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Copygram14 reviewed Usagi Yojimbo #7 Jan 26, 2020
9.0

It's funny as well as action-packed. Reminded me a bit of a Kurosawa movie. It's consistently high-quality storytelling by Stan Sakai. I just wish more people were reading it on a monthly basis.

Usagi Yojimbo #7

By: Stan Sakai
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Usagi joins his friend the bounty hunter, Gen, and his partner Stray Dog in recovering a stolen sword, an heirloom of the Higashi Clan. However, they quickly find that possessing the sword is one thing, but returning it is something entirely different as they must fight through a gauntlet of rivals wanting to claim the reward for themselves.

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Copygram14 added Lucifer (2018) to their pull list Jan 26, 2020

Lucifer (2018)

Lucifer is missing. Having embarked on a dangerous journey to find the mother of his abandoned son, the Prince of Lies finds himself imprisoned and crippled by mysterious forces who seek to torment him for their own terrible ends. Meanwhile: a car is crashed, two witches blind themselves, a tumor speaks its first words, and a perfectly good bowl of...

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Copygram14 added Batman: Curse of the White Knight to their pull list Jan 26, 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 reviewed Lucifer #16 Jan 22, 2020
9.5

This series has become a must-buy for me. Dan Watters is writing one of the best stories in years. If you've any interest in myths, fantasy or horror then you need to be reading Lucifer. Long may it continue.

Lucifer #16

By: Dan Watters, Fernando Blanco
Released: Jan 15, 2020

Who is the Hunted God? That is what Lucifer must discover after prophecy dictates he must save this mysterious prey from a deadly fate in the Wild Hunt, a mythic quest led by one of the most dangerous entities in existence: Odin himself.

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Copygram14 reviewed Lucifer #13 Jan 22, 2020
10

Continues the stunning run by Dan Watters and Max Fiumara. No spoilers but I have to say this issue really hit me in the emotions! I haven't been this moved by a comic book since 'Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows'. (Coincidentally, that was illustrated by Max Fiumara, too.)

Lucifer #13

By: Dan Watters, Max Fiumara
Released: Oct 16, 2019

Lucifer is at war. Standing alone against Heaven, the Devil is forced to play his greatest trick. Meanwhile: an important decision is made regarding a baked potato, and the blood of an angel stains the sands of Earth.

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9.5

An excellent conclusion to the first story arc. The art and writing are so good they blow away the bad memories of the painful Hellblazer Rebirth series. I still wonder how that got past the editor(s) every month. THIS is John Constantine. Aaron Cambell's rendering of modern London is stunning--all dark and menacing but shot through with moments of magical fire. I am so happy this series is back t more

John Constantine: Hellblazer #3

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Jan 22, 2020

John has found the cause of the magical madness slaughtering gang members on Peckham Rye...and it's just one guy! How hard can it be to stop him? Well, when the gangs get involved and the source of his power becomes clear, the answer turns out to be "Near impossible, actually!"

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Copygram14 reviewed Batman #86 Jan 8, 2020
8.5

Gorgeous art by Tony Daniel. The writing is solid and the story is mostly set-up for what's to come. Selina looks stunning in that dress and I love the panel where Deathstroke is being pulled through the wall. There's a nod to Nolan's Dark Knight in the Joker scene at the end.

Overall, it felt like an issue of Batman. And. The lines. Of dialog. Were not. Written by Tom King. Thank the M more

Batman #86

By: James Tynion IV, Tony Daniel
Released: Jan 8, 2020

It's a new day in Gotham City, but not the same old Batman. With Bane vanquished and one of his longtime allies gone, Batman has to start picking up the pieces and stepping up his game. Batman has a new plan for Gotham City, but he's not the only one. Deathstroke has returned as well, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything.

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10

In which Constantine summons a porn demon stuck in his phone, finds out bouncers can have literature degrees, confronts a racist hobo, and has his dick complimented by someone who thirty seconds earlier held a knife to his balls.

Spurrier and Campbell are absolutely killing it, but I must beg for one thing: PLEASE GET RID OF CONSTANTINE'S BUZZCUT. This nigh bald situation is bothering m more

John Constantine: Hellblazer #2

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Dec 18, 2019

John's return to London isn't going as smoothly as he'd hoped...though it's already been just as bloody as he could have expected! Enormous angels straight from the mind of William Blake are tearing people to ribbons in Peckham Rye Common, and the gang lord who's pressed John into service is getting increasingly impatient about John's inability to ...

Copygram14 reviewed Criminal #6 Dec 17, 2019
8.5

Another solid issue. Brubaker's dialogue is great to read.

Criminal #6

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Teeg Lawless falls in love for the first time, and it might be the worst decision he ever made. THE SUMMER OF '88-the story of the last days of Teeg Lawless-continues! As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

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Copygram14 added Criminal (2019) to their pull list Dec 17, 2019

Criminal (2019)

SERIES PREMIERE! THE RETURN OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED CRIME COMIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY! Hot off their bestselling series KILL OR BE KILLED and their original graphic novel MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, crime comic masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS finally return to their most-demanded title-as a new MONTHLY SERIES!

In this double-size...

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9.0

Another very strong issue which continues the story of vengeful angels in London. John gets deeper into the mystery of what's causing them to manifest. There are references to William Blake, scrying, dangerous phone apps and an eye-watering encounter in a toilet. Can Constantine keep control of it all?

John Constantine: Hellblazer #2

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Dec 18, 2019

John's return to London isn't going as smoothly as he'd hoped...though it's already been just as bloody as he could have expected! Enormous angels straight from the mind of William Blake are tearing people to ribbons in Peckham Rye Common, and the gang lord who's pressed John into service is getting increasingly impatient about John's inability to ...

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Copygram14 reviewed Usagi Yojimbo #1 Dec 17, 2019
9.0

Usagi's back and in colour now! A fine opening chapter to a tale of mystery and puppets. It's great to experience it with Tom Luth's colours.

Usagi Yojimbo #1

By: Stan Sakai
Released: Jun 19, 2019

Follow the adventures of rabbit r?nin Miyamoto Usagi as he wanders Edo period Japan on his warrior's journey. In the start of this three-part story, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem! Written, drawn, and lettered by comics legend Stan Sakai! Colors by Tom Luth (Groo the Wanderer)!

The...

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Copygram14 added Usagi Yojimbo (2019) to their pull list Dec 17, 2019

Usagi Yojimbo (2019)

Follow the adventures of rabbit r?nin Miyamoto Usagi as he wanders Edo period Japan on his warrior's journey. In the start of this three-part story, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem! Written, drawn, and lettered by comics legend Stan Sakai! Colors by Tom Luth (Groo the Wanderer)!

The...

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Copygram14 reviewed Usagi Yojimbo #6 Dec 17, 2019
9.0

35 years of Usagi Yojimbo! Can you believe it? This is a wonderful retelling of Usagi's first story. Beware of goblins!

Usagi Yojimbo #6

By: Stan Sakai
Released: Nov 13, 2019

In this 35th anniversary month of Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai revisits the very first Usagi story, "The Goblin of Adachigahara", expanding it from 8 to 24 pages and adding new insights into the characters and events, as well as revealing the reason for Usagi's pilgrimage back home.

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rayonymous reviewed Usagi Yojimbo #4 Sep 8, 2019
10

Perfection! Stan Sakai is a master of art and storytelling.

Usagi Yojimbo #4

By: Stan Sakai
Released: Sep 4, 2019

In this explosive new story arc, Usagi goes back to his roots as a yojimbo (bodyguard) when he is hired by Lady Mura, a famous writer, to keep her safe on her perilous journey to her father's home. Making matters worse, Usagi is thrown into a bitter dispute between Lady Mura and her jealous ex-husband (a high ranking lord). A wild tale of action, d...

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8.0

I feel a bit like the odd man out but I enjoyed this book. Yes, it's not as good as his original Dark Knight Returns but I had fun reading this. It's meant to be satirical, right? People still have a sense of humour, don't they? And the gorgeous artwork, holy macaroni Batman, Rafael Grampa has created a visual treat.

Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child #1

By: Frank Miller, Rafael Gramp
Released: Dec 11, 2019

Frank Miller returns to the Dark Knight Universe!
It's been three years since the events of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Lara has spent the time learning to be more human, and Carrie Kelley has been growing into her new role as Batwoman. But a terrifying evil has returned to Gotham City, and Lara and Carrie must team up to stop this growi...

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Copygram14 added John Constantine: Hellblazer to their pull list Dec 9, 2019

John Constantine: Hellblazer

John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness...and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn't have much choice about...

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9.0

Dark, atmospheric, witty and visually stunning, John Constantine is back and in trouble already. I'm very impressed with this issue, as I was with the previous "Sandman Universe Presents" one. It's been too long.

John Constantine: Hellblazer #1

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Nov 27, 2019

John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness...and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn't have much choice about...

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Copygram14 reviewed The Silencer #4 Jul 2, 2018
8.5

Well written by Dan Abnett with impressive artwork by Viktor Bogdanovic. This is my first time to read The Silencer and I enjoyed it enough to want to read more.

Zack from 'Diversity and Comics' brought me here.

The Silencer #4

By: Dan Abnett, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Apr 25, 2018

"PAYBACK TIME" part one! The Silencer has been targeted by every hit man, meta-mobster and weapons-depot dropout that the Leviathan organization has to offer-now it's time for Honor Guest to take the fight back to them! Too bad Deathstroke has other plans. Silencer squares off against Slade Wilson as we kick off a brand-new epic! And this duo's dev...

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Copygram14 reviewed Detective Comics #983 Jul 2, 2018
8.5

A solid, enjoyable start by the new creative team.

Detective Comics #983

By: Bryan Hill, Miguel Mendonca
Released: Jun 27, 2018

"On The Outside" part one! Duke Thomas. Cassandra Cain. They and other young heroes don't intend to stand down, no matter what Batman thinks is best. Who can Batman trust to guide them? They need a teacher...and Black Lightning fits the bill!

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Copygram14 reviewed Venom #3 Jul 2, 2018
9.5

I haven't been this excited about a comic for quite some time, and it's only issue 3! Cates and Stegman are turning base metal into gold; a pair of modern-day alchemists.

An essential buy.

Venom #3

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jun 27, 2018

• Still recovering from his injuries, Eddie Brock - the Wicked Web-Slinger known as VENOM - has to defend NYC against the most powerful foe he's ever faced!
•  The only thing standing in his way? Miles Morales...SPIDER-MAN!
•  Though Eddie and the symbiote have no qualms with this particular web-slin...

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Copygram14 reviewed Doctor Strange #1 Jun 24, 2018
9.0

A great start by the new creative team. I loved Donny Cates's run on this comic book and am now looking forward to discovering where Waid and Saiz will take us. Some fine character writing in here. Bring on issue 2!

Doctor Strange #1

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jun 6, 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 added Doctor Strange (2018) to their pull list Jun 24, 2018

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 reviewed Isola #2 Jun 24, 2018
9.0

This comic book should be picked up by all those readers who complain that the general quality of art is declining in this industry. A delight to see and read, with a story becoming more interesting by the issue.

Isola #2

By: Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl
Released: May 9, 2018

With the hunting clans closing in, Captain Rook leads the Queen to a city in ruins on a desperate mission to resupply. Unbeknownst to them, however, a new danger awaits within the broken walls - someone with a connection to Rook's past!

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Copygram14 reviewed Isola #1 Jun 24, 2018
9.0

Gorgeous artwork and some nice world-building create a fascinating first issue. I picked this up thanks to the high rating on here; so glad I did.

Isola #1

By: Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl
Released: Apr 4, 2018

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 added Isola to their pull list Jun 24, 2018

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 added Venom (2018) to their pull list Jun 24, 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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Copygram14 reviewed Venom #2 Jun 24, 2018
10

It's only issue 2 but this has become a must-read for me. Stunning artwork and a fascinating story make sure Venom is one of the best books on the stands right now. Get on board before you get left behind!

Venom #2

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jun 13, 2018

REX PART 2 FROM DONNY CATES AND RYAN STEGMAN!
•  Long ago, a mythical monster once terrorized both humanity and the Klyntar alike. Now, it's awake. And it's angry.
•  To make matters worse, this ancient horror has a unique influence over the Venom symbiote - an influence that threatens to sever Eddie Brock's c...

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Copygram14 reviewed Venom #1 Jun 24, 2018
9.5

Brilliant first issue! Cates and Stegman have left me very hungry for more. I've never been interested in Venom until now. The story is intriguing and the art is dark and deadly.

Venom #1

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: May 9, 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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Copygram14 added Doom Patrol (2016) to their pull list Jul 19, 2017

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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