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nec reviewed Marvel Knights: 20th #3 Dec 5, 2018
6.0

Felt like filler

Marvel Knights: 20th #3

By: Donny Cates, Damian Couceiro
Released: Dec 5, 2018

• Bruce was happy in his life. At peace.
•  But that was before the notes came every night.
•  Scrawled in a childlike hand. Driving him to seek out others like him.
•  The blind man. The law officer. The self-defense instructor.
•  Together, they must probe the v...

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7.0

I found this issue underwhelming in terms of plot development. The first two issues created a great sense of intrigue and mystery along with emotional weight. This issue felt like it didn't advance the plot anymore and focused to much on Frank Castle's backstory which isn't very interesting or important. The art is also not as strong as previous issues. I'm going to still continue this but I think more

Marvel Knights: 20th #3

By: Donny Cates, Damian Couceiro
Released: Dec 5, 2018

• Bruce was happy in his life. At peace.
•  But that was before the notes came every night.
•  Scrawled in a childlike hand. Driving him to seek out others like him.
•  The blind man. The law officer. The self-defense instructor.
•  Together, they must probe the v...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #60 Dec 5, 2018
5.0

More expository filler from King, this time even worse than usual, with uneven art - half really beautiful, half looking like a cheap indie work made by an intern. It's really underwhelming, even for King's recent standards.

Penguin's story is this issue's highlight, the same way I found it the most relatble and entertaining element of last comic's. That being said, however, while a hig more

Batman #60

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Batman takes on a new partner, and it's...the Penguin? After rejecting Bane's crime-boss co-op, Cobblepot finds himself in the crosshairs of some very teed-off villains. The feathered felon turns to his old foe to snitch on Bane's scheme, but has to prove his intentions to avoid a Bat-beatdown. Along the way, this Gotham odd couple begins to bond-c...

nec rated Doomsday Clock #8 Dec 5, 2018
8.0

Doomsday Clock #8

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The critical and commercial hit series by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continues following the shocking revelations of last issue. As the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's actions against the DC Universe are revealed, Ozymandias turns to the only being who can stop him: Superman.

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nec rated Black Panther #6 Nov 29, 2018
8.5

Black Panther #6

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jen Bartel
Released: Nov 28, 2018

"THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA" PART 6 - THE END OF ARC 1!
T'Challa and the Maroons renew their war against the Empire. But N'Jadaka is watching - and he knows exactly how dangerous the Black Panther can be. Witness at last the rise of Emperor N'Jadaka and the Exalted Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda!

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nec reviewed Ninja-K #13 Nov 18, 2018
4.0

The story is good but the art is terrible to the point where I can't follow the action and took me out of the book. The score is solely based on the art and it's affect on the story

Ninja-K #13

By: Christos Gage, Roberto de la Torre
Released: Nov 14, 2018

Betrayal looms!
At long last, Ninjak's finally got the Dying One in his crosshairs! But as the two deadly warriors prepare to do battle for the fate of the Eternal Warrior's body, another threat looms on the horizon... MI6 is closing in on their master spy with another covert operation - one that will force Ninjak to forsake the woman he loves...

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nec reviewed Avengers #10 Nov 18, 2018
10

Dam this was great! Way to do a 700th issue

Avengers #10

By: Jason Aaron, David Marquez
Released: Nov 14, 2018

THE EARTH'S MOST HATED HEROES?!
After 700 issues of saving the world, you'd think the Avengers would be due some celebration. But instead the whole world seems to be gunning for them, especially Namor's fearsome new Defenders of the Deep and the reimagined Russian Super-Soldiers of the Winter Guard. And that's not to mention the shocking surpri...

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nec reviewed Captain America #5 Nov 18, 2018
8.0

Best issue of the series so far. Again Coates is building to something that could be good but the story so far has been very decompressed. I believe that this will read much better in trade and I will be switching after issue 6 to trades.

Captain America #5

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Nov 14, 2018

"WINTER IN AMERICA" CONTINUES!
As the noose of betrayal tightens around the necks of Captain America and his closest allies, the Power Elite makes its move - in the person of the immortal Selene!
Rated T+

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nec rated Death Of The Inhumans #5 Nov 8, 2018
8.0

Death Of The Inhumans #5

By: Donny Cates, Ariel Olivetti
Released: Nov 7, 2018

THE FINAL STAND!
The Royal Family has been broken. Now, something new and terrible rises from its ashes. Who is Vox? Where are the Inhumans he's killed? And what lies ahead for a king without a kingdom?
Rated T+

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9.0

This issue brings Marvel's Inhumans push to a close. It returns the Inhumans to the status quo they had before Marvel tried to make them the X-Men. And it does so in a difficult way that will certainly be felt for years to come.

Death Of The Inhumans #5

By: Donny Cates, Ariel Olivetti
Released: Nov 7, 2018

THE FINAL STAND!
The Royal Family has been broken. Now, something new and terrible rises from its ashes. Who is Vox? Where are the Inhumans he's killed? And what lies ahead for a king without a kingdom?
Rated T+

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waltgator93 reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Oct 30, 2018
5.5

Harley best Batman? Now that’s crazy! This issue gave me bit and pieces of a lot but that’s it. Tom King extended the story to two more issues so he has more time to explain things out, so please King, give me more instead of chunks of pieces. While reading this, it feels like there is no emotion behind the characters. I’m not feeling anything from this and something this heavy should make m more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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myconius - Oct 31, 2018

perfect example there with Deathstroke fighting Superman! if done right, a battle versus a Super being can become an epic moment in comics. like Atom and Green Arrow vs. Darkseid in 'Rock of Ages'. but Harley getting the best of the Trinity just feels like lazy writing. this was as bad as when King had Catwoman take out all the Flashes.

waltgator93 - Oct 31, 2018

Feel like recently DC is making Harley seem more and more smarter. They wanna push her so much that even for a comic book is unbelievable and turns fans away

nec reviewed What If?: Thor #1 Oct 28, 2018
9.0

This is what what if issues should be

What If?: Thor #1

By: Sacks, Michele Bandini
Released: Oct 24, 2018

When young THOR'S father falls to the King of Giants, his life is forever changed. He's ripped from Asgard to be raised in a world of persistent winter, learning the brutal way of life in Jotenheim. But what happens when the runt of the giants, LOKI, is under the shadow of his new step-brother?
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed Justice League: Odyssey #2 Oct 25, 2018
7.5

Well, this was better.

This issue was a big improvement over the last one. And I'm not talking about art. The art was impeccable just like last time. I'm talking about the story. It became much more interesting and actually made me wonder what will happen next.

Some very old alien races worshiping our heroes as gods? How can this be? And can Darkseid have some actually high more

Justice League: Odyssey #2

By: Joshua Williamson, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Oct 24, 2018

Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and Azrael debate whether so-called "God of Evil" Darkseid should have joined the team. (Too late-that evil horse has left the barn!) But before the team can resolve this conflict, they're forced into action when Vril Dox takes an interest in the Coluan refugees, attacking their ship with a new Manhunter...

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nec reviewed Moon Knight #200 Oct 26, 2018
5.0

This is weird, and hard to follow.

Moon Knight #200

By: Max Bemis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Oct 24, 2018

DARKEST NIGHT!
•  MARC SPECTOR comes face-to-face with his demons!
•  Old enemies return!
•  It's a celebration of 200 issues of the multifaceted MOON KNIGHT with an oversized anniversary issue you'd be crazy to miss!
Rated T+

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nec rated Thor #6 Oct 18, 2018
9.0

Thor #6

By: Jason Aaron, Christian Ward
Released: Oct 17, 2018

ALL-FATHER THOR FACES HIS DOOM!
If you thought Old Man Phoenix was crazy, then wait'll you see what we've done to Marvel's greatest villain. It's the end of the universe - and the return of Doctor Doom. A Doom more powerful than anything that has ever lived. Get ready for the greatest battle the far future has ever seen, as Old King Thor and th...

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nec reviewed Batman #57 Oct 17, 2018
6.0

Perfect 10 for the art. Unfortunately this overall gets a 6 so take from that what you will.

Batman #57

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Oct 17, 2018

The KGBeast isn't working alone. As the Cold War between Batman and the Russian killer heats up, Batman's nose for mystery gets to twitching when he suspects there's more to the KGBeast's attacks than initially thought. Not only does this tie back to the court case Bruce Wayne sat on involving Mr. Freeze, there's another villainous Gotham ghoul in ...

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nec reviewed She Could Fly #4 Oct 13, 2018
10

What a crazy end to the first arc. I didn't expect the violence in this issue but amongst all the violence there is still a story personal about metal health

She Could Fly #4

By: Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Luna's journey to get to the bottom of the Flying Woman's death finally comes to a head, just as EON-DEF, Chinese Intelligence, and the U.S. government encircle the Brewster household.

  Will any of the family survive the encounter? And even if they do, will the stress of all this mentally break Luna once and for all?

Th...

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nec rated Venom #7 Oct 13, 2018
9.0

Venom #7

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Oct 10, 2018

"THE ABYSS" STARTS HERE!
•  Just when you thought the blockbuster story of the summer couldn't get any more intense, Donny Cates and special guest artist and Venom veteran IBAN COELLO (VENOMVERSE, VENOMIZED) turn the story on its head AGAIN!
•  But face front, True Believers, because it won't be dragons and god...

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nec reviewed Captain America #4 Oct 11, 2018
7.0

Too decompressed for my liking and not being American the monologue did nothin for me

Captain America #4

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Oct 10, 2018

WINTER IN AMERICA Continues!
With Sharon missing, Cap must single-handedly invade the stronghold of his enemies! But even if he makes it through, what's waiting for him is a hundred times more formidable: Taskmaster!
Rated T+

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nec reviewed Punisher #2 Sep 29, 2018
8.0

Fun read, but Luke Cage isn't the Juggernaught. That scene of the car crashing into him is a big stretch for his power set. This is good but that odd

Punisher #2

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Sep 26, 2018

YOU CAN TAKE THE PUNISHER OUT OF THE WAR MACHINE...
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he's hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way...

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nec reviewed Moon Knight #199 Sep 28, 2018
6.0

What the hell did I just read. Weird issue and I do t know what the pint was

Moon Knight #199

By: Max Bemis, Paul Davidson
Released: Sep 26, 2018

OLD GODS IN BROOKLYN!
•  At the end of his rope, Marc takes a much-needed excursion...with his oldest enemy!
•  Brooklyn is awful nice this time of year. The nightmare-scape of Ra's domain...not so much.
•  Here be monsters.
Rated T+

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Deadlybeavis reviewed Moon Knight #199 Sep 26, 2018
5.0

The last line by MK in the issue is "what the...?". That was my same exact thoughts after finishing this. Last couple of issues have been a let down, hopefully #200 brings it back up.

Moon Knight #199

By: Max Bemis, Paul Davidson
Released: Sep 26, 2018

OLD GODS IN BROOKLYN!
•  At the end of his rope, Marc takes a much-needed excursion...with his oldest enemy!
•  Brooklyn is awful nice this time of year. The nightmare-scape of Ra's domain...not so much.
•  Here be monsters.
Rated T+

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nec reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 26, 2018
5.0

This entire issue could've been done in 4 pages and had the same impact. The story is very decompressed but the dialogue is boring. Poorly executed in my opinion

Heroes In Crisis #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 26, 2018

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

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CesarCastanha reviewed Thor #5 Sep 21, 2018
8.0

This was a better Return of Wolverine than the Return of Wolverine.

Thor #5

By: Jason Aaron, Christian Ward
Released: Sep 19, 2018

GET READY FOR KING THOR AND THE PHOENIX, BUB!
In the far future, All-Father Thor reignited the Earth and sparked new life in the universe. But now, something is wiping out other worlds - and Midgard won't be far behind. Luckily, Thor isn't the only god left. But is the Phoenix-possessed Wolverine a friend or foe?
Rated T+

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nec reviewed Return of Wolverine #1 Sep 21, 2018
4.0

What's the point of this. There is literally no return of wolverine in this. It feels like the start of a new arc, nothing special here. Skip this and pick up extermination instead

Return of Wolverine #1

By: Charles Soule, Steve McNiven
Released: Sep 19, 2018

HE'S BACK, BUB.
Parental Advisory

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nec added Return of Wolverine to their pull list Sep 21, 2018

Return of Wolverine

HE'S BACK, BUB.
Parental Advisory

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nec reviewed Catwoman #3 Sep 15, 2018
6.0

Very little story in this issue. There are 3 pages of just Selina jump across roof tops. Other than the art this doesn't offer much, but the art is great.

Catwoman #3

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Sep 12, 2018

The secret shot-caller who's been borrowing Catwoman's M.O. for a series of crimes steps out of the shadows in this issue, and her "secret origin" is unlike anything Selina's run into before! Meanwhile, the police close in on Catwoman as well, as they believe she killed a cop during one of the crimes she's been framed for. With nowhere to go and no...

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ohhaimark reviewed Catwoman #3 Sep 14, 2018
7.0

THE GOOD:

-Joelle Jones' art is pretty great. She has room to improve as a writer, but her art is spot-on.

-The combat scenes, are really good. A lot of comics don't have as memorable action scenes, but the staging for these and the execution works quite well.

-I really liked that backstory, very twisted, very dark and it had great art.

-The main villai more

Catwoman #3

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Sep 12, 2018

The secret shot-caller who's been borrowing Catwoman's M.O. for a series of crimes steps out of the shadows in this issue, and her "secret origin" is unlike anything Selina's run into before! Meanwhile, the police close in on Catwoman as well, as they believe she killed a cop during one of the crimes she's been framed for. With nowhere to go and no...

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nec rated Fantastic Four #2 Sep 13, 2018
9.0

Fantastic Four #2

By: Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli
Released: Sep 12, 2018

WISH YOU WERE HERE!
What have Reed, Sue and the kids been up to all this time? What adventures have they been on? What strange new friends have they found along the way? What deadly new enemies have they made? And what are Franklin and Valeria's new codenames? All these questions will be answered... just in time for ENTIRE UNIVERSES TO DIE!
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nec rated Royal City #14 Aug 25, 2018
8.0

Royal City #14

By: Jeff Lemire
Released: Aug 22, 2018

A 2018 Eisner Award nominee for Best New Series and Best Writer, JEFF LEMIRE! The critically acclaimed, multi-generational saga of the Pike family comes to its conclusion as the ghosts of the past catch up to them and point the Pike Family toward an unexpected future.

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