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DDJamesB reviewed Ravencroft #3 Mar 31, 2020
7.0

Its not bad.

Ravencroft #3

By: Frank Tieri, Angel Unzueta
Released: Mar 25, 2020

• Ravencroft is fully staffed, but who thought it was a good idea to put these people in charge of helping inmates?
•  Watch as John Jameson attempts to keep the beasts at bay!
Rated T+

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7.5

The art was really great and it really was interesting. Nothing out of the ordinary but a wholesome johnny storm story.

Marvels Snapshot: Fantastic Four #1

By: Kurt Busiek, Benjamin Dewey
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Our tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people!  This time, writers Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer (Beasts of Burden, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Superman: The Animated Series) and artist Benjamin Dewey (The Autumnlands, Beasts of Burden) tell the...

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher: Soviet #6 Mar 31, 2020
9.0

This made the the whole series worth it. While it was never bad at all some issues lost me due to them being less about the punisher. But this ending was brutal at times and also though provoking. A good read.

Punisher: Soviet #6

By: Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Mar 25, 2020

• The soul-chilling end of PUNISHER: SOVIET is here.
•  Frank and Val have fought side-by-side against not only a Russian mob but also against the tide of history and these issues will make you see The Punisher (and possibly the world) differently than you do now.
Explicit Content

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Bill Blaze rated Venom #24 Mar 15, 2020
8.5

Venom #24

By: Donny Cates, Mark Bagley
Released: Mar 11, 2020

THE WAR WITHIN! VENOM ISLAND CONTINUES!
•  Cletus Kasady may be gone, but CARNAGE is another story - and its evil has infected Venom and the entire ISLAND OF BONES.
•  As every living thing on the island hunts him, Eddie Brock may have no choice but to burn it - and everything he holds dear - to the ground...

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DDJamesB reviewed Undiscovered Country #5 Mar 22, 2020
7.5

It was good but not the best. It felt like the stakes kept building but this one just didnt have the feel the other issues had.

Undiscovered Country #5

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Mar 18, 2020

"DESTINY," Part Five-The key has been found, and now it's a race to find and unlock the gate leading deeper into the former United States before the Destiny Man catches up with our team, tears them apart and feeds every last chunk to his hungry beasts.

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DDJamesB reviewed Valkyrie: Jane Foster #9 Mar 22, 2020
8.0

A really good read. Valkyrie has some really good story ideas that seem to be familiar but different. I really like this series and this issue is a good reason why.

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #9

By: Jason Aaron, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Mar 18, 2020

THE FALL OF ALL-FATHER THOR!
Valkyrie and Thor have discovered a vast and terrible secret buried deep in the Earth, one that has haunted Asgard for eons. The R kkva, a magic older than the gods, has broken free from its long prison. And one man seeks to turn it to his own gain. He just needs to get rid of Valkyrie first - and what better way th...

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DDJamesB reviewed Outlawed #1 Mar 22, 2020
7.0

Ehh I mean if you like any of these characters I guess youd want to read for the new status but the book itself just feels like an unnecessary book considering miles morales book was going well.

Outlawed #1

By: Eve Ewing, Kim Jacinto
Released: Mar 18, 2020

EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF INCOMING!
In the wake of a devastating tragedy, the United States passes a law that will shake the Marvel Universe to its core.
The world has had enough of teen heroes. The crackdown has begun. And the lives of Marvel's next generation will never be the same again.
EVE L. EWING and KIM JACINTO launch a new e...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #91 Mar 22, 2020
8.0

I enjoyed it. Im interested to see where it goes and I hope the payoff with the new villain is enjoyable but its way better than Tom King.

Batman #91

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 18, 2020

To save Gotham City, Catwoman will have to commit the greatest heist in the city's history! But hot on her trail are the Penguin, the Riddler, a horde of assassins, and the master criminal called the Designer! And the most dangerous person standing in her way is the man she's trying to save: Batman. And what complications will his arise from his ne...

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DDJamesB reviewed X-Force #9 Mar 22, 2020
8.5

Love kid omega in x-force. Its always a good ready and Percy is a really good fit for the book.

X-Force #9

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Mar 18, 2020

REAP WHAT YOU SOW!
In the heart of South America, X-Force finds a problem growing that threatens to destroy everything they've built... and one of their own might be responsible.
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Plunge #2 Mar 19, 2020
8.0

I really liked this more than I though I should. It was way too sci fi for my liking but it worked and im invested in the mystery. Immonen does a really good job on the art as usual.

Plunge #2

By: Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen
Released: Mar 18, 2020

Hill House Comics
After discovering a corpse upon the Sinnikik Atoll, Moriah Lamb leads a team to hunt for other castaways, while Gage Carpenter begins the exploration of the ghost ship Derleth. But there's something down there in the icy darkness of the Arctic sea, something that doesn't want to be found. And it isn't any safer on land. There ...

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DDJamesB reviewed 2020 Machine Man #2 Mar 19, 2020
7.5

Machine man is the only Tie In to this "event" im reading and I enjoyed it. I wasnt expecting much and wound up liking what we got out of these 2 issues.

2020 Machine Man #2

By: Christos N. Gage, Andy MacDonald
Released: Mar 18, 2020

• Machine Man is fighting to save his true love, but will he be able to defeat - himself?! Outdated and overpowered, Machine Man goes head-to-head with the updated X-52 model!
•  Will Machine Man be able to overcome or will he find himself paved over in the name of progress?
•  Plus, part 2 of a backu...

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DDJamesB reviewed Fantastic Four #20 Mar 19, 2020
7.5

A pretty good read. It was interesting enough for me to enjoy it but I feel like someone other than Slott would write a better FF.

Fantastic Four #20

By: Dan Slott, Paco Medina
Released: Mar 18, 2020

EMPYRE IS COMING!
The Mole Man and his biggest Kaiju return to the surface, with all of their righteous wrath aimed at one man... Wyatt Wingfoot! How can the Human Torch and Sky possibly save him? Y'know, this really would've been a good time to have brought ALL of the Fantastic Four! Also this issue: Meet a never-before-seen Elder of the Unive...

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DDJamesB reviewed Captain America #20 Mar 19, 2020
7.5

This one actually had some meaning and interesting plots throughout. I actually enjoyed cap for the first time in a while. I actually liked the art as well.

Captain America #20

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robert Quinn
Released: Mar 18, 2020

ALL DIE YOUNG! The ramp-up to CAP #25 begins!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Thor #4 Mar 18, 2020
8.0

This had some great art and a cool Loki part but it just felt like it didnt progress the plot much and for that it gets an 8 but the read itself was really good.

Thor #4

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Mar 11, 2020

THOR'S GREATEST ENEMY - AND THE UNIVERSE'S ONLY SAVIOR - REVEALED!
The Black Winter is coming - the end of the entire vast universe - and only one entity can stop it. The only one who has survived it before, Galactus the World-Eater, has come to Midgard...in search of a herald for the end of everything.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #32 Mar 18, 2020
8.5

Another good hulk issue. There were some great looking pages in here. The story of xenmu is very interesting and I can't wait to see what happens

Immortal Hulk #32

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Mar 11, 2020

• The gentle giant XEMNUTM has come to EARTHTM to fight evil - as the INCREDIBLE HULKTM!
•  And YOUTM can join him -  as he battles ROBERT BANNERTM, the STRANGEST MAN OF ALL TIMETM!
•   (HULKTM is a trademark of ROXXON ENERGYTM. For a brighter tomorrow.)
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed X-Men #8 Mar 15, 2020
7.5

Probably the weakest issue so far. I like the feel of the changing arcs overall but I do wish theyd also wrap them up and not keep changing so often.

X-Men #8

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Mar 11, 2020

The New Mutants are back from space, and they've brought intergalactic trouble with them! The Brood! The Shi'ar! The Starjammers! The Imperial Guard! Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #22 Mar 15, 2020
8.0

Hawkman just continuing what it does best and thats keep the story going but adding more to it. Should be a good next issue but I hope this arc does wrap up soon

Hawkman #22

By: Robert Venditti, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Mar 11, 2020

Sky Tyrant comes home to roost-whether he likes it or not! Hawkwoman, Adam Strange, and the Atom have trapped Sky Tyrant and desperately work to find a cure for their beloved friend Carter Hall's Dark Multiverse infection. But they're running out of time as Sky Tyrant, who controls Carter Hall's body, makes a play for the ancient and powerful artif...

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #24 Mar 15, 2020
8.0

A solid entry to venom. Bagley does his job and they add a nice little twist. Good to see more being revealed with Dylan

Venom #24

By: Donny Cates, Mark Bagley
Released: Mar 11, 2020

THE WAR WITHIN! VENOM ISLAND CONTINUES!
•  Cletus Kasady may be gone, but CARNAGE is another story - and its evil has infected Venom and the entire ISLAND OF BONES.
•  As every living thing on the island hunts him, Eddie Brock may have no choice but to burn it - and everything he holds dear - to the ground...

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DDJamesB reviewed Plunge #1 Mar 14, 2020
8.0

Really good set up issue. The last page makes me worry because it was becoming quite the mystery I just feel like it might be too over the top. I enjoyed ot though. Lets see where it goes.

Plunge #1

By: Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen
Released: Feb 19, 2020

In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth's dead...only to find tha...

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkeye: Freefall #4 Mar 14, 2020
7.5

Was a really fun read. Some issues have more feel to them then others. This one was good but they played my man daredevil too hard.

Hawkeye: Freefall #4

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Otto Schmidt
Released: Mar 11, 2020

Daredevil tips Hawkeye off to the formation of a new task force. They have one mission: to stop the dangerous new Ronin before he tears the city apart. Clint joins up, but he can't help but notice that Ronin gets results. Whose side is he really on? And as Hawkeye's own hunt for the Hood intensifies, he's about to find himself in the sights of one ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Ghost Rider #6 Mar 14, 2020
8.0

Really like the art in this one and it was a good read and one of the better issues in the run.

Ghost Rider #6

By: Ed Brisson, Juan Frigeri
Released: Mar 11, 2020

VERSUS THE SORCEROR SUPREME!
As far as Johnny Blaze is concerned, there's one man who had the power to pull him outta Hell, but that man chose not to lift so much as a finger for him, and that man's name is Doctor Stephen Strange! So now Johnny's got a can of whupass with ol' Stevie's name on it!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed X-Force #8 Mar 14, 2020
8.0

Probably the weakest issue but still pretty darn good. Had some really cool moments

X-Force #8

By: Ben Percy, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Feb 26, 2020

MISS FORTUNE STRIKES!
Domino's luck seems to be changing... Can she find the source of her misfortune before it costs lives all over the world? And has Colossus healed enough to help her... or even himself?
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher: Soviet #5 Mar 14, 2020
8.0

A really good installment that had great action and some really great art. The end needs me reading the next issue.

Punisher: Soviet #5

By: Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Mar 11, 2020

• The soul-chilling end of PUNISHER: SOVIET is here.
•  Frank and Val have fought side-by-side against not only a Russian mob but also against the tide of history and these issues will make you see The Punisher (and possibly the world) differently than you do now.
Explicit Content

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #32 Mar 12, 2020
7.5

Once again another issue of avengers that falls short of being great. Its never bad but its never great. Just get on with the show soon though. Its just crazy we get this issue and next one starts the moon knight story

Avengers #32

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: Mar 11, 2020

EARTH'S MIGHTIEST VILLAINS!
What do the King of Atlantis, the Lord of the Vampires, the deposed duke of Hell, a mysterious Russian assassin and the secret boss of Washington, D.C.'s greatest super-team have in common? They all really hate the Avengers. And so there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest villains found themse...

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8.0

I was surprised by how much I liked it. Its one of those books you get by being curious and you wind up enjoying. The art was absolutely great and the story was interesting

Marvels Snapshot: Sub-Mariner #1

By: Alan Brennert, Jerry Ordway
Released: Mar 11, 2020

It begins here - a series of specials that show us Marvel's greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people! Project curator Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City) has brought together an amazing assemblage of talent to bring you a total of eight new and unusual viewpoints on Marvel history and Marvel heroes, tw...

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DDJamesB added Marvels Snapshot (2020) to their pull list Mar 12, 2020

Marvels Snapshot (2020)

It begins here - a series of specials that show us Marvel's greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people! Project curator Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City) has brought together an amazing assemblage of talent to bring you a total of eight new and unusual viewpoints on Marvel history and Marvel heroes, tw...

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DDJamesB added Plunge to their pull list Mar 11, 2020

Plunge

In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth's dead...only to find tha...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #41 Mar 11, 2020
7.5

Its a good read with some fun moments and some enjoyable art. It was a solid read but just nothing groundbreaking which is perfectly alright.

Amazing Spider-Man #41

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Mar 11, 2020

• Spider-Man needs to know WHAT BOOMERANG IS UP TO and he (and you) will finally get their answers this issue!
•  What does it have to do with Mayor Kingpin?
•  And who are all those eyes looking at our hero and his lousy roommate?
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Marvel #1 Mar 9, 2020
7.0

Some parts were better than others. I enjoyed it though overall and we will see how other stories are told as the series continues.

Marvel #1

By: Kurt Busiek, Frank Espinosa
Released: Mar 4, 2020

Thirty years ago, Alex Ross had a vision of a new series showing the Marvel heroes in a way they'd never been seen before. The first realization of that idea became the blockbuster MARVELS - but today Alex finally brings about his original vision: An anthology of stories by unique, exceptional talents, many of whom are doing Marvel characters for t...

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8.0

Finally ultimatum is about to make a big play. Curious as to how it will continue with outlawed coming but I think Ahmed can pull it off. Theres a lot of interesting stuff that can play out here.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #16

By: Saladin Ahmed, Cory Smith
Released: Mar 4, 2020

MORALESES VS. MONSTERS!
•  Miles is taking on his biggest responsibility yet--babysitting his new little sister, Billie Morales!
•  But fussiness and feeding are the least of their problems--there's SOMETHING UNDERGROUND!
•  Meanwhile Miles' uncle Aaron made a deal with a different kind of beast--ULTIMATUM--and he's about to...

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