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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #23 Jun 15, 2019
7.5

ASM 23 is a great tie up of hunted while planting seeds for the future. I can't wait to get the show on the road with this centipede villian and the new kraven is a great way to keep the villian around.

Amazing Spider-Man #23

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jun 12, 2019

"HUNTED" now runs through AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23!
•  The fallout from "HUNTED" is felt and much of Peter's life is called into question.
•  What is left of Spider-Man after living through the harrowing hunt?!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #6 Jun 15, 2019
8.5

This series has been great. I really want to see how it all wraps up next issue.

The Batman Who Laughs #6

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Jun 12, 2019

True happiness begins in the heart. Our memories and emotions can play tricks on us, though, and divert one's reality into something completely different. The Batman Who Laughs has based his entire worldview on this very concept, and it is in this moment that he must finally confront the one man who stands in his way, the one man who could complete...

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man: Life Story #4 Jun 15, 2019
7.5

To me this was one of the weaker issues. It started off pretty well but towards the end it kind of got a little confusing and over done. The one thing that bothered me (SPOILER) they had a page or two about peter giving his life to Ben. Then the very next page is him confronting Norman saying he knew the results were mixed and he knew he was the original. So what happened to the switching that lit more

Spider-Man: Life Story #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Jun 12, 2019

THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES!
Spider-Man's life enters the 1990s! The COLD WAR is no longer cold as PETER PARKER returns to a world gone MAD! But will he let that madness infect HIM and his family?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #13 Jun 15, 2019
9.0

I really liked this issue. It was a one off that just fit Hawkman so perfectly and the plot felt like it could have been a movie.

Hawkman #13

By: Robert Venditti, Will Conrad
Released: Jun 12, 2019

This issue, it's a story from the pages of Hawkman's journals! Travel back in time to when Carter Hall was reincarnated as a soldier in a cosmic army, while his people were at war! But what happens when a being known for constant reincarnation ends up coming back to life as his own enemy, fighting for the other side? Does it make him a more sympath...

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DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #19 Jun 15, 2019
9.0

This was great. I'm really excited for the next issue after what happened to the Hulk.

Immortal Hulk #19

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jun 12, 2019

• Something is coming for Bruce Banner. Something that can smell him wherever he hides. Something that will never stop hunting.
•  It wears the face of a friend - but all it feels is hate and hunger, burning in the core of every cell.
•  Ask yourself...what's more terrifying than the IMMORTAL HULK?

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #6 Jun 6, 2019
8.0

While the art took a dive with the new artist the book remains solid. It has the characters in place and I am excited to see where this all leads. This was definitely a set up issue so it didnt provide a lot of insight but definitely has the title going in the right direction.

Daredevil #6

By: Chip Zdarsky, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Released: May 29, 2019

Daredevil has disappeared from Hell's Kitchen - and in his absence the real devils are just starting to come out to play...
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Heroes In Crisis #9 Jun 5, 2019
1.5

If it wasnt for the cool art this whole series was horrendous. If I wasnt such a sticklerfor completing series I start I would have dropped this after issue 2. I just dont get it. The whole sanctuary concept to me was treated as low level story line through out. It became just panels of heroes saying random lines that eventually I started skipping those pages. The whole murder angle could have bee more

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #22 Jun 5, 2019
8.5

I really wish they chose a different artist because a darker tonw really would have helped this arc. This endimg actually was surprising but in a good way. My only critique was this arc was drawn out in the middle and kind of seemed to rush the ending but overall hunted was a success for me.

Amazing Spider-Man #22

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: May 29, 2019

HUNTED AFTERMATH!
•  The fallout from "HUNTED" continues to loom, and much of Peter's life is called into question.
•  What is left of Spider-Man after living through the harrowing hunt?!
Rated T

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7.0

Its nothing special but most certaintly punisher. Its actually pretty brutal. I'm liking it.

War of the Realms: The Punisher #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: May 22, 2019

MONSTERS, MONSTERS EVERYWHERE!
•  Punisher leads his band of criminals and hospital patients through the Lincoln Tunnel, but traffic is the least of their concerns.
•  Hordes of monsters from every realm are using NYC as a hunting ground, and the hospital denizens look like easy prey.
•  In ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Marvel Comics Presents #5 May 23, 2019
7.5

The wolverine story is actually entertaining to me and I actually look forward to it when these issues come out. The night crawler sTory was very confusing to me and was the worst of the stories. The venom one was actually pretty entertaing. So far the presents series has been good. Its stories you will not see anywhere else with creative teams.

Marvel Comics Presents #5

By: Charles Soule, Paulo Siqueira
Released: May 22, 2019

Welcome to the 1980s, Marvel style! First, Wolverine's Vigil goes into its fifth decade but doesn't go the way he planned. Then, join Nightcrawler mid-Cross-Time Caper at the fall of the Berlin Wall! Finally, a pivotal Venom tale by fan-favorite creators Leah Williams and Guillermo Sanna!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB added War of the Realms: The Punisher to their pull list May 22, 2019

War of the Realms: The Punisher

PUNISHER: AVENGER OF MIDGARD!
The War of The Realms has brought monsters to the streets of New York City, but New York has a monster all its own...Frank Castle, A.K.A. THE PUNISHER! And he'll be damned to Hel if he's going to let a bunch of Ten Realms tin-pot tyrants terrorize his town. But given he's one man against an army of monsters, Hel mi...

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DDJamesB added Marvel Comics Presents (2019) to their pull list May 22, 2019

Marvel Comics Presents (2019)

THE CLASSIC MARVEL SERIES RETURNS FOR MARVEL'S 80th ANNIVERSARY!
Three titanic tales celebrating the first decade of Marvel stories! First - an all-new tale of the man they call the Wolverine begins in the 1940s! Then comes Captain America, the first Avenger of World War II still fighting for freedom today! And finally, the untold tale of Namor...

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DDJamesB reviewed Gideon Falls #13 May 21, 2019
7.5

While highly entertaining, these are the issues that lose me a little. Some of the pages are beautiful to look at but they are a little confusing and there wasnt much substance. It went by so fast but in no way was there anything wrong. Just one of the weaker issues.

Gideon Falls #13

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: May 15, 2019

"STATIONS OF THE CROSS," Part Two: Father Burke's hunt for The Laughing Man killer goes from the Old West to a steampunk version of Gideon Falls (complete with an otherworldly version of The Black Barn) where "The Bishop" is a new piece added to the cosmic chess board.  

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #5 May 20, 2019
10

I felt bad almost giving a 9.5. Its a really amazing book that leaves you in legitimate suspense of where the story is going at the end and delivers a great concept that just fits Daredevil so well. This run has blown all expectations out of the water.

Daredevil #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: May 15, 2019

• Accused of murder, Daredevil has been on the run trying to prove his innocence. But even he can't outrun judgment forever.
•  Don't miss the explosive finale of Chip Zdarsky's first arc of DAREDEVIL!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Captain America #10 May 20, 2019
6.5

Probably the weakest issue of coates run. The story has been dragging a little and not everything is working.

Captain America #10

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert
Released: May 8, 2019

CAPTAIN OF NOTHING continues!
A prison riot is the best possible cover to break Captain America out of confinement - but what if the Star-Spangled Avenger doesn't want to go?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed War of the Realms #4 May 20, 2019
8.0

I'm really enjoying this book right now. It just works without trying to hard. Im really impressed and I didnt think I was going to like it before it all started.

War of the Realms #4

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: May 15, 2019

Pray to All-Mother Freyja! For in her hands lies the key to ending Malekith's war. The Black Bifrost - the only method of travel for Malekith's vast armies - must fall. Even with the Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade and Hulk (Jen Walters) at Freyja's side, how many Dark Elves can one goddess kill? While Freyja's team heads for the swamps of Svartalfhei...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #21 May 20, 2019
8.0

Hunted is set for an ending that will define how this event is remembered. Will it land, will it not we will find out but, this does a great jib of getting us there.

Amazing Spider-Man #21

By: Nick Spencer, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: May 15, 2019

THE CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION OF "HUNTED" IS HERE!
•  Spidey faces an impossible situation that will push him as far as he's ever been pushed.
•  Who lives and who dies when the hunters become the prey?
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man: Life Story #3 May 20, 2019
7.5

I enjoyed the last one much more but, it was still a great read that is so unique. Not everything in this book lands but what does works pretty damn well.

Spider-Man: Life Story #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: May 15, 2019

THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES!
It's the 1980s and Peter's life gets upended with wars both global and secret. And death stalks him at every turn. With a family and a world to protect, can he save everyone before it's too late?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers: No Road Home #10 May 13, 2019
7.5

I actually thought what vision did was really cool and I enjiyed the ending. While it had flaws it was an enjoyable read. Unlike others I do think this migjt be better than no surrender but im not sure because both had much to offer.

Avengers: No Road Home #10

By: Al Ewing, Sean Izaakse
Released: Apr 17, 2019

THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS FINALE!
The extra-sized finale! Can anything stop Nyx from remaking the cosmos in her image? And will an Avenger die in the attempt?
LEGACY #718
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Criminal #4 May 13, 2019
8.5

Criminal has been weird for me. The writing and stories have been awesome but, when you get to the endings it turns into just a page of writing explaining how it ends. While this one got a bit away from that, it really makes you wonder if two parts was needed to get there. Either way I'll take brubaker and Philips criminal over mmany other comics any day.

Criminal #4

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Apr 24, 2019

A breathtaking single-issue story finds Ricky Lawless caught in the grip of violence and double cross after a robbery.

As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

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DDJamesB reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #5 May 13, 2019
8.0

Probably the weakest issue but it also had some really solid moments. Its a great series. And dont even get my started with the art. Its awesome.

The Batman Who Laughs #5

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: May 8, 2019

It's a battle to the death as Batman goes head-to-head with the Grim Knight! The Caped Crusader is forced to not only fight off the most evil version of himself, but the growing desire to turn his back on his moral code and commit cold-blooded murder. Any other time, Batman would be able to stay on the straight and narrow, but as the Joker serum fi...

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DDJamesB added The Batman Who Laughs (2018) to their pull list May 13, 2019

The Batman Who Laughs (2018)

Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts. He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher #11 May 13, 2019
7.5

Pro. We are finally going back to new york. Con. Its still going to be within this zemo story it seems. Not that its been bad at all but just seems to be dragging at this point. Either switch it up and take a break for a few issues or use is at backstory but I'm not sure how much longer this story will keep my interest.

Punisher #11

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: May 1, 2019

• With Bagalia in chaos and Zemo's back against the wall, Frank has never been in more danger!
•  How do you stop a criminal mastermind with an entire nation at his beck and call? What if you can't?
•  Desperate times call for desperate measures on all sides. The end is near.
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #20.HU May 13, 2019
8.0

This book is a legitamate tie in in the fact that it almost is needed. It continues the story rather than reallybdoing a charter expose like the previous .hu's

Amazing Spider-Man #20.HU

By: Nick Spencer, Cory Smith
Released: May 1, 2019

ESSENTIAL "HUNTED" TIE-IN!
•  The Vulture is one of Spider-Man's oldest villains and his oldest villain...
•  ...but that doesn't make him any less dangerous. Kraven's biggest hunt has thrown everything upside down and there's plenty of carrion for the Vulture.
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Ice Cream Man #12 May 13, 2019
7.5

This wasnt bad. The story itself was entertaining but is this book that should be going the route of a backstory. I prefer just the single issues.

Ice Cream Man #12

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: May 8, 2019

"HOPSCOTCH MÉLANGE," Part Four
A long time from now, Captain Noah Smith floats through space aboard his Archival Recivilization Capsule, searching for a fertile planet upon which to rebuild Earth. But out there in the dark vacuum, he finds... something else. This is the final, sugary story of Noah's A.R.C.

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10

This issue remind me of "The kids who collect spider man"

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6

By: Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal
Released: May 8, 2019

• The neighborhood, and the planet, is doomed. Spider-Man is powerless to stop the end of the world. Only Earth's Newest and Mightiest Hero, Spider-Bite, can save the day.
•  Wait, WHAT?!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #12 May 12, 2019
9.5

Hawkman wraps up the first story in good fashion and while a little rushed it was awesome. I took a chance on Hawkman 1 when it came out knowing nothing about the character. Even knowing nothing about him, the story was easy to follow and I never had the feeling I was missing something. Great job and the fine art always fit the book and looks great.

Hawkman #12

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: May 8, 2019

With the battlefield split, Carter and his past lives put together a last-ditch plan to stop the Deathbringers once and for all, but if it should fail, Earth will be doomed and the universe will fall into the hands of the Deathbringers forever!

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9.0

Although I was so confused at the beginning, the end wrapped up a story that makes Spidey.... Spidey. The book has great heart and although stories like this have been done, this one is unique in its own way.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6

By: Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal
Released: May 8, 2019

• The neighborhood, and the planet, is doomed. Spider-Man is powerless to stop the end of the world. Only Earth's Newest and Mightiest Hero, Spider-Bite, can save the day.
•  Wait, WHAT?!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed War of the Realms #3 May 5, 2019
8.0

War of the realms is really clicking. There are some flaws but overall the huge scope is there and Aaron seems to handle it very well. The art is just icing on top.

War of the Realms #3

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: May 1, 2019

RECLAIM THE REALMS!
North America freezes into New Jotunheim. Europe becomes New Svartalfheim. Asia goes up in flames as the new domain of Queen Sindr and her fire goblins. Ulik the Troll lays claim to Australia while Amora the Enchantress raises an army of the dead in South America. Africa falls to the Angels of Heven while Roxxon Oil drops it...

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DDJamesB reviewed War of the Realms #2 Apr 30, 2019
8.5

Im really enjoying this event and on a side note the tie ins are really good as well. The scale and stakes feel big and while I could do without some of the humor it really is starting to become a great event.

War of the Realms #2

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The world at war! AS THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK CITY CONTINUES, A HERO FALLS!
All the heroes of the Marvel Universe have assembled, yet this still might not be enough to stop Malekith's endless war. And the one hero who could turn the tide...is stranded where no one can reach him. With Thor trapped in the land of the Frost Giants and the forces of...

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