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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #1 Jun 22, 2018
9.0

I was a week late reading this. I pretty much have phased DC stuff out of my pull list, but after Metal and reading all the reviews for this book, my interest in Hawkman has been at an all time high. So I went out and got this book. All I can say is that I knew very little about Hawkman and this issue really was a good jumping on point. It was easy to understand and beautiful to look at. I'll defi more

Hawkman #1

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jun 13, 2018

Spinning out of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Carter Hall returns to the DC Universe! An explorer of the ancient and unknown, Hawkman finds himself embroiled in a long-standing mission to discover the true purpose of his many reincarnations. Carter races around the globe trying to piece together an ancient prophecy, but will he be able to face ...

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DDJamesB added Hawkman (2018) to their pull list Jun 22, 2018

Hawkman (2018)

Spinning out of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Carter Hall returns to the DC Universe! An explorer of the ancient and unknown, Hawkman finds himself embroiled in a long-standing mission to discover the true purpose of his many reincarnations. Carter races around the globe trying to piece together an ancient prophecy, but will he be able to face ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Champions #21 Jun 22, 2018
8.0

While this might be the best champions book to date with some of the best art coming out of it as well, this is sadly my last Champions book. I like the idea and it has gotten better, but it's still not what I was looking for.

Champions #21

By: Jim Zub, Sean Izaakse
Released: Jun 20, 2018

• The Champions vs. Alpha Flight? Ms. Marvel vs. Captain Marvel?
•  'Nuff said!
•  Saving the north just got a whole lot more complicated...
•  Plus...Nova no more?!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #604 Jun 22, 2018
5.0

Honestly, it wasn't horrible, but the whole idea is pretty dumb and the series is a going a direction a should really stay away from. Soule was doing really well, but this most recent arc is really dumb in my opinion.

Daredevil #604

By: Charles Soule, Mike Henderson
Released: Jun 20, 2018

ENTER: THE ORDER OF THE DRAGON!
New York City is under siege, and it's up to Matt to lead the troops to defend the city he loves! Will these new players help him stem the chaos, or unleash a fresh horror on Daredevil and company?
Rated T+

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8.5

Another hit in the Spectacular series. This was equal parts fun, serious and silly and it all works great. I enjoyed this a lot more than most annuals and proves once again why the JJJ identity reveal was the best thing to happen in a spidey mag in years.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mike Allred
Released: Jun 20, 2018

• J. JONAH JAMESON is armed with one of the world's greatest secrets: the identity of SPIDER-MAN!
•  Now SPIDEY has to suffer the consequences as JONAH infiltrates his life!
•  But JONAH's past threatens to unravel everything as he fights for his life against ... THE JONAH SLAYER!
• &n...

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #3 Jun 21, 2018
8.0

Another solid installment. It's going the slow build method, but it works and I am enjoying this book a lot. Really interesting way to end it and I am interested in what's coming.

Avengers #3

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: Jun 20, 2018

THE FINAL HOST PART 3 FROM JASON AARON AND ED MCGUINNESS!
Fate has once again brought together Earth's Mightiest Heroes to face their greatest challenge yet. But with Captain America now taken prisoner by Loki, what hope do these new Avengers have to defeat the Final Host of Dark Celestials? And what startling secrets are still left to be uncov...

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DDJamesB reviewed Captain America #704 Jun 21, 2018
6.5

It wasn't bad, but I'm giving it a lower grade due to no Captain America. It's not like I didn't enjoy the arc. I thought it was a lot of fun, but if there's no cap, why I am paying 4 bucks for a cap book with no cap??? Kind of disappointing, other than that a pretty cool eleworlds type story.

Captain America #704

By: Mark Waid, Leonardo Romero
Released: Jun 20, 2018

PROMISED LAND Part 4
Every man, woman and child has heard the legend: In America's time of greatest need, its greatest champion will rise again! Will his arrival be enough to reset the course of history?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #801 Jun 21, 2018
10

Classic read. Yea, it wasn't the greatest thing I ever read, but the heart in the book sure made up for any faults. This was awesome and really well drawn.

Amazing Spider-Man #801

By: Dan Slott, Marcos Martin
Released: Jun 20, 2018

After ten years, Dan Slott's final issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is here, and he isn't pulling any punches. Joined by one of the best illustrators in the biz, Marcos Martin, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 is one of the most emotional, heartfelt tales not only in Dan's run, but in all of Mighty Marveldom itself, and is one Marvel fans around the world wo...

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DDJamesB reviewed Gideon Falls #4 Jun 21, 2018
9.0

A really good issue that really gets the plot going.

Gideon Falls #4

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jun 20, 2018

The unlikely small-town detective duo of Father Fred and Sheriff Miller comes face to face with a terrifying killer deep in the back roads of Gideon Falls. Meanwhile, Xu hypnotizes Norton, and they begin to unlock the secrets of his childhood and his uncanny link to the horrifying Black Barn!

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #49 Jun 21, 2018
8.0

This was a really cool book. It was pretty much all dialogue, but it was done so well and creatively that it was fun to read throughout.

Batman #49

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 20, 2018

"THE BEST MAN" part two! Now it's up to Catwoman to rescue her one true love. It's the Cat vs. the Clown in one exciting showdown that sets the stage for our giant anniversary issue-and the biggest union in comics!

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DDJamesB added Tony Stark: Iron Man to their pull list Jun 19, 2018

Tony Stark: Iron Man

TAKE FLIGHT WITH DAN SLOTT & VALERIO SCHITI!
From the cusp of tomorrow's dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure!
You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man.
And Iron Man...is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit!
Take wing with DAN SLOTT (AMAZING SPIDE...

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8.5

This continues to be my favorite Spider-Man book out right now. Just so much fun and heart that you can't go wrong at all.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #305

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Jun 13, 2018

• In a world without SPIDER-MAN, NORMAN OSBORN reigns supreme!
•  Can Peter trust one of history's greatest villains to set things right?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher #226 Jun 14, 2018
8.5

Great book. Lot's of interesting ideas and everything was executed seamlessly. The only gripe I have is with Hawkeye. I get it, he's the funny one, but he just kind of quipping like Spider-MAn as soon as he enters the picture. A little overdone, but it's definitely not horrible. Should be an interesting next few issues.

Punisher #226

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Stefano Landini
Released: Jun 13, 2018

FRANK CASTLE VS. HYDRA NATION!
•  After being used by Evil Steve Rogers during "Secret Empire," Frank Castle is out for revenge.
•  First on Frank's big targets list: Baron Zemo.
•  But Frank's not the only one who hasn't shaken off the specter of Hydra Nation, and Zemo may have a few surpri...

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DDJamesB reviewed Thor #1 Jun 14, 2018
8.5

This was a really solid book. I was entertained throughout, I was caught up on recent events and got treated to a backup story I didn't know I wanted. The art, while vastly different than the last artist. still does a great job and makes the book look really nice. Overall, a really good book.

Thor #1

By: Jason Aaron, Michael Del Mundo
Released: Jun 13, 2018

JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!
Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #2 Jun 14, 2018
9.0

Really good stuff coming from Venom right now. If you are even remotely interested, pick it up now! The art fits the book perfectly and the story is making Venom into a very interesting character.

Venom #2

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jun 13, 2018

REX PART 2 FROM DONNY CATES AND RYAN STEGMAN!
•  Long ago, a mythical monster once terrorized both humanity and the Klyntar alike. Now, it's awake. And it's angry.
•  To make matters worse, this ancient horror has a unique influence over the Venom symbiote - an influence that threatens to sever Eddie Brock's c...

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DDJamesB added Thor (2018) to their pull list Jun 13, 2018

Thor (2018)

JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!
Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of ...

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DDJamesB dropped Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) from their pull list Jun 7, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016)

The Parker family is web-slinging and wall-crawling their way into your hearts and into comic shops later this year! Life is good for Peter Parker and Mary Jane; their daughter Annie is their pride and joy, they're both working and (barely) making ends meet, they're keeping the streets of New York City safe from super villains...you know, normal fa...

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DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #1 Jun 7, 2018
8.0

This was a pretty solid opening issue. I like the concept even though I feel like it could have been executed a little better, but hey I'm not the write and I'm here to enjoy. Overall, great art and an interesting plot take this issue in the right direction. The next few issues is what will really make or break this series.

Immortal Hulk #1

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jun 6, 2018

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Captain America #703 Jun 7, 2018
7.5

I actually kind of like this story unlike some of the others on here. The only gripe I really have is that if Captain America doesn't return in the next/last issue, this whole thing to me is kind of pointless than. Who wants to read a Cap book with no cap? I've been a fan of Romero's art since Hawkeye so I'm pleased as well on that front.

Captain America #703

By: Mark Waid, Leonardo Romero
Released: Jun 6, 2018

PROMISED LAND Part 3
Jack Rogers is a wanted man on a desperate search for a cure to his son's fatal disease! And once it's found, a legend will be reborn!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #48 Jun 7, 2018
7.5

Probably the best King issue since I am Gotham. Although some of the ways Batman gets caught is kind of whack considering with prep time, this is the guy who could beat anyone. Anyway, the art is good as always, but the story for me was way better than that Booster garbage we got.

Batman #48

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"THE BEST MAN" part one! Batman and Catwoman decide it might be better to elope rather than go through some big, stodgy wedding ceremony, but no sooner do they put their marriage on the fast track than The Joker appears! And when The Joker kidnaps the Caped Crusader, will he give his old foe a piece of his mind or bash in his brains?

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DDJamesB reviewed Cold War #5 Jun 7, 2018
8.0

This series was very unique. It really is all over the place, but somehow makes sense. The art is not for everyone and it really didn't have the best ending. Despite all this, I found myself entertained and engaged the entire time. Solid read for someone looking for something different.

Cold War #5

By: Christopher Sebela, Hayden Sherman
Released: Jun 6, 2018

Many of them are dead, the war they're stuck in is still in full swing, but now the Cryonauts are face to face with the most dangerous situation of all: a 16 year old girl named Polly. As the stakes and body count rise, they'll fight to stay alive and uncover just who has thrown them into this bloodbath and why.

From Chris Sebela, writer o...

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DDJamesB added Immortal Hulk to their pull list Jun 5, 2018

Immortal Hulk

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher #225 Jun 4, 2018
8.0

I really like the concept of the heroes coming for Frank and him showing off his skill. He clearly is going into somewhat villain territory so it is very interesting seeing the dynamics of that process. The art remains solid and I am looking forward to the conclusion.

Punisher #225

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Guiu Vilanova
Released: May 30, 2018

TARGET: PUNISHER!
•  FRANK CASTLE is a man on the run!
•  With his WAR MACHINE armor being tracked, Frank needs to stay one step ahead of NICK FURY if he wants to keep a handle on this heavy artillery.
•  And for what the Punisher's got planned...he's gonna NEED IT!
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB liked this:
6.0

I know it's comics but since when did planets grow giant magic trees of emotion, only for random space beings to eat? The realm of impossibility is endless in comics, I get it. But I just couldn't wrap my head around this outlandish plot. Things went too far over my head to care about what was going on.

Justice League: No Justice #4

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: May 30, 2018

The epic finale that everyone will be talking about! After the unimaginable happens, the DCU must band together to defend Earth from annihilation. Before the end, new alliances will be forged...and some heroes will be lost forever. Don't miss the event that will set the stage for the Justice League in 2018 and beyond!

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #603 Jun 1, 2018
6.5

Wasn't really a fan of this issue. The hand takes over the city, Matt Murdock, who is the mayor, must have any enforcement possible at his disposal and he chooses to let those people put to solve his problem??? Also, the end was kind of weird. I know some people don't like Henderson on art. I think he is good, but this story really let itself go.

Daredevil #603

By: Charles Soule, Mike Henderson
Released: May 30, 2018

The fallout from the shocking conclusion of DAREDEVIL #600 continues as Matt Murdock and Daredevil both rally allies in the face of an overwhelming enemy. And how exactly does Wilson Fisk fit into things? Not the way you expect...
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #19 May 31, 2018
9.5

I was just talking to a friend the other day about things I don't want to see happen with this story coming to end. The last page of this issue is a game changer and was exactly one of the things I didn't want to happen, but I have such faith in Ed Brubaker (Possibly my favorite writer) that he will pull this off in an interesting manner. This issue was awesome and really brought a lot of interest more

Kill Or Be Killed #19

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: May 30, 2018

The fourth arc ends with a bang! If Dylan can't get to the trouble, well...it'll just come to him. Trapped in an insane asylum, Dylan fights for his life and whatever future he may have! And don't forget, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED contains extra back pages, articles, and art!

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #800 May 31, 2018
8.5

This is a good read. Although there feels like some lost opportunities on certain things, there were plenty of great moments and a true display of how great his supporting cast is. It flowed well, had lot's of action and a death that I was actually shocked by. The art was pretty good in most of the book. On a side note, I am far from an expert, but Humberto Ramos art is really not for me whatsoeve more

Amazing Spider-Man #800

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: May 30, 2018

• Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen are joined by many of the artists who made the last 10 years of Spider-Man so Amazing!
•  The biggest Peter Parker/Norman Osborn story of all time unfolds over one 80-page story, a scope unmatched in comics!
•  Who lives?! Who dies?! And what scars will Spider-Man bear f...

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DDJamesB reviewed Justice League: No Justice #4 May 31, 2018
7.0

Unfortunately, as much as I liked the first three issues, this one did not meet expectation, especially for the finale. My fears came true, as in the resolution to this whole ordeal is pretty corny. I don't like to spoil things to much , but the way they stopped the threat was kind of anticlimactic and in all reality cheesy and uninspiring. And while Metal left with an ushering in of some really c more

Justice League: No Justice #4

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: May 30, 2018

The epic finale that everyone will be talking about! After the unimaginable happens, the DCU must band together to defend Earth from annihilation. Before the end, new alliances will be forged...and some heroes will be lost forever. Don't miss the event that will set the stage for the Justice League in 2018 and beyond!

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DDJamesB reviewed A.D.: After Death #3 May 29, 2018
9.5

A really though provoking and interesting series. One where the 1st book is really good, the 2nd confuses you to no end and the 3rd wraps up everything you were confused about. There is one issue I have keeping it from a 10 involving the reveal at the end. Either way, it is more of a book in a way, so if you are looking for worded pictures, this is not the book for you, its a lot of reading, but d more

A.D.: After Death #3

By: Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire
Released: May 10, 2017

MINI-SERIES FINALE
Jonah Cooke is on the run from a future he helped create, a future where death has been genetically cured. Yet he's finally come to accept that no matter how long he lives, he'll never escape his past. And now he's done the one thing that may put everyone left alive in jeopardy. The shocking conclusion of the sci-fi epic by ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Invincible Iron Man #600 May 29, 2018
5.0

If some of these ideas stick with future creators and canon this will probably warrant a better grade, until then it just seems like Bendis was throwing all the ideas he didn't have to explore at this book in hopes someone decides to do things with them. He's been toying with Tony Stark Sorcerer Supreme for a while, he pretty much continued a little of Miles' story as well. Overall, it was not hor more

Invincible Iron Man #600

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli
Released: May 23, 2018

BRIAN BENDIS ENDS HIS MARVEL TENURE WITH THIS VERY SPECIAL OVERSIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
Tony Stark is back, but in what form? At least five huge surprises await new and old fans alike. Industry legend Brian Michael Bendis drops his final Marvel Comic to end an era, and he's going out big! This super-sized anniversary extravaganza features artis...

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