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DDJamesB reviewed Redcoat #4 Jul 20, 2024
8.0

Another good issue of Redcoat. It has been consistently giving me a good read whenever it releases.

Redcoat #4

By: Geoff Johns, Andrew Currie
Released: Jul 17, 2024

A tale 126 years in the making! The clandestine cult of hooded figures called The Founding Fathers has finally caught up to the cocky-and eternally unlucky-mercenary Simon Pure. For the first time since their macabre ritual gave Simon immortality in 1776, we learn new secrets behind that moment and the magic that powered it! Also: can 13-year-old A...

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DDJamesB reviewed Paranoid Gardens #1 Jul 20, 2024
7.5

I like the concept. Some of the execution had me scratching my head, but it did have a sense of mystery and wonder that made it enjoyable.

Paranoid Gardens #1

By: Gerard Way, Chris Weston
Released: Jul 17, 2024

Writers Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy) and Shaun Simon (The Fabulous Killjoys), join forces with Illustrator Chris Weston (The Filth), colorist Dave Stewart (Hellboy), and letterer Nate Piekos (Black Hammer) to present an all-new surreal comic book experience that's ER meets Doctor Who on a...

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DDJamesB reviewed Fishflies #7 Jul 20, 2024
8.0

I think read of the whole series is in order. I did enjoy the end. It had good emotional beats. I just feel like this story might read better as a whole.

Fishflies #7

By: Jeff Lemire
Released: Jul 17, 2024

Mini-Series Finale. The stunning conclusion of Jeff Lemire's surreal and heart-rending series! Officer Danny Laraque frantically searches for Franny, Franny tries to get an answer from Bug, Bug looks for forgiveness, and Helen still hangs on to hope in the hospital with her son, Paul. It's all connected and looping into each other at the hei...

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8.5

I'm being a bit generous, but this was fun. Felt like a fun Daredevil story. The art had some maleev DD qualities.

Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1

By: Erica Schultz, Michael Dowling
Released: Jul 17, 2024

SPINNING OUT OF DAREDEVIL #11!
After the stunning events of DAREDEVIL #11, Daredevil's allies are left more vulnerable than ever before. If they're able to survive, it will fall to Elektra and Matt Murdock to not only save their city as Daredevil, but also protect the people they love the most as they're targeted by some of the most dangerous,...

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DDJamesB reviewed Incredible Hulk #14 Jul 18, 2024
6.0

The art is amazing. It's a little boring at first, but gets a little better as it goes.

Incredible Hulk #14

By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Nic Klein
Released: Jul 17, 2024

As Banner struggles to escape the terrifying mindscape in which Hulk keeps him prisoner, Charlie's soul is trapped inside a nightmare of her own...and she'll need both Hulk and Banner if she has any hope of escape! Meanwhile, the mysterious ELDEST is watching Hulk's every move, as her plan to free the MOTHER OF HORRORS takes shape...and we get a gl...

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DDJamesB reviewed Into the Unbeing: Part One #2 Jul 18, 2024
7.5

I'm still not blown away, but it does tell an interesting story that I want to continue following.

Into the Unbeing: Part One #2

By: Zac Thompson, Hayden Sherman
Released: Jul 17, 2024

With their leader missing and a sand storm at their backs, the expedition has no choice but to take shelter within their newly discovered alien environment. Inside, the team must contend with their own egos as they discover strange indigenous lifeforms and impossible secrets that stretch back decades.

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DDJamesB reviewed Undiscovered Country #30 Jul 17, 2024
6.0

I really just want this series to end. The only reason I am still here is because of how far I've made it. This issue wasn't horrible, but I can't say I'm looking forward to more. And with a hiatus happening, it just prolongs this story even more.

Undiscovered Country #30

By: Scott Snyder, Leonardo Marcello Grassi
Released: Jul 17, 2024

End of Story Arc. "Bounty," Part 6. A lost member of the original expedition has unexpectedly returned, with a tale of an unbelievable journey across the Undiscovered Country and a path to the group' ultimate objective: the great mystery that is Aurora.

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DDJamesB reviewed The Mammoth #2 Jul 17, 2024
7.0

I almost didn't get this issue. I will admit, it's not anything spectacular, but it did entertain me and I actually came out of this issue willing to go to the third.

The Mammoth #2

By: Paul Tobin, Arjuna Susini
Released: Jul 17, 2024

Road trip with a dead friend! Olivia is dead. But Olivia is back. And she wants to go somewhere? But... where? In the vast forest of Broke Tree Valley, something supernatural is waiting. Something monstrous. Something mammoth. Only a car full of fools would drive into the fog and mystery of those deep dark forests, or toward the deeper darker lake,...

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DDJamesB added Daredevil: Woman Without Fear (2024) to their pull list Jul 17, 2024

Daredevil: Woman Without Fear (2024)

SPINNING OUT OF DAREDEVIL #11!
After the stunning events of DAREDEVIL #11, Daredevil's allies are left more vulnerable than ever before. If they're able to survive, it will fall to Elektra and Matt Murdock to not only save their city as Daredevil, but also protect the people they love the most as they're targeted by some of the most dangerous,...

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DDJamesB added Paranoid Gardens (2024) to their pull list Jul 17, 2024

Paranoid Gardens (2024)

Writers Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy) and Shaun Simon (The Fabulous Killjoys), join forces with Illustrator Chris Weston (The Filth), colorist Dave Stewart (Hellboy), and letterer Nate Piekos (Black Hammer) to present an all-new surreal comic book experience that's ER meets Doctor Who on a...

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DDJamesB reviewed Ice Cream Man #40 Jul 14, 2024
10

Even better than part 1. It's a classic Ice Cream Man. Both of them.

Ice Cream Man #40

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Jul 10, 2024

"Decompression in a Wreck," Part Two. In this second part of our story (one need not read part one), two truck drivers die in five seconds and 28-or-so pages.

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6.5

I liked the first issue a lot. Then we got this. It's not really bad, it's just not the story I'm looking for or that I want to invest time in. I'm willing to try one more issue to see what they try doing with it.

Falling in Love On the Path to Hell #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Garry Brown
Released: Jul 10, 2024

It's not love at first sight for Asami and MacRaith. The samurai & gunslinger are surrounded by the spirits of the undead and trapped on a strange island with monsters. What is the dreaded corpse tide? Who is Mohan, the strong-armed leader of the army of the damned? Can they trust him? Will they escape? You're casually invited to your new favorite ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Profane #2 Jul 14, 2024
8.0

I like it. This series isn't what I was expecting, but it's fun, it's interesting and I am here for the ride.

Profane #2

By: Peter Milligan, Raul Fernandez
Released: Jul 10, 2024

The list of suspects grows as gumshoe Will Profane tracks down Spud Coltrane's killer, but the lovely Lili MacBeth threatens to throw him off the trail.

But without Coltrane's godlike hand penning his steps, will Profane walk the right path, now that it's his to choose?

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #11 Jul 14, 2024
8.0

Another good issue of Daredevil. The past few issues have really stepped it up in my opinion.

Daredevil #11

By: Saladin Ahmed, Aaron Kuder
Released: Jul 10, 2024

DEAD ON TARGET!
Beset by the most vicious foes they've ever known, the DAREDEVILS - MATT MURDOCK and ELEKTRA NATCHIOS - are on their last legs. Everything they've fought for, together and apart, has led to this - and now the stage (literally) stands set for a brutal and barbaric finish!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Ultimates #2 Jul 14, 2024
8.5

I enjoyed this issue a good bit. I like the direction of this series. The art is cool. Overall, a good time.

Ultimates #2

By: Deniz Camp, Juan Frigeri
Released: Jul 10, 2024

SHOCKING SECRETS OF THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE REVEALED!
Captain America reckons with the Maker's dismantling of nations...by visiting the White House! Leading to a massive brawl between MIDAS and this young band of freedom fighters... ...but Midas has been holding a superhuman hostage as a power source! PLUS: The dark history of what used to be th...

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DDJamesB reviewed Dawnrunner #4 Jul 11, 2024
8.0

This issue was another solid entry. It made me feel the stakes at hand and gave us another step in the main character's journey.

Dawnrunner #4

By: Ram V, Evan Cagle
Released: Jul 10, 2024

A new kind of Tetza has arrived and promises to push Anita Marr and Dawnrunner to their limits. Is Dawnrunner doomed or will dramatic revelations strengthen the bond between Anita and Dawnrunner, pushing them to evolve into something new? Ram V and Evan Cagle deliver a giant mech vs monster story unlike any before it!

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DDJamesB reviewed Crocodile Black #3 Jul 11, 2024
8.5

This issue really made me like this series. Last issue stepped it up and this one did too. I'm not 100% on what's going on, but it's trippy and visceral.

Crocodile Black #3

By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Som
Released: Jul 10, 2024

After committing a vicious assault, Danny is off his meds and nowhere to be found, sowing turmoil at home as his sister searches desperately for him, remembering the rough childhood that molded Danny.

But Danny is molded by dark new ambitions... and wrestles with some absurd and disturbing visions while tumbling deeping into the world of d...

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DDJamesB reviewed Get Fury #3 Jul 11, 2024
7.5

It's solid. I don't really like all the yapping about the little conspiracy as much as the other aspects, but it's still a solid story.

Get Fury #3

By: Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Jul 10, 2024

The Viet Cong have Nick Fury in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prison. Even a man with Frank Castle's specific skill set (which gets shown off in a brutal fashion this issue) will not be enough to get in, get Fury and get out. Making matters worse, Castle isn't the only party trying to get Fury...
Explicit Content

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DDJamesB reviewed Geiger #4 Jul 11, 2024
8.0

It's action heavy. The art is great as always, but this little villain gave this issue the stakes it needed to matter.

Geiger #4

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Jul 10, 2024

The clock ticks down for Tariq Geiger! The scheming Electrician kidnapped Geiger's best friend. The problem? Standing between Geiger and the Electrician is the largest horde of deformed mutant Organ People he's ever encountered. The solution? Launch a desperate assault through them, hoping the masses don't completely overwhelm him. Can the Nuclear ...

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7.5

I wish they spent more time on the downfall The Hood took in this issue. While I still enjoyed it, it could have had a bigger impact. I do think this book isn't great, but there is something about it that I enjoy.

Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #5

By: Ben Percy, Danny Kim
Released: Jul 10, 2024

JOHNNY BLAZE VS. THE HOOD!
The grudge match you've been waiting for is here! But can Johnny bear to be joined to the Spirit of Vengeance again? And with the fate of Chicago hanging in the balance, can he afford not to?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Transformers #10 Jul 10, 2024
5.0

Maybe I'm just not meant for this book, but besides the art and ending I just didn't feel engaged with this book. I really felt the series was clicking for me for the first handful of issues and some more , but I just feel a little tired of the cheesy dialogue.

Transformers #10

By: Daniel Warren Johnson, Jorge Corona
Released: Jul 10, 2024

Shockwave's plan revealed! Can the Autobots recover from their latest loss in time to save everyone?

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DDJamesB reviewed The Domain #1 Jul 10, 2024
6.5

It's a little cheesy and too fast paced for the story it was telling, but I guess I did have some fun reading it.

The Domain #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Rachael Stott
Released: Jul 10, 2024

Mini-Series Premiere. When three best friends discover a crashed UFO, they also discover technology that gives them incredible abilities! But there's a catch: only one of them can use the powers at a time! Can their friendship survive the power's temptation? In the pages of Image's Eisner-winning series, Public Domain, Syd Dallas and ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #53 Jul 10, 2024
3.0

What an underwhelming book. Is it bad? Technically no, but it's just so boring and redundant.

Amazing Spider-Man #53

By: Zeb Wells, Todd Nauck
Released: Jul 10, 2024

SECRET REVEALED - MEET SPIDER-GOBLIN!
Following the shocking events of #50, PETER PARKER is a changed man. He's now SPIDER-GOBLIN, the most dangerous superhuman in the world. And his chaos is DEADLY! Meanwhile, who will stop Norman Osborn?!
Rated T

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #53 Jul 10, 2024
7.0

I'm more confused about this story than disappointed. Nothing here is bad, but it feels too overcrowded to be concluded in the next issue. There are so many characters here and this story tries to conclude so many plot threads that it hurts the pacing. I have more questions than anything.

The cliffhanger is not as exciting as it tries to be. This is the second time ASM issue ends with P more

Amazing Spider-Man #53

By: Zeb Wells, Todd Nauck
Released: Jul 10, 2024

SECRET REVEALED - MEET SPIDER-GOBLIN!
Following the shocking events of #50, PETER PARKER is a changed man. He's now SPIDER-GOBLIN, the most dangerous superhuman in the world. And his chaos is DEADLY! Meanwhile, who will stop Norman Osborn?!
Rated T

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DDJamesB added The Domain (2024) to their pull list Jul 10, 2024

The Domain (2024)

Mini-Series Premiere. When three best friends discover a crashed UFO, they also discover technology that gives them incredible abilities! But there's a catch: only one of them can use the powers at a time! Can their friendship survive the power's temptation? In the pages of Image's Eisner-winning series, Public Domain, Syd Dallas and ...

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4.0

Some cool art but more of the same. Just constant action with the same old dialogue.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #22

By: Cody Ziglar, Brent Peeples
Released: Jul 3, 2024

BLOOD HUNT TIE-IN: IF YOU CAN'T BEAT 'EM - BITE 'EM!
Miles Morales' life is UTTERLY TRANSFORMED! Vampirically speaking. And he's not the only one - vampires are swarming NYC. And Miles' biggest ally just became his worst nightmare.
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Public Domain #6 Jul 8, 2024
7.5

It was a good return issue. While I love the meta nature of it, it was very bothersome to hear some of the annoying things you hear in real life.

Public Domain #6

By: Chip Zdarsky
Released: Jul 3, 2024

New Story Arc. The hit Image series that won the Eisner for Best New Series is back! Can it now win Best Series? Probably not! That's a really competitive category! Dallas Comics is up and running! But can Syd put aside his feelings and make a Domain comic for a new generation before Jerry Jasper and Singular Comics beat him to it? An...

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #35 Jul 8, 2024
7.5

This was an enjoyable issue that added another layer to the venom war.

Venom #35

By: Al Ewing, Cafu
Released: Jul 3, 2024

"VENOM WAR" PRELUDE - BROCK AGAINST BROCK!
Following CARNAGE's battle with VENOM and his assault on the Garden of Time, Eddie Brock - all the Eddie Brocks - are in free fall... literally! The future of the entire Earth - and all of time - is now at stake. For both Eddie Brock and his son, Dylan, have glimpsed terrifying visions of each other's...

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DDJamesB reviewed The Department of Truth #23 Jul 2, 2024
9.0

Glad to have this back. Maybe it's due to the long gap, but this issue got me right back in it. Can't wait for more.

The Department of Truth #23

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Jun 26, 2024

New Story Arc. The Eisner-Nominated series returns! Confronted with an enemy intent on exposing their secrets to the world, the Department of Truth makes a shocking choice-go public first. But to understand Lee Harvey Oswald's risky gambit, we have to return to where it all started: Dallas, 1963, as President John F. Kennedy's motorcade pass...

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DDJamesB reviewed Self Help #1 Jun 30, 2024
8.0

It was decent at the beginning, but really good good, especially at the end. Let's see if it can be more than just a shocking twist.

Self Help #1

By: Jesse Kellerman, Marianna Ignazzi
Released: Jun 19, 2024

Mini-Series Premiere. Down-on-his-luck rideshare driver Jerry Hauser's existence is a bleak one... especially because every fare he picks up tells him how much he looks like uber-successful self-help guru Darren Hart. But after a twist of fate, Jerry is given the chance of a lifetime... which, if he's not careful, may well end his lifetime. ...

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