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8.5

I picked this up because I heard Thessaly was in it. The story surprised me by being very good. It works as a standalone story but also expands Tynion's take on the Sandman Universe.

The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #6

By: James Tynion IV, Maria Llovet
Released: Sep 28, 2022

The ancient witch known as the Thessalian has survived millennia of human atrocity via her cunning and remorselessness. But for the last 30 years, she's endured her greatest challenge yet: Los Angeles. Thessaly needs a change. A big one. And when she learns of the opportunity presented by the Corinthian's reappearance, may the old gods help anyone ...

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DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead

Berlin, 1944. The Nazis are besieged on all fronts by the Allied forces. Defeat is inevitable. But Hitler and his team of evil scientists attempt a last-ditch effort that may turn the tide of the war and rewrite history itself: a serum that resurrects their dead soldiers, stronger than they were in life, and sends them back into the battlefield. No...

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Copygram14 added Amazing Spider-Man (2022) to their pull list Sep 28, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man (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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Copygram14 added The Scorched (2022) to their pull list Sep 28, 2022

The Scorched (2022)

The first ALL-NEW issue of TODD McFARLANE’s superhero team book!

There’s a threat so big that no single hero can stop it, and the formation of this new supergroup is the only thing standing in its way. Members will include SPAWN, REDEEMER, GUNSLINGER, MEDIEVAL SPAWN, and SHE-SPAWN, with many more heroes waiting in the wings!

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Copygram14 reviewed The Scorched #10 Sep 28, 2022
8.0

This issue feels like it's going somewhere at last. I still feel like Sean Lewis is finding his feet with this team book, but the writing is always solid even if the plot meanders a bit. Shout out to Stephen Segovia for the eye-catching art, he's delivered a gorgeous looking comic this month. Great work!

The Scorched #10

By: Sean Lewis, Stephen Segovia
Released: Sep 28, 2022

The Sin Devourers have returned-and so has their mysterious creator. He is known only as K, and he is here to destroy the Scorched and become the master of humanity!

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8.5

Yes it's B-movie pulp and a bit bonkers but it's also huge fun! I got this first issue as a gimmick not expecting much from the writing, but Campbell can write. And he's funny! Atmospheric art from Risso and some nice minimal colors. I'm in for the ride!

I did a video review here if you are interested: https://youtu.be/l4FS7xZPXBs

DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1

By: Bruce Campbell, Eduardo Risso
Released: Sep 28, 2022

Berlin, 1944. The Nazis are besieged on all fronts by the Allied forces. Defeat is inevitable. But Hitler and his team of evil scientists attempt a last-ditch effort that may turn the tide of the war and rewrite history itself: a serum that resurrects their dead soldiers, stronger than they were in life, and sends them back into the battlefield. No...

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Copygram14 reviewed Crimson Cage #3 Mar 8, 2022
10

This is what comics is all about. A shining and bloody example of the medium delivering what it's truly capable of. A rare "10" from me. I need to write reviews for issues #1 and #2, but this rating is for the series so far. Shame it's limited to five issues. John Lees' writing is exceptional and it's matched by Alex Cormack's brilliant art. A HUGE Recommend!

Crimson Cage #3

By: John Lees, Alex Cormack
Released: Feb 16, 2022

The blood-drenched pro wrestling retelling of Macbeth continues. Chuck Frenzy has it now. The fame, the jet-setting lifestyle, the title belt, all as the Bayou Sisters promised, and he played most foully for it. The Abominable Grudd, Chuck's best friend and wrestling rival, was also promised a bountiful future, but is content not to meddle with fat...

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KaijuSHENANIGANS reviewed Crimson Cage #3 Feb 22, 2022
10

This series has no business being as good as it is, but here we are. Retelling Macbeth through the filter of throw back, territorial wrestling? Sounds crazy right? Its brilliant, the writing and pace are perfect. The art bursts off the page. There is a sense of Dred lurking around each page turn. I never thought id fall in love with wrestling again, let alone in the pages of a comic book. Do yours more

Crimson Cage #3

By: John Lees, Alex Cormack
Released: Feb 16, 2022

The blood-drenched pro wrestling retelling of Macbeth continues. Chuck Frenzy has it now. The fame, the jet-setting lifestyle, the title belt, all as the Bayou Sisters promised, and he played most foully for it. The Abominable Grudd, Chuck's best friend and wrestling rival, was also promised a bountiful future, but is content not to meddle with fat...

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Copygram14 added Crimson Cage to their pull list Mar 8, 2022

Crimson Cage

Double double toil and rumble...Brace yourself for a No-Holds-Bard reimagining of William Shakespeare's Macbeth from the critically-acclaimed creators of Sink. New Orleans, 1984. Chuck Frenzy is the main event star of the local Louisiana pro wrestling territory, but yearns for something greater. A fateful encounter with a trio of terrifying ...

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Copygram14 reviewed Gunslinger Spawn #5 Mar 8, 2022
8.0

Remember the 90s? Remember when comics were entertaining and fun? This series has been a blast from the start. It feels like Todd is enjoying himself writing Gunslinger, and Brett Booth is killing it with his art! I'm having a great time reading this series.

Gunslinger Spawn #5

By: Todd McFarlane, Brett Booth
Released: Feb 23, 2022

The return of the new and more powerful CLOWN continues!!!
His epic return comes with a double dose of evil, as he has found a way to split himself in two. Now, both the Clown and the Violator can attack the Gunslinger at the same time!

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Copygram14 added Gunslinger Spawn to their pull list Mar 8, 2022

Gunslinger Spawn

Introducing the launch of the second new monthly title spinning out of the SPAWN UNIVERSE, with one of the most popular characters in the entire SPAWN mythology! This book contains three
separate GUNSLINGER stories, each taking a look at his journey through time - from the wild, wild west to the 21st century.

Will his 200-year-old past...

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Copygram14 reviewed Spawn #326 Mar 8, 2022
7.0

The main Spawn title burns hot and cold at the moment. I'm enjoying Barberi's art but McConville's writing feels like it's setting things up for future issues. I just hope it's leading somewhere good.

Spawn #326

By: Rory McConville, Carlo Barberi
Released: Feb 2, 2022

New York City is rocked by the appearance of the supervillain SINN. His goal? Force Spawn to unlock the DEAD ZONES! There is an empty throne waiting for him in HELL, and he intends to claim it!

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Copygram14 added Spawn to their pull list Mar 8, 2022

Spawn

While a strange assailant stalks the city, ripping out human hearts, another otherwordly being arrives. As his mind reels, our tortured hero remembers that he struck a deal with the devil in order to return to his beloved wife - five years after his death.

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Copygram14 added King Spawn to their pull list Mar 8, 2022

King Spawn

A historical NEW ongoing SPAWN series begins!

The launch of this book, nearly three decades in the making, further expands the SPAWN UNIVERSE with a growing presence of Hell, Heaven, and Heroes here on Earth.

A classic villain from Spawn's past has begun asserting his powers on Earth by corrupting as many souls as possible. And on...

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Copygram14 reviewed I Am Batman #7 Mar 8, 2022
7.5

I reviewed issue #1 of I Am Batman on my YouTube channel back in September last year. While the art by Olivier Coipel was very good, the story didn’t really interest me and I didn’t continue with the series. I found main character Jace Fox unlikeable and wondered whether writer John Ridley was purposely trying to court controversy with his character’s attitude towards original Batman Bruce W more

I Am Batman #7

By: John Ridley, Stephen Segovia
Released: Mar 9, 2022

THE DARK KNIGHT COMES TO NEW YORK CITY! Batman's arrival in New York City went even more smoothly than Jace could have hoped. The mayor and law enforcement are trying to cooperate with their new Dark Knight in ways Gotham never did, and his family has settled quickly into a happy routine. But there's a rotten core to the Big Apple,  and a mysteri...

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Copygram14 reviewed Future State: Nightwing #1 Jan 20, 2021
7.5

Pretty solid story with some nice art. I loved the splash page with Nightwing back-flipping above near-future Gotham. I wasn't sure about the meeting with the new Batman. I preferred Dick on his own.

Future State: Nightwing #1

By: Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Batman is gone! Now, Nightwing has taken on the mission of keeping the citizens of Gotham City safe from the Magistrate. But to do that, he’ll have stay one step ahead of the Magistrate! And you know things have gotten bad in Gotham when the safest place for Dick to hide out is the abandoned Arkham Asylum! When Nightwing gets a visit from a mask ...

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Copygram14 reviewed Future State: Catwoman #1 Jan 20, 2021
8.5

A cool-looking, fun Catwoman story about a train robbery. I'm enjoying Ram V's take on the character so far. I love what he's been doing in the regular series.

Future State: Catwoman #1

By: Ram V, Otto Schmidt
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Masked vigilantes have been deemed illegal, and the Magistrate has commandeered a bullet train to take those they’ve captured to a reformation facility-and filled the rest of the train with innocent children! Catwoman is hellbent on ensuring it never reaches its destination. Armed with a new magnetic suit, assisted by her trusty band of Strays, a...

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Copygram14 reviewed I Breathed a Body #1 Jan 20, 2021
8.0

Weird yet intriguing story about a social media influencer. Not sure where this is going but I'll probably pick up the next issue. Great cover art, but the interior art hasn't won me over just yet.

Has anyone read Thompson's "Lonely Receiver"? What's it like?

I Breathed a Body #1

By: Zac Thompson, Andy MacDonald
Released: Jan 20, 2021

A science fiction horror series about social media, big tech, and influencer culture.

It's The Social Network meets Hellraiser. When the world's biggest influencer posts something irredeemably horrific online, the world changes in an instant. Now it's up to his social media manager, Anne Stewart, to fan the flames of outrage and create a s...

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Bat-ears99 reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #3 Oct 27, 2020
5.0

I was very curious how Johns would explain the existence of the three Jokers. I thought maybe these are just a three Jokers from different timelines like Golden Age, Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis Jokers? I mean, we had Kara Danvers' Supergirl and Earth-Two Kara Zor-L... so it's still according to comic books rules. But apparently I was wrong. Now Joker is the title, the mantle that one person's givin more

Batman: Three Jokers #3

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Oct 28, 2020

The final chapter of the most terrifying and personal Batman mystery is here!
Still reeling from their last encounter with the three Jokers, Batman, Batgirl, and Red Hood discover the terrible truth about the Three Jokers’ plot. Will the caped crusaders have the strength needed to put an end to the maniacal menaces’ master plan once and ...

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VicSav - Oct 27, 2020

Actually you’re the only reasonable one here that even tho I disagree, I see how you wouldn’t like it as much. You didn’t contradict yourself like the others did.

Copygram14 - Oct 27, 2020

This is a really good analysis of what worked and didn't work in the story for you. I enjoyed reading it, thanks. Love your point about the three Batmen. It could be something we see from Johns and Fabok in the next 5'ish years! I'm also curious to read Zero Year, now.

Copygram14 reviewed The Department of Truth #2 Oct 27, 2020
9.0

Another thought-provoking issue. This one goes down a darker path than the last one. I like how the creators seem to be playing it down the middle so far; the truth is a lie and the lies are all true.

The Department of Truth #2

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Oct 28, 2020

COLE TURNER has spent most of his life suppressing false memories of Satanic ritual abuse at his preschool. Now, he's the newest recruit of the Department of Truth...and he just found out those false memories might be truer than he thinks. JAMES TYNION IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy) continue their b...

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9.5

Another terrific issue with solid writing and excellent, atmospheric art. This whole series has been of the highest quality right from the start. With the sad news of its cancellation still ringing in fans' ears, we can only hope next month's final issue goes out with a satisfying bang.

John Constantine: Hellblazer #11

By: Simon Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Oct 28, 2020

A message from Clem Thurso, the most virulently bigoted politician in the UK, unexpectedly sends John on a journey deep into the heart of occult evil-and down into a chamber below Parliament where something truly unspeakable waits…

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Copygram14 reviewed Shang-Chi #1 Sep 30, 2020
7.0

Lacks the pulpy style and feel of the original series from the 1970s, but enjoyable enough. I've liked a lot of writer Gene Luen Yang's comic book writing up 'til now, and he is the reason I picked this up. The art is okay, but it made me pine for the days of Paul Gulacy, Mike Zeck, and Gene Day; true masters of the Master of Kung Fu. A fun read overall.

Shang-Chi #1

By: Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan
Released: Sep 30, 2020

THE MASTER RETURNS! An ancient and evil secret society has stayed in hiding since the death of their leader, Zheng Zhu. But now his successor has been chosen to shift the balance of power in the world...Zheng Zhu's son, Shang-Chi! Witness the Marvel Universe's greatest fighter return to a world of death and destruction he thought he left behind lon...

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Copygram14 reviewed The Department of Truth #1 Sep 30, 2020
8.5

Intriguing story for this first issue. I'm curious to see where Tynion takes it from here. The art by Martin Simmonds matches the theme of the book and it's glorious. Weird, edgy and scratchy, it reminds me of Bill Sienkiewicz's style.

The Department of Truth #1

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Sep 30, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn't prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK assassination to flat Earth theory and reptilian shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of...

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Copygram14 rated Alienated #2 Sep 30, 2020
7.5

Alienated #2

By: Simon Spurrier, Chris Wildgoose
Released: Mar 18, 2020

After outcast teens, Samuel, Samantha, and Samir, find an adorable but dangerous alien creature in the woods and name him Chip, they bond over their shared secret. But as the pressures of hiding an actual alien mount, they each begin to fantasize about how to use Chip's strange powers to improve the world-starting with their current lives.

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Copygram14 rated Alienated #1 Sep 30, 2020
7.5

Alienated #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Chris Wildgoose
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier (John Constantine Hellblazer, Coda) and artist Chris Wildgoose (Batgirl, Batman: Nightwalker) present a subversive coming-of-age story about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it. Three teenagers, each an outcast in their own way, stumble upon an unearthly entity as it's bor...

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Copygram14 dropped Doom Patrol (2016) from their pull list Jul 10, 2020

Doom Patrol (2016)

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

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Copygram14 dropped Doctor Strange (2018) from their pull list Jul 10, 2020

Doctor Strange (2018)

NEW SPELLS, ALLIES & ENEMIES IN THIS NEW SERIES FROM MARK WAID & JESUS SAIZ!
SORCERER SUPREME...OF THE  GALAXY!
The Eye of Agamotto is closed! Doctor Stephen Strange has lost his connection to the Earth's arcane power, and he can't wait to recover while nightmares press against the seams of our reality. Tony Stark offers a 21st-century so...

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Copygram14 dropped Isola from their pull list Jul 10, 2020

Isola

Childhood friends BRENDEN FLETCHER (MOTOR CRUSH) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller KARL KERSCHL (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook's ...

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Copygram14 dropped Batman: Curse of the White Knight from their pull list Jul 10, 2020

Batman: Curse of the White Knight

In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family's legacy-and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry u...

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Copygram14 dropped Deadly Class from their pull list Jul 10, 2020

Deadly Class

It's 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus in class, thanks to his mind constantly drifting to the stunning girl in the front row and the Dag Nasty show he has tickets to. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an anc...

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