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xmusicsnobx reviewed Ether #2 Jan 12, 2017
7.0

Slightly better than the first. I just cant get behind the whole other-dimension where crazy is normal and everyone is a different alien thing. It's just so damn played out. The art is so great though. *sigh*.

Ether #2

By: Matt Kindt, David Rubin
Released: Dec 21, 2016

Boone Dias believes that there's a scientific explanation for everything-even the impossible murder of the Blaze, protector of the magical realm known as the Ether. But as he gets closer to solving the mystery, he's realizing just how much he doesn't understand about the Ether. And the more time he spends in another dimension, the more his life on ...

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xmusicsnobx reviewed Ether #1 Jan 12, 2017
6.5

Intriguing. But mostly boring.

Ether #1

By: Matt Kindt, David Rubin
Released: Nov 16, 2016

A science-minded adventurer gets mixed up in the mysteries of a fantasy world in this charming new adventure from an award-winning creative team. Boone Dias is an interdimensional explorer, a scientist from Earth who has stumbled into great responsibility. He's got an explanation for everything, so of course the Ether's magical residents turn to hi...

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xmusicsnobx reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #2 Jan 11, 2017
10

Just as good as the first. Maybe better. It's tugging at everything inside of me.

Kill Or Be Killed #2

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Sep 7, 2016

The second chapter in Brubaker, Phillips and Breitweiser's new hit book!

Every killer has to have his first kill, and they're never easy.

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xmusicsnobx reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #1 Jan 11, 2017
10

Excellent dialogue. Excellent story. Excellent characters.

Kill Or Be Killed #1

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Aug 3, 2016

The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) launch their new monthly series: KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstru...

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xmusicsnobx reviewed Doom Patrol #3 Jan 11, 2017
8.5

This story only gets better.

Doom Patrol #3

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Nov 9, 2016

Casey Brinke has stepped through to the other side-but where exactly is that? Given all the bizarre, unexplainable things that have come into her life over the last couple of days-robot men and talking ambulances and a guy who literally thrives on negative energy-surely this new and surprising world she has uncovered can't be any weirder. Right?

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xmusicsnobx rated Briggs Land #3 Jan 11, 2017
8.0

Briggs Land #3

By: Brian Wood, Mack Chater
Released: Oct 12, 2016

On a quiet highway in the predawn light, Grace encounters a true test of her empathy and her strength when she comes face to face with the worst aspects of the community she's struggling to take back.

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xmusicsnobx rated Briggs Land #2 Jan 11, 2017
6.5

Briggs Land #2

By: Brian Wood, Mack Chater
Released: Sep 14, 2016

Grace's first test as boss of the Briggs' territory presents itself: bring her sons together in the aftermath of an attempted assassination. Nearby, two ATF agents start to dig into the family business.

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xmusicsnobx rated Briggs Land #1 Jan 11, 2017
8.5

Briggs Land #1

By: Brian Wood, Mack Chater
Released: Aug 17, 2016

Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, contains the largest antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States. When matriarch Grace Briggs wrests control of the operation from her incarcerated husband, she sparks a war within the community-and her immediate family-that threatens to bring the full power of the federa...

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xmusicsnobx rated Reborn #1 Jan 11, 2017
7.0

Reborn #1

By: Mark Millar, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 12, 2016

MARK MILLAR & GREG CAPULLO join forces to create the smash hit sci-fi / fantasy story of the year: REBORN. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you-the good and the bad.

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xmusicsnobx rated Moon Knight #10 Jan 10, 2017
9.5

Moon Knight #10

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"DEATH AND BIRTH" STARTS HERE!
•  Marc Spector was born in Chicago, but where was Steven Grant born?
•  This story goes deep into Spector's past, picks up where LEMIRE and SMALLWOOD left off in New Egypt...
•  ...And redefines the history of MOON KNIGHT as you know it!
Rated T+

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xmusicsnobx rated Moon Knight #9 Jan 10, 2017
8.5

Moon Knight #9

By: Jeff Lemire, Wilfredo Torres
Released: Dec 7, 2016

A MEETING OF THE MOON KNIGHTS!
•  The many iterations of Marc Spector converge!
•  In the clash of personalities, who will emerge victorious?!
Rated T+

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xmusicsnobx rated Moon Knight #8 Jan 10, 2017
8.5

Moon Knight #8

By: Jeff Lemire, Wilfredo Torres
Released: Nov 2, 2016

    "NIGHT SHIFTS"
•  Jake Lockley is under arrest for MURDER?!
•  Is it a false accusation, or has Marc Spector lost control of one aspect of MOON KNIGHT?
•  His mind is reaching its limit!
Rated T+

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xmusicsnobx rated Moon Knight #7 Jan 10, 2017
9.0

Moon Knight #7

By: Jeff Lemire, James Stokoe
Released: Oct 12, 2016

HOWLING AT THE MOON
•  Just when it seemed like Stephen Grant was in control of MOON KNIGHT: THE MOVIE and his own mind...
•  The entire world is calling on Marc Spector to protect those who travel at night.
•  Where the sun never rises, beasts are racing through the darkness.
Rated T+

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xmusicsnobx rated Moon Knight #6 Jan 10, 2017
8.5

Moon Knight #6

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: Sep 7, 2016

"INCARNATIONS" STARTS NOW!
•  Marc Spector broke his body to escape the prison Khonshu built for his mind...
•  ...And Stephen Grant awoke in New York City, ready to produce Marvel's next box-office smash!
•  It's a happy ending-unless Marc is still trapped somewhere.
Rated T+

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xmusicsnobx rated Moon Knight #5 Jan 10, 2017
8.5

Moon Knight #5

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: Aug 3, 2016

PYRAMID SCHEMES!
•  MARC SPECTOR comes face to face with...MOON KNIGHT?! Who is under the mask?
•  Marc's hunt for answers becomes a RUN FOR HIS LIFE through half-remembered histories.
•  Will he finally confront SETH - god of storms and instigator of New Egypt's takeover of New York?
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xmusicsnobx rated Moon Knight #4 Jan 10, 2017
7.5

Moon Knight #4

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: Jul 6, 2016

"NOT IN BLOOD, BUT IN SAND."
•  MARC SPECTOR and his fellow asylum patients - FRENCHIE, GENA and MARLENE - finally reach street level.
•  But Marc doesn't see streets. He sees New York City sinking in the sands of NEO-EGYPT!
•  How much of himself - and how many more friends - will Marc lose ...

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xmusicsnobx rated Moon Knight #3 Jan 10, 2017
8.5

Moon Knight #3

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: Jun 1, 2016

"LET YOUR INSANITY GUIDE YOU"
•  Marc Spector has escaped into the subway tunnels below the mental hospital.
•  MOON KNIGHT has escaped into the tombs beneath the prison where he had been trapped by SETH, god of violence and disorder.
•  Are all the timelines true, or none of them? Either way...

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xmusicsnobx rated Moon Knight #2 Jan 10, 2017
7.0

Moon Knight #2

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: May 4, 2016

THE ONLY WAY OUT IS DOWN!
•  Marc Spector is in an asylum full of faces: haughty doctor, hostile orderlies, vacant-eyed patients. Or maybe those faces are actually just masks...
•  If some of those masks hide friends, others may hide enemies, or worse...GODS and MONSTERS.
•  The moon is out, ...

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xmusicsnobx rated Moon Knight #1 Jan 10, 2017
8.5

Moon Knight #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: Apr 13, 2016

THE BOOK YOU'D BE INSANE TO MISS!
Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years... or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime's worth of medical records, his whole identity (indentities) are called into question. Something is wr...

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xmusicsnobx rated Black Hammer #5 Jan 1, 2017
9.5

Black Hammer #5

By: Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston
Released: Nov 16, 2016

Of the exiled heroes, only Colonel Weird can leave the mysterious farm where they've spent the last ten years. But the confusion of the Para-Zone may hamper their escape more than it helps!

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xmusicsnobx - Jan 1, 2017

I absolutely lost myself in the art of this issue. And the story between Col. Weird and his lady is so enthralling. Best issue of Black Hammer yet.

xmusicsnobx rated Black Hammer #6 Jan 1, 2017
9.0

Black Hammer #6

By: Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston
Released: Dec 21, 2016

Madame Dragonfly has been harboring dark secrets for hundreds of years, keeping them locked up in the mysterious Cabin of Horrors. Now that her cabin is trapped on Black Hammer Farm, the only secrets she can collect are the broken hearts of small-town folk. But the arrival of a new visitor to the farm will change everything.

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xmusicsnobx rated Black Hammer #4 Jan 1, 2017
8.5

Black Hammer #4

By: Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston
Released: Oct 19, 2016

In the forties, Abraham Slam faced such menaces as the psychedelic Florist and the eldritch Cthu-Lou without breaking a sweat. But keeping the heroes of Black Hammer Farm from each other's throats when his girlfriend comes to dinner proves far more perilous! Meanwhile, the Black Hammer's daughter uncovers new clues to the exiled heroes' disappearan...

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xmusicsnobx rated Black Hammer #3 Jan 1, 2017
9.0

Black Hammer #3

By: Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston
Released: Sep 21, 2016

Long before Spiral City's greatest heroes were written out of their universe, the Martian champion Barbalien was already stranded far from home. Disguised as churchgoing Mark Markz in the timeless farming community where the heroes find themselves trapped, Barbalien faces a terrifying personal decision, even as he relives his painful past!

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xmusicsnobx rated Black Hammer #2 Jan 1, 2017
8.5

Black Hammer #2

By: Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston
Released: Aug 17, 2016

The Golden Age heroes of Spiral City have been "erased" from existence! Banished years ago to a timeless farming community, the team are torn between accepting their fate and finding a way home! Chapter 2 focuses on child hero Golden Gail, whose unaging body most deeply feels the tragedy of their new lives.

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xmusicsnobx rated Black Hammer #1 Jan 1, 2017
8.0

Black Hammer #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston
Released: Jul 20, 2016

  A new story from the prodigious brain of Jeff Lemire (Descender), amazingly realized by Dean Ormston (The Sandman) and Dave Stewart (Hellboy)!
Once they were heroes, but that age has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City-Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly...

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xmusicsnobx rated Doom Patrol #2 Jan 1, 2017
8.0

Doom Patrol #2

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Oct 12, 2016

What happened to Larry Trainor? The hero known as Negative Man is still out there, but he's not exactly the same guy he was back when Doom Patrol was still together. Like a Russian doll, there is man inside the man, and who knows how many other men inside of them, with the guy on top possessing a mind for mischief that incites violence.
Meanwhi...

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xmusicsnobx rated Doom Patrol #1 Jan 1, 2017
7.5

Doom Patrol #1

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Sep 14, 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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8.0

Cecil Castellucchi obviously spent mass amounts of time hashing out the ideas and themes of this comic. Because it goes far beyond my expecatations of a Sabrina the Teenage Witch style supernatural identity-crisis. The concept actually plays out in a very interesting way. Not to mention the art is excellent. It sometimes feels over sexualized, and maybe a bit clichè, with the love interest dyna more

Shade, the Changing Girl #1

By: Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone
Released: Oct 5, 2016

There's no such thing as a little bit of madness.
Far away on the planet Meta, Loma's going nowhere fast. She's dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend, and is bored out of her mind.  She longs to feel things. That's where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come it. Loma steals the garment and makes a brea...

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xmusicsnobx reviewed Sandman #6 Dec 31, 2016
10

Masterpiece of psychological horror. Gripping through and through.

Sandman #6

By: Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg

Over the course of 24 horrific hours, Dr. Destiny unleashes impossibly dark terror on six unsuspecting people in a small-town diner. Armed with Morpheus' Dreamstone, Destiny can rearrange time and space and does so to dreadful ends in this eerie, nearly standalone issue.

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6.0

Thoroughly interesting. I had no idea what was going on the entire time, and I don't think I was supposed to. The art was mesmerizing. Bouncing back and forth between simple shapes, and detailed masterpieces, really really beautiful. But unfortunately, since I didn't have any clue what was happening mostly, it really didn't read like a story to me, or cohesive. What I think was intended to be th more

Jim Henson's Tale of Sand #1

By: Jim Henson, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Dec 14, 2011

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