Williamson would take the book after Tynion. This felt refreshing after the mess that was the end of King’s run and the blandness of Tynion’s run. Williamson crafts a fairly straightforward more

Batman #118

By: Joshua Williamson, Jorge Molina
Released: Dec 8, 2021

New creative team! Start of a new story arc as Batman leaves Gotham! “Abyss” part one! As Gotham celebrates surviving Fear State, Batman retreats alone into the darkness. But when he learns of a mystery involving Batman Inc., it forces the Caped Crusader to leave Gotham for a brand-new adventure! Thrills, chills, and international intrigue awai...

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Crimson Knight reviewed Human Target #1 Nov 2, 2021
8.0

I liked it but didn't love it(yet). Both Tom King and Greg Smallwood craft a beautiful while intriguing introduction for a murder mystery comic.I'm a big JLI fan so that also gives it an anticipation point. I know plenty of people will hate it out of some kind of Tom King spite but for everyone else I'd recommend you pick up the first issue and decide from there.

Human Target #1

By: Tom King, Greg Smallwood
Released: Nov 3, 2021

Christopher Chance has made a living out of being a human target-a man hired to disguise himself as his client to invite would-be assassins to attempt his murder. He’s had a remarkable career until his latest case protecting Lex Luthor when things go sideways. An assassination attempt Chance didn’t see coming leaves him vulnerable and left tryi...

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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