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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #156 Oct 20, 2017
8.0

Not sure why some bad reviews, I thought this book was really good. Really looking forward to the next issue. Bagley is the perfect artist for this series. The colors are great too. The story is not overly intricate, it's just been a fun read. Dinosaur people!

Venom #156

By: Mike Costa, Mark Bagley
Released: Oct 18, 2017

LETHAL PROTECTOR Part 2
•  Venom has found himself caught in Kraven's crosshairs!
•  With the Hunter armed to the teeth and hungry for blood, will Venom be able to hold him off long enough to protect the dinosaur community living beneath the streets of Manhattan... and himself?!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Invincible Iron Man #593 Oct 19, 2017
7.5

Good issue. It sets up all the players for the upcoming arc. I love Doom Iron Man. It was good to see him here. Some of the parts were a little odd and confusing. I would like for someone to explain the ending to me. Not sure I really understood who that was supposed to be. Art was great. Caselli and Maleev are very good at what they do and both draw the characters they are used to, Caselli (RiRi) more

Invincible Iron Man #593

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli
Released: Oct 18, 2017

THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK Part 1
Tony Stark has vanished! The mystery deepens as Stark friends and foes must decide, finally, who will wield the power of Iron Man! All the contenders are in position, and all the armor is polished. There can only be one Armored Avenger! The path to the most startling Iron Man story ever begins here! PLUS: Includ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #13 Oct 19, 2017
9.5

This comic continues to be top notch in all aspects. Art, story, readability. All awesome. Favorite comic on the stands.

Kill Or Be Killed #13

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Oct 18, 2017

Caught in the crossfire between the police and the Russian mob-and his sanity-Dylan begins to realize his problems are more dire than he thinks.

BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' multiple Eisner-nominated series keeps racing from hit to hit in this action-packed third arc!

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #789 Oct 19, 2017
8.0

This issue has me split. I really thought it was a good story and was well written. As always, Immonen has been killing the art. It's just that I truly enjoyed Peter as the billionaire. I have hundreds of back issues if I really wanted to keep reading down on his luck, broke Parker. I thought the Parker Industries era was cool and showed Pete's potential as a global world saver. In the end, I am n more

Amazing Spider-Man #789

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Oct 11, 2017

THE FALL OF PARKER Part 1
Down on your luck Peter Parker is back, for good or ill. New York has changed, and so has Peter - but entering a new phase of his Spider-Man life isn't easy; neither are new relationships OR new foes. Peter Parker is not the Spider-Man you remember, but why is he taking his fight to THE DAILY BUGLE? And what happened t...

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DDJamesB added The Mighty Thor (2015) to their pull list Oct 18, 2017

The Mighty Thor (2015)

When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.

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DDJamesB reviewed Suicide Squad #27 Oct 18, 2017
8.0

Definitely one of the better ones in last few few issues. I'm interested in what will be shown in the rest of this arc. The art was not the best, but it fit the story well. Overall, a fun read if you have been following the series so far.

Suicide Squad #27

By: Rob Williams, Eduard Petrovich
Released: Oct 11, 2017

"THE SECRET HISTORY OF TASK FORCE X" part one! The next major storyline of SUICIDE SQUAD begins when Amanda Waller receives a mysterious communique confirming her worst fears: someone knows all her secrets. Task Force X. Maxwell Lord. General Zod. Everything. And the message came from...outer space?! Determined to identify and neutralize this unpre...

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mrDovydas reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #3 Oct 13, 2017
9.0

Can't remember the last time an event was so much fun. Snyder writes whatever the hell he wants, and it is so good. Things like Detective Chimp sitting in a bar, or the whole C.D./D.C. thing left me speechless for how good it was. And from the events of the few last pages, it seems that it's only going to get better.

Dark Nights: Metal #3

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 11, 2017

Superman is pulled into the mystery of the Dark Multiverse while the Justice League follows the trail to a weapon that could keep the forces of the Dark Multiverse at bay!

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DDJamesB - Oct 13, 2017

One of the main reasons I dod not give a 10 was the whole song hidden meaning. Kind of corny is you ask me.

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JoseAmor reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #3 Oct 12, 2017
8.5

Pretty much perfect, if it wasn't for that ridiculous hidden message in the notes. Really sets up for a nice adventure, and a very good twist means very bad things for the good guys.

Dark Nights: Metal #3

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 11, 2017

Superman is pulled into the mystery of the Dark Multiverse while the Justice League follows the trail to a weapon that could keep the forces of the Dark Multiverse at bay!

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DDJamesB reviewed Defenders #6 Oct 13, 2017
7.5

Probably the weakest issue in the series so far and even then its not bad at all. The art continues to be the highpoint of this series. As much as some of these legacy books have been awesome and started new stories this is literally just a continuation of the series so far which was kind of a bummer. Deadpool to me is not a selling point. He is definitely my least favorite character in Marvel and more

Defenders #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Oct 11, 2017

KINGPINS OF NEW YORK Part 1
The Defenders: Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil, protectors of the people, are in a desperate struggle to keep New York City safe in the wake of the power vacuum caused by the Kingpin's absence and the all-out street war that results!  So what could make things even worse for our team of ha...

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DDJamesB reviewed Falcon #1 Oct 12, 2017
8.5

Probably one of the better comics I have read in a while. It was a really great read. The tone of it is pretty serious so if you're not into that, I would stay away. The art was up my alley. Reminds me of the scratchy powerman ironfist art from last year. It fits the street level well. I'm in it for the future.

Falcon #1

By: Rodney Barnes, Joshua Cassara
Released: Oct 11, 2017

TAKE FLIGHT Part 1
Sam Wilson - winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty - takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam's new mission finds him on a collision ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #3 Oct 12, 2017
9.0

Easily the easiest to understand and best issue yet. There was a corny part or two, but other than that, it was an overall excellent book. The art continues to impress and I am bummed I have to wait 2 months for #4.

Dark Nights: Metal #3

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 11, 2017

Superman is pulled into the mystery of the Dark Multiverse while the Justice League follows the trail to a weapon that could keep the forces of the Dark Multiverse at bay!

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DDJamesB added Slots to their pull list Oct 12, 2017

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DDJamesB added Falcon (2017) to their pull list Oct 12, 2017

Falcon (2017)

TAKE FLIGHT Part 1
Sam Wilson - winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty - takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam's new mission finds him on a collision ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #27 Oct 12, 2017
8.0

Another solid installment in this Daredevil series. Soule is a good writer and they should just never let Garney leave. He totally fits this book and his art is always gorgeous. Overall, a good origin story for Blindspot and leaves our title hero in a big pickle at the end.

Daredevil #27

By: Charles Soule, Ron Garney
Released: Oct 11, 2017

"LAND OF THE BLIND" CONTINUES!
•  DAREDEVIL is being held prisoner in a remote outpost of the evil ninja clan THE HAND.
•  It's a battle of wits and skill - and DD must outsmart his captor - someone with a deep connection to his past - if he has any chance of escape!
Rated T+

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Marveltruth101 rated Defenders #6 Oct 11, 2017
1.0

Defenders #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Oct 11, 2017

KINGPINS OF NEW YORK Part 1
The Defenders: Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil, protectors of the people, are in a desperate struggle to keep New York City safe in the wake of the power vacuum caused by the Kingpin's absence and the all-out street war that results!  So what could make things even worse for our team of ha...

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DDJamesB - Oct 11, 2017

I'm not asking you to kiss his ass just dont be ridiculous.

FT Metler - Oct 13, 2017

It's a lazy review and skews the system. 1 TO 10, not 1 OR 10. Sheesh.

DDJamesB reviewed Venom #155 Oct 9, 2017
8.0

Very good book with great art. Venom gets better with every issue and went from one of the worst series to one of the best since the new numbering. Bagley hasn't lost his touch and is a great artist for this book. The symbiote is such a good character, Lee Price is back in the fold and Kraven the Hunter.... Here we go!!!!

Venom #155

By: Mike Costa, Mark Bagley
Released: Oct 4, 2017

LETHAL PROTECTOR Part 1
Something sinister is lingering in the darkest depths of New York and no one is safe! But even the monsters have something to fear when the world's deadliest hunter Kraven makes them their prey.  Their only hope is Venom, a lethal protector who can make the hunter...the hunted. PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRI...

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #672 Oct 9, 2017
8.0

I have a lot of back issue Avengers issues from he first volume, but I have not read any new Avengers comics in my life. I figured with the new Marvel legacy it would be a good time to jump in since I am also reading Champions at this time. For starters, I was really impressed with the art. Saiz killed it on Captain America: Steve Rogers and his beautiful art is now in this book. The story itself more

Avengers #672

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Oct 4, 2017

WORLDS COLLIDE Part 1
Following the events of GENERATIONS comes the long-promised clash between the Avengers and the Champions! The countdown has started as the High Evolutionary, a twisted scientist determined to create a better world at all costs, sets the Earth on a collision course with destruction! The Avengers and the Champions are ready ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Iron Fist #73 Oct 9, 2017
8.0

Iron fist continues to be a solid read with great art. The fight scenes in this book are some of the best fight scenes in all of comics. This series has been consistently good and this issue is no different.

Iron Fist #73

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins
Released: Oct 4, 2017

SABRETOOTH ROUND TWO Part 1
SABRETOOTH first slashed his way into the pages of Marvel comics back in IRON FIST #14 and never looked back. But now Danny Rand, the legendary Iron Fist, has a problem only Sabretooth can help him solve. Something is threatening the very existence of K'un-Lun, and the Iron Fist must do whatever he can to protect it,...

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher: The Platoon #1 Oct 9, 2017
7.0

This was not a bad comic by far. In all reality it's pretty good and has a really good idea behind it. My issue was that in some parts its pretty confusing and they use a lot of military lingo which I did not always get. Hopefully the next issue will bring out the promise that this series has. On the plus side, the art was really fantastic.

Punisher: The Platoon #1

By: Garth Ennis, Goran Parlov
Released: Oct 4, 2017

By the time the Punisher was born in Vietnam, Frank Castle had already become a dark legend of the battlefield. Stories about him were told in whispers, if at all. Now the legendary Punisher team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov (PUNISHER MAX, FURY MAX) brings the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle's first command, and his fir...

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DDJamesB added Punisher: The Platoon to their pull list Oct 9, 2017

Punisher: The Platoon

By the time the Punisher was born in Vietnam, Frank Castle had already become a dark legend of the battlefield. Stories about him were told in whispers, if at all. Now the legendary Punisher team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov (PUNISHER MAX, FURY MAX) brings the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle's first command, and his fir...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1 Oct 6, 2017
8.0

Maybe I did not get as angry as some because, I do not know the green lantern mythos whatsoever, but this was a fun book! Cool concept and one of the better looking tie ins.

Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

By: Sam Humphries, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Oct 4, 2017

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World's Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman: White Knight #1 Oct 6, 2017
9.0

This book was awesome. I really can't say anything bad at all. It was everything I could ask for in a twisted Batman story. The art was really good too. Definitely a unique style that fits the tone of the book and uses a dark color set. I have a feeling this will only get better.

Batman: White Knight #1

By: Sean Murphy, Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 4, 2017

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He's been called a maniac, a killer and the "Clown Prince of Crime" but "white knight"? Never. Until now...
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as "Jack," sets about trying to right his wrongs. First ...

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EDiakota reviewed Batman #32 Oct 4, 2017
6.0

I really dont like Tom King Batman run

Batman #32

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 4, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" finale! This is the finale everyone will be talking about for years to come! In BATMAN #24, we gave you the question; in BATMAN #32, you get the answer. As the Riddler and The Joker desperately fight for supremacy in Gotham City, Batman reveals how far he had to go to end the war. Now, knowing Batman's greatest sin, C...

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkeye #11 Oct 4, 2017
8.5

Hawkeye continues to be one of my new favorite series. Its well written and has really cool art. The supporting cast is great, the main character is great, its half serious, half silly and all fun. Definitely a must read.

Hawkeye #11

By: Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero
Released: Oct 4, 2017

• Hawkeye's personal beef with Madame Masque comes to a head when those closest to her are caught in the crossfire.
•  But when dark secrets about her past come to light, Kate's shaken to her core...
•  Can Kate find the strength to face her demons? Or will this be the case that ends Hawkeye Investigations - and Kate herself - fo...

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man #21 Oct 4, 2017
8.0

This was a fun ending to this Tokyo visit story. The ending leaves a lot to be explained. The art continues to impress with this series and it remains one of the more fun comics out today. Miles has grown to be pretty much my favorite hero and I love being around for the ride. Some really fun scenes in this book, especially the ones that utilize flash backs of uncle Aaron. The legacy initiative hi more

Spider-Man #21

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nico Leon
Released: Oct 4, 2017

• Miles Morales has always had difficulty balancing his duties as Spider-Man with his studies at school, but his personal life is starting to suffer now, too!
•  Between Ganke, Goldballs, Bombshell, and his mother and father, Miles is being pulled in a million directions at once...and he's starting to come apart at the seams.
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher #16 Oct 4, 2017
7.5

Its a shame that Cloonan is hitting marks towards the end of her run. I think the Condor story really hurt the series with how long it dragged. Overall, since getting back to New York, Punisher has been a good read. This was a little over the top for what I like in a punisher book, but it was fun and I have no real complaints. The art was decent and served its purpose. Hopefully, Cloonan can end h more

Punisher #16

By: Becky Cloonan, Matt Horak
Released: Sep 27, 2017

FACE OFF!
•  Frank finally made it home, but a monster followed him out of the northern woods.
•  Can the Punisher keep the city safe from a man who began as a psychopath, THEN overdosed on mind-wrecking, strength-enhancing drugs?
•  How do you punish that which should already be dead?
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #32 Oct 4, 2017
6.0

So glad this arc is over. It was nothing like what I expected and that's not really a good thing in this case. I hope I never see kite man again and while this issue had some good parts it wasn't worth all the issues and interludes to get here. Hopefully the next arc is better. The art was the best thing about the book.

Batman #32

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 4, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" finale! This is the finale everyone will be talking about for years to come! In BATMAN #24, we gave you the question; in BATMAN #32, you get the answer. As the Riddler and The Joker desperately fight for supremacy in Gotham City, Batman reveals how far he had to go to end the war. Now, knowing Batman's greatest sin, C...

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DDJamesB added Batman: White Knight to their pull list Oct 4, 2017

Batman: White Knight

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He's been called a maniac, a killer and the "Clown Prince of Crime" but "white knight"? Never. Until now...
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as "Jack," sets about trying to right his wrongs. First ...

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DDJamesB added Avengers (2016) to their pull list Oct 4, 2017

Avengers (2016)

The time has come! Their ranks shattered by Civil War, their spirits weighted down by a toll both personal and spiritual, Earth's Mightiest Heroes must find the resolve to stand united one final time against their greatest foe! Captain America! Thor! The Vision! The Wasp! Spider-Man! Hercules! When the dust settles, not a one of these valiant heroe...

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DDJamesB reviewed The Normals #5 Oct 4, 2017
8.0

Probably the best issue since the first one. The plot seems to be heading somewhere now and the twists just keep coming. I like the style of art a lot and it continues to impress me every month. Definitely glad I started this series.

The Normals #5

By: Adam Glass, Dennis Calero
Released: Sep 27, 2017

"This Must Be The Place"
The Normals now know and accept that they're different...but what they can't decide on is all the rest. Are they still a family? Are they on a fool's errand? Can they trust one another? As they try to figure this all out, the Normals find their first Automaton that they must awaken-so he knows the truth about his existe...

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