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Rick Jonez reviewed Harley Quinn #49 Sep 8, 2018
9.0

Morbid as all get out. Lord Death Man had Evil Deadpool written all over him. Other than that -and it was a lot, plenty of whacky fun. And good art effort.

Harley Quinn #49

By: Sam Humphries, Alisson Borges
Released: Sep 5, 2018

Harley's straight-up clowning around on her latest mission, and she's faced with a real laugher of a puzzle: How does she kill and collect the bounty on Lord Death Man, an immortal murder machine who seemingly can't be killed? Nevertheless, she will persist with a host of attempted assassinations, all doomed to fail. Time is running out, and Harley...

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8.5

Really enjoyed much of this. Makes all those mini series ALMOST worth while now.

Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends #1

By: Charles Soule, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Aug 29, 2018

THE HUNT IS OVER.
The hunt for Wolverine is over... Now the time has come to put the pieces together and see what was learned. Kitty Pryde, Daredevil, Tony Stark and Sabretooth may have found what they were looking for...but it wasn't what they expected. Where has Wolverine been? What has he been doing?
Parental Advisory

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Rick Jonez reviewed Fantastic Four #1 Aug 8, 2018
8.0

As far as long overdue relaunches go this was absolutely... a... uhm... long overdue relaunch. Nothing bad but nothing really notable and that Doom backp was very disagreeable.

Fantastic Four #1

By: Dan Slott, Skottie Young
Released: Aug 8, 2018

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Justice League Dark #1 Aug 7, 2018
8.0

I give it a 7.8 so I'll be generous and round up. More so for the eclectic DCUmystics appearances than having a clear understanding of this magical threat that WW feels compelled to spearhead the solution for. And there were a couple nice images with an otherwise decent art effort.

Justice League Dark #1

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Jul 25, 2018

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, team leader Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix of Zatanna, Swamp Thing,...

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8.0

Nothing wow-worthy but a solid read.

Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost #4

By: Charles Soule, Matteo Buffagni
Released: Aug 1, 2018

WEAPON FOUND?
Logan was turned into a weapon long ago - controlled, experimented on, but ultimately lost. Now, Daredevil and his crew learn what happens if someone else takes up that weapon...
Parental Advisory

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Rick Jonez reviewed Mister Miracle #10 Aug 2, 2018
8.5

I am still super worried that the payoff/reveal of the canonical impact of this will be a disconsolately creative choice. But it's impossible to disagree with the high ratings this issue deserves in itself at face value. Skirting around Scott's dumb suicide decision still bothers me. But at least it was finally noted as a storypoint here.

Mister Miracle #10

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Darkseid has put an offer on the table- something that can end the war between New Genesis and Apokolips once and for all. The stakes are high, but peace is important. Mister Miracle finds himself caught having to make a decision that won't just change the new life he's been building, but potentially the entirety of the universe.

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6.0

Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin's comments nail the problems with this.

Hunt For Wolverine: Claws Of A Killer #3

By: Mariko Tamaki, Butch Guice
Released: Jul 18, 2018

ALIVE...OR UNDEAD?!
•  On the trail of the returned Logan, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike and Daken have run straight into a horde of flesh-eating zombies!
•  But what do these poor resurrected creatures have to do with Logan's return?
Parental Advisory

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8.5

It was a solid and positive conclusion. Peter's sacrifices show Spidey at his best.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #307

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Jul 18, 2018

• The Vedomi invaded Earth back in #300, leading Spider-Man on a journey through the past and future to try and defeat them.
•  Did it work? FIND OUT HERE in the stunning conclusion to the first year of Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert's run on PP:SSM!
Rated T

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Rick Jonez reviewed Thor #3 Jul 19, 2018
6.5

I don't like the art that much. Or the contrived way for Son of Odin to call in the Valkyrior.

Thor #3

By: Jason Aaron, Michael Del Mundo
Released: Jul 18, 2018

UNHOLY MATRIMONY!
War rages across the land of the dead, and not even the reunion of Thor with his brother Balder can stop it!  Perhaps peace might come from the wedding of the century... in Hel! With Hela, the goddess of death, as the bride, which Odinson brother is going to be the lucky groom? And what special surprise guest is look...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Tony Stark: Iron Man #2 Jul 19, 2018
9.0

This was content packed - with GOOD content and dangler followups.

Tony Stark: Iron Man #2

By: Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jul 18, 2018

STARK REALITIES!
•  Tony has been holding back an enormous secret since his return, and there's only one person on Earth he'd trust it with: James Rhodes. This will change everything.
•  A strange new development for Jocasta, the return of the Gauntlet and the arrival of Tony Stark's new rival, Sunset Bain. All...

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9.0

Big 'death' scene. Big last page cameo. Big ship on self-destruct. Big props for this ish.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #24

By: Scott Lobdell, Dexter Soy
Released: Jul 11, 2018

Bizarro is getting... worse. Worser? Worsest. The backward Superman's diminishing cognitive state is causing problems for the rest of the Outlaws. Complicating things is the Red Hood's vendetta against the Penguin-can the Outlaws stop Jason Todd from crossing a line he can't return from?

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Rick Jonez reviewed Domino #4 Jul 13, 2018
9.5

That good. Shocked by the lower average rating.

Domino #4

By: Gail Simone, David Baldeon
Released: Jul 11, 2018

SOMEONE'S ABOUT TO GET LUCKY...
•  ...and it just might be Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu! If he plays his cards right, that is...
•  Domino's search for answers about her past takes her to Hong Kong!
•  Will she stay on the straight and narrow? Or go right for the seedy underbelly?
Parent...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Plastic Man #2 Jul 13, 2018
9.0

That good. Just need to clear up The Terrifics connection contradiction. And the art was mostly good but some of the panels were too rushed compared to the good.

Plastic Man #2

By: Gail Simone, Adriana Melo
Released: Jul 11, 2018

Eel didn't like it when a spy blackmailed him over his secret identity, and then a kid found out, and now the dancers at his club know and the concept of a secret identity has gotten stretched way the heck out of whack. But the dancers are helping him find the kid, who was nabbed by some bad guys who don't know his secret identity, just his costume...

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Rick Jonez rated Ant-Man & The Wasp #3 Jul 6, 2018
7.5

Ant-Man & The Wasp #3

By: Mark Waid, Javi Garron
Released: Jul 4, 2018

• The Wasp and Ant-Man are trapped in the Microverse, which sucks for them.
•  Know who it's even worse for? The even more tiny people our heroes can't help but threaten by their very existence!
Rated T

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Rick Jonez reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #801 Jun 24, 2018
8.5

An odd way to end the run. Danglers left to the next creative team. The disconnect from the canon and Big #800 was a bit disappointing. Still, in itself it was a real fun and heartwarming one-shot micro-story. And as far as retcons go this was NOT typically offputting for it.

Amazing Spider-Man #801

By: Dan Slott, Marcos Martin
Released: Jun 20, 2018

After ten years, Dan Slott's final issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is here, and he isn't pulling any punches. Joined by one of the best illustrators in the biz, Marcos Martin, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 is one of the most emotional, heartfelt tales not only in Dan's run, but in all of Mighty Marveldom itself, and is one Marvel fans around the world wo...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Harley Quinn #44 Jun 22, 2018
7.0

Run of the mill conclusion to a 2-parter but much better than part 1 was. There was good art and a feel good ending. The Reaper was more entertaining than the superparanoia the plotpitch was trying to dump on Harley. Good-bye Frank and June, have a good life but don't come back.

Harley Quinn #44

By: Christopher Sebela, Mirka Andolfo
Released: Jun 20, 2018

And in issue #44, she's up crazy creek without a hoagie when Harley Quinn goes full Batman to hunt down whoever made her favorite bodega go boom. But while digging her way through a twisted trail of clues, Harley discovers trouble that could mean the end of New York City... only nobody believes her!

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Rick Jonez reviewed Mister Miracle #9 Jun 16, 2018
8.0

Frustrated now. This had so many GOOD elements to it and WOULD'VE gotten top marks if it was an early on issue BUT it ain't and we really don't know what we're really reading yet. I'm starting to dread the fact if this all proves to be "not really real" Also, here's hoping the final issue #12 isn't a force infodump to explain it all (belatedly) after 1 year publishing.

Mister Miracle #9

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jun 13, 2018

After war comes peace. The bloody battles that waged across New Genesis and Apokolips have come to an end, and now Mister Miracle and Kalibak must sit down and discuss a truce. Can Scott Free trust the former minions of Darkseid to keep their word? Not likely, but a leader sometimes has to take a risk in service to the greater good. Perhaps the mor...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Marvel Rising: Alpha #1 Jun 15, 2018
7.0

Generally boring. Dumb numbering.

Marvel Rising: Alpha #1

By: Devin Grayson, Georges Duarte
Released: Jun 13, 2018

This summer, SQUIRREL GIRL meets MS. MARVEL - for the very first time! When Doreen Green (also known as the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) volunteers as head counselor for an extracurricular computer programming class, little does she know that junior counselor Kamala Khan moonlights as crimefighting super hero Ms. Marvel! But this coding configuration ...

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7.0

Not very entertaining riddles or tie-in motivation.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Batgirl vs. The Riddler #1

By: Tim Seeley, Minkyu Jung
Released: Jun 13, 2018

On the eve of Batman's wedding to Catwoman, two of Gotham City's finest minds clash. In her role as Oracle, Barbara Gordon wired all of her allies together. But when The Riddler takes on Batgirl, will he tear everything asunder?  

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Rick Jonez reviewed Plastic Man #1 Jun 14, 2018
8.5

It was fun. Art was strong. Couple new characters, an origin twist and a conclusion to be must see resolved that has me interested. No connection to The Terrifics is a real turn off though.

Plastic Man #1

By: Gail Simone, Adriana Melo
Released: Jun 13, 2018

Meet Eel O'Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he's also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week's garbage. Literally. Don't worry, though-he bounced back from all that, and now he's trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get r...

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Rick Jonez reviewed The Silencer #5 May 27, 2018
7.5

This was good drama building with using 2 A-List DCU characters in Slade and Talia. NIT: The censoring of the curse words is a bit jarring failingly trying to figure out what word could possibly fit with that number of letters.

The Silencer #5

By: Dan Abnett, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: May 23, 2018

"PAYBACK TIME" part two! The legend of the Silencer - and what she did to escape the underlife - has only been whispered about in back alleys and dingy bars... until now. The secret history of the greatest assassin you've never heard of is revealed, and Talia al Ghul is not looking like the innocent angel she claims to be after all...

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8.0

Not to bad. A bit overwhelming because it feels so rushed for a grand endeavor. Gar and Vril had good moments.

Justice League: No Justice #2

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: May 16, 2018

The teams arrive at Brainiac's home world to find it already in chaos. Only by splitting up and journeying to the four cosmic trees of Colu will they have any hope of saving the planet...but what's waiting for them will test the true mettle of their new alliances!

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Rick Jonez reviewed All-New Wolverine #35 May 19, 2018
7.5

8 for art. 7.5 What-Iffery story at best.

All-New Wolverine #35

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: May 16, 2018

• The world has been saved. Its people, never happier. The Wolverine should be retired, enjoying her time ruling Madripoor and living life with her sister.
•  But instead Laura is in the last bastion of cruelty: Latveria. She has one more mission: One person to save, one person to kill.
•  It all comes down to this.
Rated T...

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7.5

Agree with blurb of ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer. But his rating is too low 'cuz this average Spider-tale was not bad and better than other books, out this week, if the equally average art was not better.

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #18

By: Peter David, Andre Araujo
Released: May 16, 2018

• MYSTERIO swore to Ben Reilly that he was on the straight and narrow, and Quentin Beck thought he was retired...until his DAUGHTER blew into town.
•  And the SCARLET SPIDER is the only one who can get between "MYSTERIA" and her big score.
•  It's not money she's after...but a strange and powerful artifact.
•  Let's ju...

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Rick Jonez reviewed New Challengers #1 May 17, 2018
6.5

Premise wasn't executed well enough.

New Challengers #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: May 16, 2018

From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Challengers Mountain has returned to the DC Universe and chosen a new team of explorers! Five misfit strangers are given a second chance at life, but only if they obey the orders of the mysterious Professor and execute deadly missions in the most unexplored corners of the multiverse! And if the new Challengers ...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Captain America #702 May 16, 2018
5.0

Boring. Art hurts it more. Tying in Cube makes it worse.

Captain America #702

By: Mark Waid, Leonardo Romero
Released: May 16, 2018

PROMISED LAND Part 2
The quest to save his son leads Jack Rogers into the bowels of the Earth, far from the idyllic surface - and a meeting with the descendant of another notable Marvel hero!
Rated T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed Mister Miracle #8 Apr 21, 2018
7.5

I find myself not wanting to argue with Weird Science - Jim Werner's sentiments. But this insta..ment is still better than other books this week so going to give it a better rating.

Mister Miracle #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Apr 18, 2018

This issue, it's back to Apokolips-and a return to war. Scott Free is engaged in a bloody battle against Darkseid's forces, this time without Barda by his side-because her hands are full, thanks to a domestic situation at home. With his attention split by his concerns for his wife's commitments back on Earth, can Mister Miracle hold his own against...

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8.0

This continues to be a fun run. Jase bests Pengy. Arti makes headway helping Biz. Only the 2 simple stories but the outcomes were worth it. And somebody had sex with Ma Gunn?!

Red Hood and the Outlaws #21

By: Scott Lobdell, Dexter Soy
Released: Apr 11, 2018

Looking to make his mark on Gotham City's crowded underworld, Red Hood infiltrates the Iceberg Lounge in an attempt to further annoy the Penguin. But it might be the Penguin who gets the drop on Red Hood this time. Plus, the truth about Bizarro's condition finally comes out-and the consequences could be catastrophic for Artemis!

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Rick Jonez reviewed Suicide Squad #39 Apr 14, 2018
7.0

The daughter in danger angle is interesting but the setup/battle to get there felt too lopsided and/or contrived to get there. June, Croc, and Deady will probably end up fine sooner than later. And poor Harley didn't have any worthwhile lines.

Suicide Squad #39

By: Rob Williams, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Apr 11, 2018

"BREAK THROUGH THE WALL" part two! The government loses control of its new military weapon, the Wall, and he's rampaging through Washington, D.C. with his sights set on the Capitol building! Rick Flag is forced to turn back to the Suicide Squad to stop the Wall before Washington is in ruins!

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Rick Jonez reviewed Old Man Logan #38 Apr 14, 2018
7.0

Pretty standard conclusion. Nothing bad per se. The ONLY reason Bullseye lost was cuz it was OML's book so that felt a bit trope-y.

Old Man Logan #38

By: Ed Brisson, Dalibor Talajic
Released: Apr 11, 2018

  MOVING TARGET Part 3
•  LOGAN had dirt on the newest NYC mayor, the KINGPIN....but now he's lost it!
•  Logan is hurting and bleeding and now he's got to chase Bullseye across Manhattan.
•  What famous landmarks will he bloody up in his attempt to take the Kingpin down? And do you think any tourists will want to take sel...

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