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7.5

Its fun for what it is. Nothing groundbreaking and very unoriginal but yet pretty darn fun

Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #2

By: Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum, Scott Hepburn
Released: Jan 15, 2020

Cosmic Ghost Rider is ready to burn a fiery swathe across the cosmos-but he's picked up a rogue earth hitchhiker along the way!
Will Cammi's presence become Rider's own form of penance, or will her thirst for vengeance just add fuel to the flames?
Don't miss out as these two rebels' paths converge as they embark on a two-person crusade agai...

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DDJamesB reviewed Undiscovered Country #3 Jan 20, 2020
8.0

While I enjoyed this issue I can see the concerns people have. Hearing that this can go 50 plus issues is a daunting idea but I believe these two can pull it off. While it might not seem like it now I could just imagine 50 issues of this building a huge world and to a huge payoff. I'm excited to see where it goes but I'm also scared it might not be worth all the work to get through it all.

Undiscovered Country #3

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jan 15, 2020

The expedition undertakes a desperate attempt to rescue a member of the team from the Destiny Man's strange caravan city. Success or certain doom hinges on Americana expert Ace Kenyatta, PhD-what he knows about the new lands...and what he doesn't.

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #29 Jan 18, 2020
8.0

This one was good. This avengers run has had its ups and downs. This starbrand story seems to be one of the ups.

Avengers #29

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: Jan 15, 2020

STARBRAND REBORN Part Three: THE RISE OF THE WAR WIDOW
The battle for the Starbrand heats up like a supernova, as Captain Marvel goes toe to toe with Firelord, Ghost Rider races the Silver Surfer and Brood Thor... tries to eat the Avengers. Meanwhile the Black Widow kicks much butt in outer space with a bold new weapon in her arsenal. That's ri...

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DDJamesB reviewed The End: Venom #1 Jan 18, 2020
8.0

While the execution was a tad odd the idea behind it was really cool and although it's a very dense read it worked for me and I cant complain about it.

The End: Venom #1

By: Adam Warren, Chamba
Released: Jan 15, 2020

THE FINAL VENOM STORY!
The alien symbiote who bonded with Eddie Brock has been through a lot... but not nearly as much as he has coming. In a tale that literally spans over a trillion years, Venom travels the length of space and time as the last defender of life in the universe!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Iron Man 2020 #1 Jan 18, 2020
8.0

It worked for me. I liked the art and the story felt like it has weight to it. I enjoyed the start now lets see where this leads.

Iron Man 2020 #1

By: Dan Slott, Pete Woods
Released: Jan 15, 2020

• The future is now! Artificial Intelligences presents a clear and present danger to humanity and must be brought to heel!
•  The Robot Rebellion battles for the establishment of robot rights!
•  And Arno Stark IS Iron Man!
PLUS! Pete Woods' main cover art will feature a 5th Color Flourescent Ink treatment!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Valkyrie: Jane Foster #7 Jan 15, 2020
8.5

Another great read and although some parts were a little off for me the premise and art sold me on it. It was very engaging like most of this series has been so far.

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #7

By: Jason Aaron, Pere Perez
Released: Jan 15, 2020

TIME OF DEATH: NOW!
Valkyrie teams up with Marvel's Mightiest Medics to save the life of the ultimate patient - Death herself! With a universal force on the cosmic operating table, the end of everything is one slip of the scalpel away... but has one of Jane's surgical team forgotten their Hippocratic Oath?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Dead Eyes #4 Jan 15, 2020
8.0

Although it didnt end on a huge cliffhanger like the first 3 it really was a solid read and im just loving this series right now. Greta art and its a lot of fun seeing how dead eyes gets things done. It does stretch the imagination a little but nothing to really complain about.

Dead Eyes #4

By: Gerry Duggan, John McCrea
Released: Jan 15, 2020

END OF STORY ARC

Dead Eyes' secret identity gets a little less secret as the mafia situation comes to a head and he finds a brutal new enemy in Boston's finest.

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DDJamesB added Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider to their pull list Jan 15, 2020

Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider

Cosmic Ghost Rider is back, baby! But with a reputation like his, it's only a matter of time before the law catches up to the future Frank Castle and tries to put him in chains - too bad for the law, chains are Castle's weapons of choice these days. Now in an intergalactic prison, the Rider is going to turn his cage into an all-out cage match! Who'...

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DDJamesB added Iron Man 2020 (2020) to their pull list Jan 14, 2020

Iron Man 2020 (2020)

• The future is now! Artificial Intelligences presents a clear and present danger to humanity and must be brought to heel!
•  The Robot Rebellion battles for the establishment of robot rights!
•  And Arno Stark IS Iron Man!
PLUS! Pete Woods' main cover art will feature a 5th Color Flourescent Ink treatment!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Gideon Falls #20 Jan 11, 2020
9.0

Another great issue. Lemire has built a great set of characters and a multi layered story that always delivers.

Gideon Falls #20

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jan 8, 2020

2019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES

"THE PENTOCULUS," Part Four
Safe to say that in Gideon Falls, when you find a deep, dark lake, it's best not to drink the water. A lesson that Angie and Norton learn the hard way.

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DDJamesB reviewed Savage Avengers #9 Jan 11, 2020
7.0

I liked this artist a lot. It was a fun issue that introduced some good ideas but sometimes this feels like a Conan book. We havent seen Elektra , Punisher, Wolverine or Venom in how many issues.

Savage Avengers #9

By: Gerry Duggan, Patrick Zircher
Released: Jan 8, 2020

The Quest to Kill Kulan Gath Part 1
Folks, we won't mince words. Kulan Gath has got to go. If Conan The Barbarian, Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom can't do it, then it can't be done. Plus, what is the fate of Kulan Gath's guest, Doctor Voodoo?
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #86 Jan 11, 2020
7.5

I havent read a Batman issue since #50 as I just couldnt take Tom King anymore. I got this issue and it was definitely a step up. It laid the ground work and ill be back for the next issue.

Batman #86

By: James Tynion IV, Tony Daniel
Released: Jan 8, 2020

It's a new day in Gotham City, but not the same old Batman. With Bane vanquished and one of his longtime allies gone, Batman has to start picking up the pieces and stepping up his game. Batman has a new plan for Gotham City, but he's not the only one. Deathstroke has returned as well, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything.

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #22 Jan 11, 2020
8.0

I'm excited to see how this story progresses. It has a great idea behind it but, lets see how its all executed. I wish whats going on with Dylan would be explained already.

Venom #22

By: Donny Cates, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 8, 2020

"VENOM ISLAND" PART II
•  Donny Cates' VENOM epic continues in grand fashion after ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, joined by industry legend and celebrated VENOM artist Mark Bagley.
•  That's all you're getting out of us for this one, True Believers! After all, ABSOLUTE CARNAGE isn't quite over yet...
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Mary Jane #4 Jan 11, 2020
7.0

At this point this book is what it is. Its not what I expected and its nothing that great but, to me, it has a lot of charm and this was probably the best issue yet.

Amazing Mary Jane #4

By: Leah Williams, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Jan 8, 2020

What happened to "Spider-Man"?
•  Despite the SAVAGE SIX'S ongoing assaults, the show goes on! With a little help from some amazing friends.
•  MARY JANE and MYSTERIO are bonding under battlefield filming conditions, but their Spider-Man can't take it!  
•  Where did he go? And WHO...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #37 Jan 10, 2020
8.0

Finally a solid issue after that pretty average 2099 arc. This got back to basics with what made this good to begin with.

Amazing Spider-Man #37

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jan 8, 2020

• There are too many problems in New York City and Spidey can't be in four places at once-- unless he CAN?!
•  Peter's life is as complicated as ever but can science be the answer?
•  It's a new year and the buildup to "Last Remains" and much more starts here!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Ghost Rider #4 Jan 10, 2020
8.0

This was a very interesting read and im excited to see what happens.

Ghost Rider #4

By: Ed Brisson, Aaron Kuder
Released: Jan 8, 2020

A NEW CHAPTER IN THE GHOST RIDER MYTHOS BEGINS HERE!
Everyone is coming for Johnny Blaze's throne and it is going to take more than just a new look and some new powers to fight them off! Meanwhile, Danny Ketch is at the end of his rope and about to make the biggest mistake of his life all over again!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed The End: Miles Morales #1 Jan 8, 2020
7.0

First off the art was horrible for the tone of this book. It seemed like kids comic book art and some of the panels were just really hard to look at. The story itself was good and I enjoyed it even though it went fast.

The End: Miles Morales #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Damion Scott
Released: Jan 8, 2020

THE FINAL MILES MORALES STORY!
Humanity makes its last stand in the only place strong enough to survive: BROOKLYN. Former Spider-Man, Miles Morales, leads the last bastion of civilization into the future! Penned by MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN author SALADIN AHMED!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #29 Jan 8, 2020
8.5

Really engaging issue. One of the most consistent books right now. Great work by all involved.

Immortal Hulk #29

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jan 8, 2020

• Giant monsters have been unleashed in Phoenix, Arizona. The Roxxon Corporation is unavailable for comment.
•  The people need help. They need the crusading outlaw with a heart of gold they read about in the Herald. They need their secret hero.
•  Instead, they're getting the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated...

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #20 Jan 8, 2020
8.0

Hawkman continues to be great. I really enjoy the writing and the art. The story of Hawkman being infected continues but it remains fresh.

Hawkman #20

By: Robert Venditti, Pat Olliffe
Released: Jan 8, 2020

The Batman Who Laughs has infected Hawkman, and now Carter is drawing on the worst versions of himself from his past incarnations. This evil Hawkman is seeking to access the ancient tomb whence all his powers flow. Meanwhile, the Atom and Hawkwoman are in pursuit, hoping to stop their friend from doing something terrible he can't undo and potential...

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DDJamesB added The End to their pull list Jan 8, 2020

The End

THE FINAL MILES MORALES STORY!
Humanity makes its last stand in the only place strong enough to survive: BROOKLYN. Former Spider-Man, Miles Morales, leads the last bastion of civilization into the future! Penned by MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN author SALADIN AHMED!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB added X-Force (2019) to their pull list Jan 8, 2020

X-Force (2019)

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #16 Jan 5, 2020
8.5

This run is top notch. Not much I can say that I havent said already. Its a great run and each issue just adds another layer to the complexity

Daredevil #16

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Fornes
Released: Jan 1, 2020

The Devil of Hell's Kitchen returns! As Matt Murdock rekindles his alliance with Elektra, Kingpin plans to rekindle some alliances of his own...
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkeye: Freefall #1 Jan 5, 2020
7.5

Hey was a really well put together book that looked great and was lots of fun. It wasnt anything groundbreaking but it was really enjoyable.

Hawkeye: Freefall #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Otto Schmidt
Released: Jan 1, 2020

When a mysterious and ruthless new Ronin starts tearing a destructive path through the city, suspicion immediately falls on Hawkeye, but Clint has more to worry about than who's wearing his old costume. After a clash with the Hood ends badly, Hawkeye gives himself a new mission that will place him in the crosshairs of one of New York's most dangero...

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8.0

This was a really fun book. I loved the idea of everything with him becoming a brother, having success but also having failures. and im excited to read the next issue. I wish they would focus on more of the ultimatum green goblin thing but what we got was fun.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #14

By: Saladin Ahmed, Ray-Anthony Heights
Released: Jan 1, 2020

Rematch: Spider-Man VS. the Ultimate Green Goblin!
•  Miles is tracking the mysterious drug ULTIMATUM'S syndicate is selling to some and force-injecting into others!
•  But between protecting a new Morales at home and fighting academic probation, Miles' attention has never been more scattered...
•  He's about to lose somethi...

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #21 Jan 5, 2020
8.5

A really good issue that keeps the stakes high well starting off the next arc and it seems to be a good one. I'm excites to see what happens.

Venom #21

By: Donny Cates, Mark Bagley
Released: Dec 25, 2019

VENOM ISLAND BEGINS HERE! 'Nuff said!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Criminal #11 Jan 4, 2020
8.5

Criminal continues to be a great read. This team makes great books and criminal is always consistently good.

Criminal #11

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

The heist. The most explosive issue of the CRUEL SUMMER arc yet.

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DDJamesB reviewed Thor #1 Jan 4, 2020
8.5

I thought it was a really good book. I was very entertained and although there were some issues that I had it want enough to not like this book. It has a big feel threat, it continues on Aarons run and it leaves you wanting more. Can't ask for much more in a first issue.

Thor #1

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Jan 1, 2020

A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm w...

DDJamesB reviewed Doctor Doom #4 Jan 2, 2020
8.0

A solid entry with some thought provoking material. A good read. I enjoyed it along with the art.

Doctor Doom #4

By: Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jan 1, 2020

As his homeland is invaded by foreign adversaries, DOCTOR DOOM continues to be hunted, and on his own. But his conviction strengthens as he further embraces a possible future where he becomes the savior of all humankind. In order to confront those who have set him up as a global criminal, Doom will fight his way through the doors of the spy organiz...

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher: Soviet #3 Jan 2, 2020
7.5

I really well written book with some great art and a cool story but to me this is not a punisher book. Its a Garth Ennis war book. Which is well done but not what I was expecting out of this book.

Punisher: Soviet #3

By: Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Jan 1, 2020

• Valery Stefanovich has put himself on a collision course with The Punisher.
•  The roots of this issue go back to Afghanistan in the 1980s where Valery spent time in the Russian Special Forces and some of the most horrific things you can imagine. Things that CHANGED him.
•  Frank and Valery have so much in common, but that neve...

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DDJamesB reviewed X-Men #4 Jan 2, 2020
8.5

Overall a really good entry to the series. I liked the whole idea of it. There were some flaws that were more my opinions on how things could have went which didnt hinder the story too much for me. I do enjoy Yu's art.

X-Men #4

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jan 1, 2020

The Krakoan leaders attend and economic forum to show the humans what real power looks like
Rated T+

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