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DDJamesB reviewed Loki #3 Oct 22, 2019
8.5

That was a really fun read. This series is off to a good start. Really interesting idea.

Loki #3

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Sep 11, 2019

WELCOME TO HIS NIGHTMARE!
The nefarious NIGHTMARE has come to Earth, and only Loki, "The God of Nothing," can stop him from trapping all of New York City into the Nightmare Dimension! But first, he'll need to strike a bargain with a new and powerful force that will change the Marvel Universe forever. Who or what will Loki become when he steps f...

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6.5

By now you know what youre getting with this series and for what it is, its enjoyable.

History of the Marvel Universe #4

By: Mark Waid, Javier Rodriguez
Released: Oct 16, 2019

From the Fantastic Four to the Death of Phoenix, witness the awe and majesty of the beginnings of the Modern Marvel Universe!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Ghost Rider #1 Oct 20, 2019
8.0

Easy to pick up as a new reader and seemed to set up the plot for the most part. Ive never really ghost rider so this was a good start.

Ghost Rider #1

By: Ed Brisson, Aaron Kuder
Released: Oct 2, 2019

ALL HELLS BREAK LOOSE!
The Brothers Ghost Rider are back! Johnny Blaze ain't just the king of Hell-he's the warden too. He's the first line of defense between the demonic hordes trying to escape the joint and the lords of other hells making a play for his throne and all the power that comes with it - including a certain evil queen from his past...

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DDJamesB reviewed Captain America #15 Oct 20, 2019
5.0

This issue didnt get me. The art is fine but this title seems to be going nowhere. Its been slow and i thought we were building to something but then theres issues like this that make it seems like there is not point and im actually kind of confused as to whats going on because nothing really sticks out and I forget half of whats going on by next issue. Hopefully it turns around.

Captain America #15

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jason Masters
Released: Oct 16, 2019

"THE LEGEND OF STEVE" CONTINUES!
Steve Rogers' mission to clear his reputation and to re-establish the good name of Captain America continues, as he and Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman, tackle a familiar old foe who is contaminating the water supply of a large rust-belt city!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB added Ghost Rider (2019) to their pull list Oct 19, 2019

Ghost Rider (2019)

ALL HELLS BREAK LOOSE!
The Brothers Ghost Rider are back! Johnny Blaze ain't just the king of Hell-he's the warden too. He's the first line of defense between the demonic hordes trying to escape the joint and the lords of other hells making a play for his throne and all the power that comes with it - including a certain evil queen from his past...

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5.5

Was fine and I would have given it a higher grade until I put off reading it and read it right before I read absolute carnage 4. That book makes it seem like ending to this didnt matter or really even match. Kind of a bummer

Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #3

By: Saladin Ahmed, Federico Vincentini
Released: Oct 9, 2019

THREATS WITHIN AND WITHOUT!
•  A serial killer released from Ravencroft, the commands of Carnage, J. Jonah Jameson, and SILVER SABLE!
•  Miles must wrestle all of these while his mind is not his own!
•  Will a connection to the Cult of Carnage's collective subconscious give him an edge that pays off in the greater war? Or wi...

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DDJamesB reviewed Gideon Falls #17 Oct 17, 2019
9.0

One of the better issues. I really enjoyed this one and you can tell sorrentino did too. Some great pages.

Gideon Falls #17

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Oct 16, 2019

NEW STORY ARC

"THE PENTOCULUS: FOREVER AND EVER," Part One
The smash-hit horror series continues!

After the time- and space-shifting journey of the previous arc, Norton and Clara are trapped in "small town" Gideon Falls with a murderous psychopath. Meanwhile, Father Fred and Angie confront the Bishop in "big city" Gideon Fall...

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DDJamesB reviewed Absolute Carnage: Avengers #1 Oct 17, 2019
6.0

Pretty pointless but kind of fun and I really enjoyed the art.

Absolute Carnage: Avengers #1

By: Leah Williams, Alberto Alburquerque
Released: Oct 16, 2019

CAPTAIN AMERICA! HAWKEYE! THE THING! WOLVERINE!
Years ago, Cletus Kasady used the Carnage symbiote to take over a small town called Doverton, Colorado, as well as the team of Avengers who arrived to stop him! Barely able to free themselves from his control during their first meeting, this small band of heroes will have no choice but to assemble...

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DDJamesB added Absolute Carnage: Avengers to their pull list Oct 17, 2019

Absolute Carnage: Avengers

CAPTAIN AMERICA! HAWKEYE! THE THING! WOLVERINE!
Years ago, Cletus Kasady used the Carnage symbiote to take over a small town called Doverton, Colorado, as well as the team of Avengers who arrived to stop him! Barely able to free themselves from his control during their first meeting, this small band of heroes will have no choice but to assemble...

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DDJamesB reviewed Absolute Carnage #4 Oct 17, 2019
8.5

While it had some issues this book was pretty great. The last few pages were intense and while I dont get why carnage just took off without the codices from the machine it was cool to see eddie do what he did.

Absolute Carnage #4

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Oct 16, 2019

THE PENULTIMATE CHAPTER OF THE SYMBIOTIC EVENT OF THE YEAR!
•  Eddie Brock has taken a beating, lost the allies closest to him, and, after the shocking events of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: #3, sees no way to take Cletus Kasady down once and for all without making the ultimate sacrifice.
•  But what IS the ultimate sacri...

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DDJamesB added Tales From The Dark Multiverse to their pull list Oct 17, 2019

Tales From The Dark Multiverse

Don't miss this twisted tale from the pages of the game-changing event "Batman: Knightfall"! Thirty years after Bruce Wayne was broken and failed to take back the mantle of the Bat, Jean-Paul Valley, now known as Saint Batman, has turned Gotham into the city of his dreams. In his new order, killing has become commonplace and criminals live in const...

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man #2 Oct 17, 2019
8.0

I really dont get the hate for this title. I think the art is fantastic and the story, while not amazing, is pretty solid and interesting. I am excited to see how everything turns out

Spider-Man #2

By: J. J. Abrams, Sara Pichelli
Released: Oct 16, 2019

• The most anticipated comic event of the year continues from J.J. Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, Alias), Henry Abrams and Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)!
•  Peter and Mary Jane have had their first run in with the new villain Cadaverous and it did not go well. What horrific impact from this ho...

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DDJamesB added X-Men (2019) to their pull list Oct 16, 2019

X-Men (2019)

DAWN OF X!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility... and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
Rated T+  

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DDJamesB reviewed Criminal #8 Oct 14, 2019
9.0

This was really good. I love criminal so much. You can never go wrong.

Criminal #8

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Teeg Lawless is on his way to living the high life, planning the kind of score you can retire on... but only if nothing goes wrong. The story of the last days of series favorite Teeg Lawless continues as BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS continue to deliver the best monthly comic on the market!

And as always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and artic...

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7.5

A solid tie in that provides a fun reading experience

Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #2

By: Saladin Ahmed, Federico Vincentini
Released: Sep 25, 2019

CONSUMED BY CARNAGE!
•  Miles sacrificed himself protecting others, and was taken by Carnage's dark doppelgangers!
•  Now Kletus is sending Miles after one of Peter Parker's friends, and if Miles can't stop himself, he better hope someone shows up who can beat a dark symbiote-powered Spider-Man!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Marvel Comics Presents #9 Oct 13, 2019
8.0

I liked both the stories and while there were flaws in both I think for what they were it was enjoyable.

Marvel Comics Presents #9

By: Charles Soule, Paulo Siqueira
Released: Sep 25, 2019

ALL-WOLVERINE ISSUE!
First, Wolverine's decades-long battle with demon the Truth comes to a bloody and brutal finale! Then, head back into the digital world of the .EXE/men to meet their version of Logan!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Captain America #14 Oct 13, 2019
7.5

A fun little read but coates is almost like bendis where the issues arent bad, the dialogue is pretty good but not much gets done.

Captain America #14

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jason Masters
Released: Sep 25, 2019

"THE LEGEND OF STEVE" CONTINUES!
As Steve Rogers continues to try to prove his innocence and remain one step ahead of the pursuing Nick Fury, he and Mockingbird journey to Iowa, where a town is held in the thrall of the mysterious group known only as -THEM!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Marvel Comics #1001 Oct 13, 2019
6.0

Its got some great art and some fun little stories. I enjoyed it but its not a must read in any way.

Marvel Comics #1001

By: Al Ewing, Amanda Conner
Released: Oct 2, 2019

THE BIGGEST STORY IN MARVEL HISTORY CONTINUES!
WHO IS THE MYSTERIOUS NEW CHARACTER FROM MARVEL'S PAST?
It was a story too large for any one issue, with too many classic Marvel creators who wanted to be a part of the fun! And so the party continues on with this additional celebratory issue, featuring additional secrets and revelations about ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher #16 Oct 13, 2019
7.5

Im not sure how to take this. It didnt really resolve much and since it took so long to get here im not sure thats enough. The art has been solid but this series started off great and kind of dragged.

Punisher #16

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Oct 2, 2019

ZEMO DARK THIRTY!
•  New York City is under siege as the new Thunderbolts, Black Widow's squad, mayor Fisk's personal V.I.G.I.L. soldiers, and everyone in between get caught in the crossfire, but it all comes down to two men.
•  Punisher.
•  Zemo.
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Savage Avengers #6 Oct 13, 2019
6.0

Not bad but really not that good has been the motto of this series. The art was cool and different but the story is generic and not too good.

Savage Avengers #6

By: Gerry Duggan, Kim Jacinto
Released: Oct 2, 2019

• Conan & The Punisher attempt to walk out of the Savage Land hauling the caskets of Frank's family... through Antarctica.
•  Frank Castle never was much of a religious man...but now he's firmly "Crom-curious"
•  Watch out for the last page, it's a doozy.
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Ice Cream Man #15 Oct 13, 2019
9.0

I actually really liked this one. It was really odd but had a cool plot.

Ice Cream Man #15

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Oct 9, 2019

"COAT CHECK STORY"
Lillian is wearing someone else's coat.

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #17 Oct 13, 2019
8.5

Hawkman produced another great issue. You really cant go wrong with this series. From the writing to the art its got it all.

Hawkman #17

By: Robert Venditti, Pat Olliffe
Released: Oct 9, 2019

Lex Luthor gave the Shadow Thief the power to defeat his archenemy, Hawkman, but too bad for the Shadow Thief that Hawkman received a gift of his own from a much more formidable foe-and now nothing can stand in Carter Hall's way!

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #31 Oct 13, 2019
8.5

Spencer has been a roll recently and this issue is keeping it going. Cant wait to see what happens with Kindred. Looking forward to 2099

Amazing Spider-Man #31

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Oct 9, 2019

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN!
•  Everyone who has ever worn the Carnage Symbiote has a Codex, including Norman Osborn from his time as the Red Goblin!
•  Can Spider-Man save Norman from Carnage? Does he want to?
•  WHAT OTHER SURPRISES ARE HELD HERE? MANY!!!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Miles Morales: Spider-Man #11 Oct 13, 2019
8.5

Miles has been a top book for me since the reboot. Ahmed is really getting into some good stuff.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #11

By: Saladin Ahmed, Ig Guara
Released: Oct 9, 2019

• Ultimatum is here and New York doesn't know what hit it.
•  In chasing this mysterious man from a mysterious place, Miles finds himself in a VERY awkward situation involving his Uncle.
•  And when something huge happens, Miles finds himself with a dilemma that could threaten everything Miles holds dear.
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #30 Oct 7, 2019
8.5

The kindred story builds as carnage comes in to play. Good stuff. Besides some issues spencers run has been pretty solid.

Amazing Spider-Man #30

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Sep 25, 2019

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN!
•  Spider-Man has been a huge part of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but this is when his part gets REALLY crazy...
•  Only Spider-Man stands between Carnage at his scariest ever and young Dylan Brock.
•  There is so much more to it, but WE DO NOT WANT TO SPOIL IT!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #24 Oct 6, 2019
7.5

It was a pretty fun read but kind of distracring from the main ghost rider story.

Avengers #24

By: Jason Aaron, Stefano Caselli
Released: Sep 25, 2019

THE CHALLENGE OF THE GHOST RIDERS!
If the Avengers thought one Ghost Rider was tough to deal with, wait'll they see how many Spirits of Vengeance have just been unleashed by the King of Hell, Johnny Blaze! Including the craziest, most powerful Rider of them all...That's right, it's the Avengers vs. Cosmic Ghost Rider!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB added Dead Eyes to their pull list Oct 3, 2019

Dead Eyes

This issue contains previously published material

You can't keep a good comic down.

In the 1990s, DEAD EYES was a prolific stick-up man and hoodlum in Boston until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth. He retired to be with the love of his life, but now he's back in the mask to s...

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DDJamesB reviewed Dead Eyes #1 Oct 3, 2019
9.0

I thought this was really good. I'm a sucker for these types of stories and im definitely hooked. I thought it was well written and had great art.

Dead Eyes #1

By: Gerry Duggan, John McCrea
Released: Oct 2, 2019

This issue contains previously published material

You can't keep a good comic down.

In the 1990s, DEAD EYES was a prolific stick-up man and hoodlum in Boston until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth. He retired to be with the love of his life, but now he's back in the mask to s...

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DDJamesB reviewed Superior Spider-Man #11 Oct 2, 2019
9.0

So pissed about the ending but, whats done is done. Still a great read.

Superior Spider-Man #11

By: Christos Gage, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Sep 25, 2019

• Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man, saved San Francisco several times, defeated Terrax and Master Pandemonium and has built quite a life for himself.
•  Sadly, the Spider-Powered Norman Osborn from SPIDER-GEDDON has arrived to destroy it all.
•  Does Otto stand a chance of stopping him? Does he ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #24 Oct 2, 2019
9.0

Really interested to see how this all plays out. It seems like two storied came out of this and both seem very exciting.

Immortal Hulk #24

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 2, 2019

• As the war with Shadow Base comes to a brutal, bloody end, Bruce Banner has a choice to make.
•  And the repercussions of that choice will have an effect on every single life on this planet...
•  ...including the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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