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nec reviewed House of X #2 Aug 8, 2019
10

Wow Hickman’s playing 3D chess with the X-men

House of X #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

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nec reviewed Flash #75 Jul 25, 2019
7.0

The problem with this entire run is that it’s always ok. Never great, never bad just ok. That’s how I describe this issue just ok

Flash #75

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jul 24, 2019

"The Flash Year One" finale! This oversize anniversary issue marks the end of Barry Allen's journey to become the Flash-but at what cost? The Turtle's final play will challenge our hero in every way possible, and by the end of the battle, a Flash will be born-and a Flash will die! Also in this issue, witness Lex Luthor's offer to Captain Cold, whos...

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AdmiralWhiskers - Aug 2, 2019

"Never great, never bad just ok." So why give it a 7?

nec - Aug 2, 2019

I think 5-7 is average. Bad books get 4 and lower and good get 8 great get 9-10. I could’ve given it a 6 but it didn’t deserve lower. It’s a scoring system that I adopted from soccer where you start with a 6 and go up or down from there based on performance.

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #75 Jul 17, 2019
4.5

You know, I love elseworlds. They aren't restricted by strict continuity rules of the main DC universe. What stops Superman's capsule from landing in CCCP? Or Joker going sane and becoming a politician, backed by one Harley and fought by another? Or Flash going back in time to save his mom, creating a dystopian world where Atlanteans and Amazons went to war with each other, and that war lead the w more

Batman #75

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Jul 17, 2019

"City of Bane" begins! Bane's minions have moved into Gotham City, taken control and are ruling with an iron fist-including rounding up any villain who refuses to sign onto Bane's program-and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least not the Batman anyone knows. It's like someone has replaced the real Gotham City with a twisted funhouse-mirror versio...

nec reviewed Batman #75 Jul 17, 2019
5.0

Dropped.

I’m not wasting my money on a book with terrible dialogue and half baked ideas, incomplete story telling and changing character motivations. I’d rather spend my money on an indie book. I wish I picked up Kelly sue’s aquman when she started and dropped this then.

Batman #75

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Jul 17, 2019

"City of Bane" begins! Bane's minions have moved into Gotham City, taken control and are ruling with an iron fist-including rounding up any villain who refuses to sign onto Bane's program-and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least not the Batman anyone knows. It's like someone has replaced the real Gotham City with a twisted funhouse-mirror versio...

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nec rated Lois Lane #1 Jul 5, 2019
7.0

Lois Lane #1

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 3, 2019

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

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nec reviewed Silver Surfer: Black #1 Jun 13, 2019
10

All i have to say is wow, this was great!! Marvel cosmic goodness at its best.

Silver Surfer: Black #1

By: Donny Cates, Tradd Moore
Released: Jun 12, 2019

Spinning out of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1, almost the entire galaxy's defenders have been blown through a black hole, including the Silver Surfer! But the story doesn't end there... In order to fight back the oblivion, Surfer will have to fight to save his own soul and not lose himself to the void. Follow the Sentinel of the Spaceways on a journey...

nec reviewed Batman #72 Jun 6, 2019
4.0

Exposition dump of an issue where King recaps everything that has happened from issue 1-50 of his run and explicitly tells us what he's doing because he thinks we are all stupid to not understand the greatness of his run so he needs to spoon feed us what he's doing. In the end this is another filler issue proving that he doesn't need 100 issues to tell his story.

Batman #72

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 5, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" part three! Is this the end of Gotham City? Bane's army of villains is taking over the city, and Batman's back is against the wall. With all the things Bane has done to him over the last year-from breaking up his wedding to trying to assassinate Nightwing, and then invading Batman's mind to expose his most terrible fears-c...

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waltgator93 reviewed Batman #70 May 1, 2019
4.5

Issue had good art. However we’ve already seen this not too long ago where he fights everyone in Arkham about Bane. The dialogue was awful, like always. Is there a panel with Man-Bat even though he’s in JLD

Batman #70

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: May 1, 2019

n chapter one of "The Fall and the Fallen," Batman escapes his Knightmares only to wind up in a whole other bad dream. He's locked in Arkham Asylum with his worst enemies, and the only way to get out is to fight them all. It's a gladiatorial game of madness and mayhem, all for the amusement of Bane!

nec rated Guardians of the Galaxy #4 Apr 19, 2019
7.0

Guardians of the Galaxy #4

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Apr 17, 2019

THE DARK GUARDIANS!
•  The Dark Guardians, a new cosmic hit squad made up of the most powerful and cunning people in space, are going to kill Gamora.
•  It's time for the new Guardians of the Galaxy to saddle up!
Rated T+

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nec rated Daredevil #4 Apr 19, 2019
9.5

Daredevil #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Apr 17, 2019

KNOW FEAR - PART 4
Rated T+

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nec reviewed War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1 Apr 19, 2019
4.0

Main story is great but each story afterwards gets progressively worse. I will not be picking up the next issue bc I refuse to pay full price for a book that I only want to read 1/3 of

War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1

By: Jason Aaron, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Apr 17, 2019

THE MUST-READ COMPANION TO WAR OF THE REALMS!
Gifted the sight of the Bifrost, Daredevil watches all Midgard burn under Malekith's invasion. How will the Guardian of Hell's Kitchen...guard an entire Earth turned to Hell? Find out in a story by Jason Aaron & Andrea Sorrentino! All this and more (including a new Howard the Duck story by Chip Zda...

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RBL reviewed Batman #68 Apr 10, 2019
5.0

This was a fun issue, completely pointless and adds another month of nothing at all happening in this title, but fun. I would even go as far as to say it’s worth checking out.

The last assertion is saying a lot because this arc has been some of the worst writing in the title so far. Unfortunately due to its numbering it amounts to nothing but filler. If this were to have taken place b more

Batman #68

By: Tom King, Amanda Conner
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Batman is making his way to the end of his Knightmares, but his unseen enemy has a few more tricks up his sleeve. It's time once again to stick a knife into the Caped Crusader's broken heart, letting the groom-that-could-have-been peer in on the bachelorette (or should that be "Catchelorette"?) party that never was. Artist Amanda Conner (Harley Qui...

nec reviewed Heroes In Crisis #7 Mar 27, 2019
3.0

I can't believe that the guy that wrote vision and mister miracle is the same guy writing HiC. This issue is terrible. The dialogue continues to be juvenile, seriously why does every character have to insert like into every sentence. Also the transition from Mann's highly detailed art to a more cartoonish style doesn't work.

Heroes In Crisis #7

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Mar 27, 2019

The Trinity may have uncovered the true killer responsible for the deaths at Sanctuary, but the artificial intelligence that ran the institution is the one thing standing between them and the culprit. Now Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must face off with their own creation-and face the consequences for what they created. Also, as the truth is un...

nec reviewed Wyrd #1 Feb 2, 2019
4.0

Dialogue is clunky. The main character is American but talks like a Brit. Story is ok and is supposed to grab fans of action comics but the last three pages have nothing to do with anything else and are there to give background on Wyrd but it's just thrown in and doesn't have a connection to anything. Writing was poor in my opinion. I will not be continuing with this.

Wyrd #1

By: Curt Pires, Antonio Fuso
Released: Jan 30, 2019

There are problems, cases, too strange for US law enforcement to solve. Pitor Wyrd is the one who solves them-for a fee, of course. An unaging, invincible detective with a penchant for the strange, Wyrd is the one the government calls when things go very badly and very strange.

This issue: Crimea. A failed attempt at recreating a certain ...

nec reviewed Heroes In Crisis #5 Jan 30, 2019
4.0

I feel dumber for having read this dialogue. Every character speaks like a 12 year old. They know words but not how to structure them in a sentence or say the same thing 5 different ways. Also to beat the flash all you have to do is say what's that. What is he a dog. How stupid is his rogues gallery to not figure that out.
I like how superman is making a speech to the world and ends it by s more

Heroes In Crisis #5

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn't supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the 'Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn't lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash conti...

nec reviewed Avengers #13 Jan 25, 2019
9.0

Great iron fist story so well done

Avengers #13

By: Jason Aaron, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jan 23, 2019

FEATURING THE IRON FIST OF 1,000,000 BC!
ANDREA SORRENTINO JOINS SERIES WRITER JASON AARON another flashback tale of the Prehistoric Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Meet the primordial woman who was the first to harness the power of the heart of the dragon Shou-Lao, becoming the very first Iron Fist.
Rated T+

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nec rated Die #2 Jan 12, 2019
10

Die #2

By: Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans
Released: Jan 9, 2019

"FANTASY HEARTBREAKER," Part Two
Remember last time, when we said "Goth Jumanji"? As the bleak, austere fantasy-horror ramps up, we start underlining the word "Goth" in black marker until we cut a hole through the page.

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nec reviewed Batman #62 Jan 10, 2019
7.5

Much better than the previous issue and a decent one shot. Story doesn't progress but atleast it refers to issue 60. The ending is interesting hopefully there is a good payoff. Art was great.

Batman #62

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 9, 2019

Now features the Story solicited for #61 written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads. The Eisner-winning creative team behind MISTER MIRACLE is back together as artist Mitch Gerads rejoins the Bat team for a special issue! Professor Pyg is loose in Gotham, and you know that means things are going to get weird... and bloody!

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nec reviewed Heroes In Crisis #4 Jan 2, 2019
5.0

14 year old me would love this book. Too bad I'm not 14

Heroes In Crisis #4

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 2, 2019

Wonder Woman versus...Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back's against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate...

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nec reviewed Marvel Knights: 20th #4 Dec 30, 2018
7.0

This was better than the last issue. A couple of problems with the art/script as the police try to arrest him, he is the first one to make a move and attack, and later they say it was the cops that attacked first which isn't shown in the art. They tried to show systemic racism in the police system but fail to actually show that properly on the story.

Marvel Knights: 20th #4

By: Vita Ayala, Joshua Cassara
Released: Dec 19, 2018

• What has changed the world around them?
•  Who has taken their memories of who they were, and why?
•  And why are they all haunted by the same ghost?
•  Only one man can find the answers. A man who once ruled a nation!
•  But even with no homeland, no fortune an...

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nec reviewed Captain America #6 Dec 29, 2018
7.0

This issue is fine. My biggest problem with the series is that it is very slow moving. I'm trade waiting this series now as this will read better in trade than singles.

Captain America #6

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Dec 19, 2018

"WINTER IN AMERICA" CONCLUDES...
...with a shocking turn of events that will send the Star-Spangled Avenger's life into a sudden dramatic tailspin you won't see coming!
Rated T+

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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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