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DDJamesB reviewed The Silver Coin #2 May 18, 2021
7.5

I dont think as good as the first one but, it really want bad. I do wish they explored more of the person getting the coin. It almost was a little confusing as to what actually happened in the house but, it had great art and told a good but basic tale that's been done before. Enjoyable for what it was.

The Silver Coin #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Kelly Thompson
Released: May 12, 2021

Part two in the saga of THE SILVER COIN from all-star creators MICHAEL WALSH, CHIP ZDARSKY, KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON, and JEFF LEMIRE! In 1993, classic mean girls bully a misfit teen at an idyllic summer camp. When the teen reclaims her power after a violent encounter with The Silver Coin, what follows is the stuff of horror movie legend.

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DDJamesB reviewed Ice Cream Man #24 May 17, 2021
8.0

To me it was a really good issue but lacked some of the emotional punch the truly great ones in this series provide. Ice cream man can be so dark but done in a way where it doesnt feel as dark as it could be.

Ice Cream Man #24

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: May 12, 2021

"TELETHON"-We'll be up all night, trying to raise $3.99 to save this guy's life.

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DDJamesB reviewed Fantastic Four #32 May 16, 2021
7.0

It had some good moments but overall wasnt all that exciting. Curious to see what happens with some of these things in the next few issues.

Fantastic Four #32

By: Dan Slott, R. B. Silva
Released: May 12, 2021

THE BRIDE OF DOOM!
Part 1: "Betrothal"
The HUMAN TORCH's love life is changed forever when he must choose between his soulmate and his ex-wife...
And is Johnny Storm's first heartbreak, CRYSTAL, back in the book?! This is all too much! Fortunately, there is also a lot of punching, hitting and clobbering going on! All this and an ominou...

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8.0

This was pretty darn good. Had a lot of emotion and was pretty violent. Good stuff.

Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Pasqual Ferry
Released: May 12, 2021

WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?
Spider-Man's vicious new approach to crime has every villain on high alert! No one is safe as Peter succumbs further to his new dark powers. Wilson Fisk wants to put an end to this deadly new Spidey once and for all, but who is really the one coordinating this takedown attempt? And with Peter haunted more by h...

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DDJamesB reviewed Heroes Reborn #2 May 16, 2021
7.5

Its was pretty decent. Much like the first issue it had some cool parts and some not so good. Overall, enjoyable.

Heroes Reborn #2

By: Jason Aaron, Dale Keown
Released: May 12, 2021

Make way for the adventures of Marvel's Mightiest Megastar, the all-powerful Hyperion! When America's solar-powered, super-sentinel of liberty looks to return his archenemy Victor Von Doom to the other-dimensional prison of the Negative Zone, mighty Hyperion must deal with a breakout of his most powerful enemies, such as Ultron, General Annihilus a...

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8.0

Was better than I expected. It had resolution to a few things but, damn, screw you boomerang.

Amazing Spider-Man: King's Ransom #1

By: Nick Spencer, Roge Antonia
Released: May 12, 2021

• Everything comes down to this!
•  Kingpin's quest that violates all natural law!
•  Tombstone and Robbie Robertson's years' old enmity!
•  Randy Robertson and Beetle's timeless love!
•  Boomerang's scheme!
•  Spider-Man's whole status quo!
...

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DDJamesB reviewed Maniac of New York #4 May 15, 2021
7.5

Was probably the weakest issue but, still looked great, still had some good ideas and the ending does leave me wanting more.

Maniac of New York #4

By: Elliott Kalan, Andrea Mutti
Released: May 12, 2021

Detective Zelda Pettibone and mayoral advisor/angel of vengeance Gina Greene are onboard the death train and determined to end Maniac Harry's rampage of terror once and for all! But what chance do two people have against an unkillable, mindless engine of death? And with Harry hot on the heels of the train's only survivors, will there be anyone left...

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DDJamesB reviewed Heroes Reborn #1 May 11, 2021
7.5

I guess its a primer issue for the world in a way. Im not going to lie it was very entertaining but, after reading and thinking about it, I can't say its a must read or something I could see looking back on ten years from now as a great read but, I am curious to see why this happened and I guess thats good enough for now.

Heroes Reborn #1

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: May 5, 2021

A WORLD WITHOUT AVENGERS!   
Welcome to a world where Tony Stark never built an Iron Man armor. Where Thor is a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers. Where Wakanda is dismissed as a myth. And where Captain America was never found in the ice because there were no Avengers to find him. Instead this world has always been prot...

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DDJamesB reviewed The Good Asian #1 May 11, 2021
8.5

It had times that felt like you missed something but, by the end it all makes sense of whats going on and its actually pretty solid. I live noir stuff so it has that going for it and the art really fits the story. I do think this could turn out to be a really good series.

The Good Asian #1

By: Pornsak Pichetshote, Alexandre Tefenkgi
Released: May 5, 2021

Writer PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE's long-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed INFIDEL with stunning art by ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI (OUTPOST ZERO)! Following Edison Hark-a haunted, self-loathing Chinese-American detective-on the trail of a killer in 1936 Chinatown, THE GOOD ASIAN is Chinatown noir starring the first generation of Americans to come of a...

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DDJamesB added The Good Asian to their pull list May 11, 2021

The Good Asian

Writer PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE's long-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed INFIDEL with stunning art by ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI (OUTPOST ZERO)! Following Edison Hark-a haunted, self-loathing Chinese-American detective-on the trail of a killer in 1936 Chinatown, THE GOOD ASIAN is Chinatown noir starring the first generation of Americans to come of a...

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7.5

The first 2 stories were pretty good. The 3rd one was a little more funny and not as good but, enjoyable. This, overall, still better than the 1st issue by alot but, last issue was best. Plus, anything that has Greg Smallwood is always great.

Carnage: Black, White & Blood #3

By: Dan Slott, Greg Smallwood
Released: May 5, 2021

Take a walk down memory lane with SPIDER-MAN scribe DAN SLOTT and SAVAGE AVENGERS illustrator GREG SMALLWOOD - as they unleash a tale of psychological terror against the backdrop of MAXIMUM CARNAGE that'll have you seeing red!
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB added Heroes Reborn (2021) to their pull list May 10, 2021

Heroes Reborn (2021)

A WORLD WITHOUT AVENGERS!   
Welcome to a world where Tony Stark never built an Iron Man armor. Where Thor is a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers. Where Wakanda is dismissed as a myth. And where Captain America was never found in the ice because there were no Avengers to find him. Instead this world has always been prot...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #65 May 5, 2021
8.0

Its a little corny like most of the run has been but it also has that fun charm you want in a spidey book. Overall a pretty fun issue. On a side note.... I can get behind renumbering of volumes, I can somewhat get behind the .lr .hu issues but, i do not like the fact that to finish this story I have to get kings ransom #1? Why not just oversize the next issue. Very annoying.

Amazing Spider-Man #65

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: May 5, 2021

• It is ALL OUT WAR!
•  All the super crime lords of the Marvel U are competing at the whims of Mayor Wilson Fisk!
•  Their task? Get the Tablets of Life & Destiny and Death & Entropy.
•  Also, KILL BOOMERANG!
•  Spider-Man, Randy and Robbie Robertson are caught i...

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Comics Code Authorities - May 10, 2021

Anything to charge us more. Just be grateful Marvel isn't adding pointless backup stories so they can raise the cost of regular issues a full buck, like DC.

DDJamesB - May 10, 2021

Very true. Batman is killing me with that ghost maker story

DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #46 May 10, 2021
8.5

This was the best one in a little while. The Hulk actually got back to being a force.

Immortal Hulk #46

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: May 5, 2021

• We thought they were dead. We thought they'd been banished, controlled, made harmless. We were wrong.
•  The gamma monsters are coming back - converging, one by one, on New York City. And who can stop them now?
•  Who can save us...from the IMMORTAL HULK?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB added Time Before Time to their pull list May 10, 2021

Time Before Time

    The year is 2140, and to escape a world with no future, many turn to the Syndicate, a criminal organization who, for the right price, will smuggle you back in time to a better life. After working for the Syndicate for years, Tatsuo and Oscar decide to steal one of their boss's time machines-but soon find that the one thing you can't run fro...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #108 May 9, 2021
6.5

Eh.. The main story was alright. It had some ok parts but the back up story was just bad and id rather not pay 4.99 for extra filler.

Batman #108

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: May 5, 2021

Batman goes undercover to infiltrate the transhumanist gang known as the Unsanity Collective and learn more about their sudden appearance in Gotham. And what nefarious plans does Simon Saint have for Arkham Day survivor Sean Mahoney? How does it connect to the Magistrate?
And in part two of the action-packed, bone-rattling Ghost-Maker backu...

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DDJamesB reviewed Suicide Squad #3 May 5, 2021
7.5

I think this series has been getting better. I thought the first issue almost lost me in way but, last issue was pretty good and do was this. Its not gonna change your life but, you'll have fun.

Suicide Squad #3

By: Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica
Released: May 5, 2021

Don’t miss this crossover with Teen Titans Academy!
Task Force X finds a new target, and it leads the clandestine team right to Teen Titans Academy. The devious and driven Amanda Waller continues her quest to form a more powerful Squad, and next on her list: the Titans’ new speedster, Bolt. But when the mysterious Red X gets in the way,...

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DDJamesB reviewed Fear Case #4 May 5, 2021
8.0

A tad confusing towards the end. I did have to re read a little but, even though its not the ending I thought it be, it was definitely an ok ending to a surprisingly good series in my opinion. Its not a profound ending but actually quite "realistic"

Fear Case #4

By: Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins
Released: May 5, 2021

As the supernatural murder box known as the "Fear Case" wrecks havoc on our heroes, agent Mitchum finally comes into possession of this secret weapon and must face the temptation to open it and fall into oblivion.

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6.5

I do give it a low grade but its not bad at all. Its just not anything that good that makes you want to re read it. It was an enjoyable but it this point im mainly in it because I need to see how it ends.

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #5

By: Larry Hama, Dave Wachter
Released: May 5, 2021

TERROR TAKES FORM!
•  The Hierophant of the Eighth City rises!!!
•  The dragons have fallen. What remains?
•  Heaven itself is under siege! And only an Iron Fist can defend it!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Sea of Sorrows #1 May 3, 2021
8.0

Bummed my shop was out of every issues except 1. Saw it sitting there and gave it a shit not knowing its been out for a bit. Its a fun little read that sets up a nice not so much horror but mystery type adventure that ill probably look to finish.

Sea of Sorrows #1

By: Rich Douek, Alex Cormack
Released: Nov 18, 2020

Deep sea adventure with a horrific twist! From the creative team behind last year's hit horror series, ROAD OF BONES, comes an all-new tale of bone-chilling terror!
In the aftermath of the Great War, the North Atlantic is ripe for plunder by independent salvage crews. When a former naval officer hires the SS Vagabond, he leads the ship to a su...

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DDJamesB added Sea of Sorrows to their pull list May 3, 2021

Sea of Sorrows

Deep sea adventure with a horrific twist! From the creative team behind last year's hit horror series, ROAD OF BONES, comes an all-new tale of bone-chilling terror!
In the aftermath of the Great War, the North Atlantic is ripe for plunder by independent salvage crews. When a former naval officer hires the SS Vagabond, he leads the ship to a su...

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DDJamesB reviewed The Department of Truth #8 May 3, 2021
8.0

Back to the main story it once again keeps you thinking and wanting more of the mystery.

The Department of Truth #8

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Apr 28, 2021

NEW STORY ARC!

Cole Turner thought he joined the right side of the war for the Truth. But now that he's learning more about Lee Harvey Oswald's tenure leading the Department, he's not so sure. The answers Cole seeks are hidden behind a pair of unsolvable riddles: WHO is the Fictional Woman, and WHAT does she want from him? The second arc o...

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DDJamesB reviewed BRZRKR #2 May 3, 2021
8.0

This series is better than expected. For all the gore and wild action it has story that keeps you interested.

BRZRKR #2

By: Matt Kindt, Ron Garney
Released: Apr 28, 2021

* U.S. government Doctor Diana Ahuja seeks to unlock the mysterious B.'s  memories - lifetimes of violence and tragedy like no one else who has ever lived that began with a fateful decision in ancient Mesopotamia.
* But is Diana here to help him... or is she serving a darker agenda?

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DDJamesB reviewed Fantastic Four #31 May 3, 2021
7.5

A nice little tale that had some pretty good parts and some cornball ones as well. Its did its job of telling a fun little story.

Fantastic Four #31

By: Dan Slott, R. B. Silva
Released: Apr 28, 2021

The moment REED RICHARDS has been waiting for has finally arrived - he can finally use the Forever Gate to explore somewhere NEW -  to travel forth to a realm in the Marvel Universe where no one has ever gone before! So of course he's going to need his best friend and test pilot, BEN GRIMM, by his side! Join the FF's two dads as they vent...

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DDJamesB reviewed Savage Avengers #20 May 3, 2021
7.0

Was fun but didnt have the best ending for me.

Savage Avengers #20

By: Gerry Duggan, Patrick Zircher
Released: Apr 28, 2021

• A marvelous Marvel team-up between Conan and the Rhino goes awry when Spider-Man threatens to ruin their good time.

Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Nuclear Family #3 May 3, 2021
7.5

It started off average but felt like it picked up as it went. Nice cliffhanger. Generally interested in unraveling whats going on.

Nuclear Family #3

By: Stephanie Phillips, Tony Shasteen
Released: Apr 28, 2021

Surviving a nuclear attack in the 1950s, the McCleans wake to find that the explosions have somehow propelled them into a post-apocalyptic United States that has been moved entirely underground. While the McCleans find a country caught in a never-ending war, they also learn that this new underground society might be willing to go to extreme lengths...

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8.0

Its probably been the best in issue of the past few. It feels like it has stakes, sets the table for the arc and also has Peter in it so thats always a plus when they team up.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25

By: Saladin Ahmed, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Apr 28, 2021

THE CLONE SAGA - MILES MORALES-STYLE!
•  We finally see the full extent of what the Assessor did when he kidnapped Miles back in #7.
•  This oversized anniversary issue lets the clones loose in Brooklyn and messes with Miles life even more than Peter Parker's Clone Saga messed HIS life up.

Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Beta Ray Bill #2 May 3, 2021
8.0

Very enjoyable read. Its turning into a great series. The art fits with the story being told and its funny without trying to hard to hard and serious when it needs to be.

Beta Ray Bill #2

By: Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Apr 28, 2021

VALHALLA IS CALLING, BETA RAY BILL!
Bill goes hunting for Odin, still desperate to resurrect his lost hammer Stormbreaker - but the former King of Asgard is far from his glory days. Stormbreaker is never coming back...but there is one place where Beta Ray Bill could restore his full powers. The All-Father of nothing offers the Korbinite a path ...

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DDJamesB reviewed I Breathed a Body #4 Apr 28, 2021
7.0

The first half of the book was like a 9 and then it just went off the rails and kind of got away from what I really liked about this series and was a little confusing. I do believe it can ball come together so we will see where this goes.

I Breathed a Body #4

By: Zac Thompson, Andy MacDonald
Released: Apr 28, 2021

A science fiction horror series about social media, big tech, and influencer culture.
More determined than ever, Anne risks her life and soul to perform a dangerous ritual that will change the world. So begins the final livestream, broadcast to every single one of Mylo's 400 million subscribers: This is not a dream, not a dream, we're using the...

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DDJamesB reviewed Eternals #4 Apr 28, 2021
7.5

Probably the weakest so far but it does have this thing about it that keeps me coming back. Its hard to explain because if it comes down to it its a pretty boring book overall.

Eternals #4

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: Apr 21, 2021

The hunt for the Eternals traitor continues!
•  With 100 Eternals comes 100 prime suspects.
•  Well, increasingly less, as more and more are being murdered.
•  But surely it's simpler than that...because it's Druig, the schemer, right?
•  Wrong.

Rated T+

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