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Location: United States of America Joined: Oct 29, 2016 About Me: As a fan of comic books for many years, along with enjoying the critiques of comic reviewers such as Lewis Lovhaug, I have decided to start my very own comic critique blog to share my opinions. On Comic Covers, I will be reviewing a mainstream comic of my choice every week, along with prom more

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Comic Covers rated Incredible Hulk #709 Oct 18, 2017
9.0

Incredible Hulk #709

By: Greg Pak, Greg Land
Released: Oct 18, 2017

RETURN TO PLANET HULK Part 1
When Amadeus Cho picks up a distress signal from a distant planet he's shocked to find out it's from SAKAAR. As the Totally Awesome Hulk, he's been trying to avert the curse of anger that haunted Bruce Banner. But SAKAAR is a place for warriors and gladiators...a place where the Hulk fought brutally in the Imperial ...

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Comic Covers rated Batman #33 Oct 18, 2017
8.5

Batman #33

By: Tom King, Joelle Jones
Released: Oct 18, 2017

"A DREAM OF ME" part 1! Following his marriage proposal to Catwoman, Batman leaves Gotham City on a quest of renewal and redemption. As he travels and fights, he encounters members of his family-each disturbed by Batman's journey, each ready to stand in his way, each ready to push back against Batman's stubborn determination to evolve into somethin...

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Batman: The Drowned #1

By: Dan Abnett, Philip Tan
Released: Oct 18, 2017

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World's Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

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pocketmegar rated Mister Miracle #2 Oct 1, 2017
9.5

Mister Miracle #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Sep 13, 2017

What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to do...

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pocketmegar rated Flash #27 Oct 11, 2017
7.5

Flash #27

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"RUNNING SCARED" finale! Barry Allen and Eobard Thawne. Legendary enemies separated by centuries pulled through time itself to battle again and again. Until now. For one year THE FLASH has been building to this single epic moment: the ultimate showdown between The Flash and Reverse-Flash!

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pocketmegar rated Flash #28 Oct 11, 2017
8.0

Flash #28

By: Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"NEGATIVE" part one! It's a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! He's got a terrible attitude and volatile powers that leave a wake of destruction wherever he goes. Exactly the kind of person you'd want The Flash to put behind bars. There's just one problem: he is The Flash! Can Barry Allen get his new powers under con...

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Spock's Brain reviewed Spider-Man #20 Oct 11, 2017
7.0

A solid, but more or less average issue. Nico Leon's art is nice, holding the issue up a bit higher than the plot (which is pretty standard fare) does. And, hey, a cover that has absolutely no contextual tie to the book inside! That's always neat!

Spider-Man #20

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nico Leon
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• Miles Morales, you're under arrest!
•  If Miles' parents weren't already freaking out about their son, they are now!
Rated T

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9.0

Another great issue...this has been my favourite of the Young Animal line, and this issue perfectly wraps up the first year of story; the major plotlines are wrapped here, Shade's goodby with Lepuck is sufficiently moving, and we are ready to move with Shade to many more outlandish, mind-tripping adventures. I'm hoping that DC is patient with their Young Animal line, because they have a special ti more

Shade, the Changing Girl #12

By: Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone
Released: Sep 6, 2017

Shade's Earthly wanderings reach a dangerous crescendo, as the Metans descend on Hollywood. Can Loma escape by hiding out in Honey's body, or will that just mean Honey goes with Megan's body to a Metan jail? Plus, learn the fates of Lepuck, River, and Teacup in the brain-melting conclusion of our first story arc.

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Spock's Brain reviewed Jessica Jones #12 Oct 11, 2017
8.0

This issue rounds out the whole Maria Hill mystery, in an issue that is above average largely for its art. Michael Gaydos does his usual outstanding job drawing Jessica in gritty, modern-day style, while Javier Pulido's clean lines draw us to the past with an early meeting between Hill and Nick Fury. The contrast works great in dividing the story's past/present. I have found this arc inconsistent more

Jessica Jones #12

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• The secrets of Maria Hill are revealed, and the Marvel Universe will never be the same again! Has Jessica opened a door that she can now never close? How will it affect the other Defenders?
Parental Advisory

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Spock's Brain reviewed Redlands #2 Oct 11, 2017
8.5

This is a dark, intriguing second issue; we are still left very much into the dark surrounding what is exactly going on here, but this issue is creepily captivating. I wasn't sure what to think after the first issue, but this installment roped me in. I love the Del Ray art, and am fascinated by the world Bellaire has begun to build.

Redlands #2

By: Jordie Bellaire, Vanesa Del Rey
Released: Sep 13, 2017

A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top, sacrifices must be made. But someone is intent on removing these powerful women from the top of the food chain. And he's ready to unleash their darkest secret...

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Supes' soups reviewed New Superman #16 Oct 12, 2017
9.0

Yuen thinks outside the box which is why this title is one of the better ones in Rebirth's lineup. It's interesting to see him tackle Chinese caricatures that are steeped in stereotypes.

New Superman #16

By: Gene Luen Yang, Brent Peeples
Released: Oct 11, 2017

"Equilibrium" part two! Kenan's battle with the Suicide Squad ended in disaster, and when the New Super-Man of China comes to, he wakes up in...Gotham City? All-Yang's plan to corrupt our hero and show him the true nature of China's destiny stands revealed!
RATED T

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Spock's Brain reviewed Infamous Iron Man #12 Oct 12, 2017
5.5

Bendis fails badly in the lacklustre #12 issue that has been, until now, a deeply fascinating title. The story that gained momentum over the first near-dozen issues crumbles at the end, with a rip-off quick ending that wraps up the necessary plot lines in a cheap and unsatisfying "Mephisto did it all!" Ending. The breaking of the 4th wall by Mephisto was beyond belief dumb. An interesting series t more

Infamous Iron Man #12

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Sep 27, 2017

• The epic climax to one of the most critically acclaimed stories of the year! With enemies on all sides, how can Victor Von Doom continue to carry on the legacy of Iron Man...especially when the legacy of Doctor Doom still haunts him at every turn?
•  Don't miss this very special issue, as its events will have massive repercussions for...

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RustonLF reviewed Spider-Man #21 Oct 12, 2017
7.0

Lately Bendis has made me feel uncomfortable with the stories he has been telling in regards to Spider-Man. Miles seemed to admit in the Generations series that Peter is the true Spider-Man and he should remember that. In Spider-Men II there are hints that Peter is going to take the Spider-Man title away from him. While probably not the intention it felt like a white man controlling the young mino more

Spider-Man #21

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nico Leon
Released: Oct 4, 2017

• Miles Morales has always had difficulty balancing his duties as Spider-Man with his studies at school, but his personal life is starting to suffer now, too!
•  Between Ganke, Goldballs, Bombshell, and his mother and father, Miles is being pulled in a million directions at once...and he's starting to come apart at the seams.
Rated T

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RustonLF reviewed Ms. Marvel #23 Oct 12, 2017
8.0

The premise behind this issue made me smile. The idea that a returning Red Dagger and Ms Marvel were helping a runaway train going twenty-five miles per hour is amusing to me. There was also some other humor that worked for me. Tying in the city to Kamala's story the city gets excited when a new hero arrives. She begins to believe that she is being forgotten. It is that Toy Story like theme of fea more

Ms. Marvel #23

By: G. Willow Wilson, Diego Olortegui
Released: Oct 11, 2017

• Don't miss Jersey's newest crimefighter in this all-new arc!
•  Shouldering the burden of saving Jersey City has felt especially heavy for Kamala Khan since her falling out with her lifelong best friend and pseudo sidekick, Bruno...
•  Still, J.C. has always been her turf...
•  So when a new hero moves into J.C., Kamala...

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RustonLF reviewed Avengers #672 Oct 12, 2017
8.5

One of the things that I love that Mark Waid does is relationships between characters. If you read All New All Different Avengers with Spider-Man (Miles), Nova (Sam), and Ms Marvel (Kamala) along with their solo series there was a building of friendship there. This came into play when they formed the Champions after disagreeing with the veteran heroes in the team. Bringing them together he is able more

Avengers #672

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Oct 4, 2017

WORLDS COLLIDE Part 1
Following the events of GENERATIONS comes the long-promised clash between the Avengers and the Champions! The countdown has started as the High Evolutionary, a twisted scientist determined to create a better world at all costs, sets the Earth on a collision course with destruction! The Avengers and the Champions are ready ...

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RustonLF reviewed All-New Wolverine #25 Oct 12, 2017
8.5

I have never been a huge fan of Daken. He seemed a product very much of his time, with the look, name, and powers. Much like Cable and Deadpool were also representative of their time. Also like them as their debut moves further into the past their dated feels start to become endearing. Daken is starting to get that same feeling for me. His inclusion here worked for me, especially the way he is use more

All-New Wolverine #25

By: Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal
Released: Oct 11, 2017

ORPHANS OF X Part 1
DAKEN, the enigmatic son of Logan, has been kidnapped and it's up to the ALL-NEW WOLVERINE to find him. But when the trail leads Laura, a genetic clone of the original Wolverine, back to the FACILITY where she was created and tortured, she will find new horrors waiting for her.  Who are the ORPHANS OF X and what do...

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Lady_Joy_Hill reviewed All-New Wolverine #25 Oct 11, 2017
1.0

Sorry to say it, but it's terrible. Nothing interesting, faaaar too many inconsistencies (the facility where they made Laura was destroyed long ago), and if you ever loved Daken, get ready to get really angry, because they've turned him into a weak ass character just to show off Laura's "better" skills. Those writers have absolutely no idea of his character, his skills, his past or even his appear more

All-New Wolverine #25

By: Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal
Released: Oct 11, 2017

ORPHANS OF X Part 1
DAKEN, the enigmatic son of Logan, has been kidnapped and it's up to the ALL-NEW WOLVERINE to find him. But when the trail leads Laura, a genetic clone of the original Wolverine, back to the FACILITY where she was created and tortured, she will find new horrors waiting for her.  Who are the ORPHANS OF X and what do...

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Lady_Joy_Hill - Oct 12, 2017

The facility was SHOWN being destroyed, back in her own series, if I'm not mistaken! And also, smartass, there are other ways to show off. Just like by showing us Daken falling into the most ridiculous trap I've ever seen in the comics. And if you had the smallest idea of his actual character (and not whatever this is they're doing here) you'd know that he would have killed everyone in that place. Daken doesn't need saving. Daken is the person that would work with the villain.

RustonLF - Oct 12, 2017

I wouldn't say he fell into the trap, he mentions it is a trap. I think it is meant to be them taking advantage of his overconfidence. That said I could see where such a light team taking him down could be insulting for a fan of the character.

Comic Covers reviewed Fighting American #1 Oct 11, 2017
9.5

While it wasn't on my radar for this week, I have to say that I am happy I picked it up. This issue got me interested in these characters, and I am excited to see how Fighting American and Speed Boy's 1950's All American, Nuclear Family ideals, and values rub up against the more liberal morals of the modern day. Will they adapt and change with the times or stick to what they know? While Dodson's c more

Fighting American #1

By: Gordon Rennie, Duke Mighten
Released: Oct 11, 2017

Direct continuation of Simon and Kirby's classic series! Fighting American returns!
Written by Gordon Rennie with artwork by Duke Mighten, with a cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson!  
When the 1950s heroes find themselves trapped in the modern world, how will they handle what society has become, and what dangers will they face?&nbs...

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Comic Covers rated Action Comics #988 Sep 27, 2017
9.5

Action Comics #988

By: Dan Jurgens, Ryan Sook
Released: Sep 27, 2017

"THE OZ EFFECT" part two! As Superman struggles with the ramifications of Mr. Oz's identity, the mysterious figure's origins and the long road to Superman's doorstep finally reveal themselves.

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Comic Covers rated Detective Comics #965 Sep 27, 2017
10

Detective Comics #965

By: James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows
Released: Sep 27, 2017

"A Lonely Place Of Living" part one! It's the story you've demanded: Where in the world (or otherwise) is Tim Drake? Red Robin faces a crossroads...escape the most devious prison ever devised, or find himself abandoned beyond time and space for all eternity! Not much of a choice, right? But when he finds out just who is locked in there with him, Ti...

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Spock's Brain reviewed Invincible Iron Man #10 Sep 15, 2017
8.5

Fun issue with Riri subbing in as Queen of Latvaria. This is silly, of course, but an enjoyable read. Caseli kills it on art once again.

Invincible Iron Man #10

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli
Released: Aug 16, 2017

• Riri comes face-to-face with the biggest threat she will ever encounter - a headstrong Tony Stark A.I. that's decided it knows what's best for the world! What is Tony Stark like without a human form? Pretty awful, it turns out.
Rated T+

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ArkhamJamie dropped Batman (2016) from their pull list Sep 15, 2017

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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RustonLF reviewed Champions #12 Sep 18, 2017
9.5

The thing that I loved about the trio who started the Champions before they started the team was the building friendship. Seeing them in the pages of the Avengers and solo books learn about each other and become close was a lot of fun. He gave the titles a New Mutants feel that helped the characters feel their age since the rest of the time they are saving the world. In a case like Nova and Ms Mar more

Champions #12

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Sep 6, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH!
•  The Champions team was born from a fracture inside the Avengers. Now the events of SECRET EMPIRE have divided the Champions - and which ones are still with the team may surprise you!
Rated T+

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Comic Covers added Nick Derington to their creator watch list Sep 16, 2017
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Comic Covers added Richard Corben to their creator watch list Sep 16, 2017
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Comic Covers added Alan Davis to their creator watch list Sep 16, 2017
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Comic Covers added P. Craig Russell to their creator watch list Sep 16, 2017
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Comic Covers added Black Bolt to their pull list Sep 16, 2017

Black Bolt

THE KING OF THE INHUMANS' FIRST SOLO SERIES!
Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate - The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a stor...

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Comic Covers added Arthur Adams to their creator watch list Sep 16, 2017
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