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Art is a little odd for the story but, definitely a fun read.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #308

By: Chip Zdarsky, Chris Bachalo
Released: Aug 15, 2018

• Comic book legend CHRIS BACHALO goes SPECTACULAR for two issues!
•  Get ready for a Sandman story unlike any you've ever read as year two of this new series kicks off!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Gideon Falls #6 Aug 16, 2018
9.5

Definitely in the running for best issue so far. The art was fantastic and the story was very interesting.

Gideon Falls #6

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Aug 15, 2018

"THE BLACK BARN": Conclusion-Father Fred enters The Black Barn on a daring rescue attempt but nothing can prepare him for the horrors within. Meanwhile Norton and Angie delve deeper into Norton's past and zero in on the secrets of the Barn. A 2018 Eisner Award nominee for Best Writer, JEFF LEMIRE!

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DDJamesB reviewed Ice Cream Man #6 Aug 16, 2018
9.5

Definitely the best one so far.

Ice Cream Man #6

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Aug 15, 2018

"STRANGE NEAPOLITAN": Sometimes, without a word, your life splits into three.

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Dispatchdcu reviewed The Magic Order #1 Jun 19, 2018
9.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Instantly, I know what everyone wants to say: it’s Adult Harry Potter. Well, other than the fact that we see magic, wizards, and wands, I don’t see that connection at all. But I suppose every movie, tv show, po more

The Magic Order #1

By: Mark Millar, Olivier Coipel
Released: Jun 13, 2018

We live in a world where we've never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-work...

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Dispatchdcu - Aug 10, 2018

I got a gig at MonkeysFightingRobots.com reviewing books. So I'm still spoiling books rotten

Dispatchdcu - Aug 10, 2018

Come on over! Follow me on Twitter @dispatchdcu and see all my reviews there! I appreciate the message

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Green Lanterns #50 Jul 4, 2018
7.5

SPOILER WARNING!!! (Did you know that The Imperial Empire invaded the universe in this issue?)

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Artist: Mike Perkins

After Seeley's run on Green Lantern, people have asked many questions. Will Dan Jurgens bring it back to its former glory, will this book be able to withstand being the only Green Lantern ongoing after Hal Jordan and the Green Lan more

Green Lanterns #50

By: Dan Jurgens, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 4, 2018

"Something is amiss." That's what the Guardians believe. But even they cannot see the darkness growing inside the Central Power Battery...an infection. One that will have enormous repercussions within the entire Green Lantern Corps. Making matters worse, in light of recent events, Jessica Cruz questions her place within the Green Lantern Corps, con...

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DDJamesB - Aug 10, 2018

Hey man, why the stop on the reviews, I always looked forward to the oblivion bar on here. Notice this was the last review you did in a month. Keep spoiling the books rotten!

M1sf1r3 - Aug 12, 2018

Would like the praise, just one problem. I'm not dispatchdcu, and therefore do not write the oblivion bar. I base my writing on him, but I'm ultimately not him.

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DDJamesB reviewed Fantastic Four #1 Aug 10, 2018
7.5

Whiel this wasn't terrible, it could have been a lot better for a book with a team we haven't seen in years. The story we got though was serviceable and definitely didn't turn me off from continuing but, we will need to see some improvement in issue 2. I haven't been reading Marvel 2 in 1 so Im a little confused if I've missed anything about Doom since the end of Iron Man. His turn to villainy in more

Fantastic Four #1

By: Dan Slott, Skottie Young
Released: Aug 8, 2018

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #606 Aug 10, 2018
8.5

This issue was a real step up and return to form for Soule. the last arc was just too bonkers and this was much more grounded, which is exactly what was needed. This artist killed it as well. I hope he stays on board for a while, his daredevil and action scenes are really well done. Hopefully we continue this into the next issue.

Daredevil #606

By: Charles Soule, Phil Noto
Released: Aug 8, 2018

• Spinning out of the events of THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: WEAPON LOST, a nightmare Matt Murdock never knew he'd have has come true - MIKE MURDOCK IS FLESH AND BLOOD IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
•  Now, there's someone running around with Matt Murdock's face, which can only spell trouble for the Mayor Without Fear!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man Annual #1 Aug 9, 2018
8.0

This book makes me sad they are still going the direction of taking Spider-Man away from Miles. If this book indicates anything is that this should be the new team going forward with Miles still as a Spidey. I love Miles. He is absolutely one of my favorite characters and to see him back is great, especially with someone other than Bendis. No offense to Bendis though, he did make Miles into a grea more

Spider-Man Annual #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Nelson Blake II
Released: Aug 8, 2018

STARRING MILES MORALES!
Before he wore the webs, he was just Miles Morales: newly-minted Brooklyn Visions Academy student with hidden spider powers! When a Secret Invasion of Skrulls turns Manhattan upside down, Miles must choose: do his great powers come with great responsibility? A mysterious new chapter for Miles is unveiled by rising supers...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #3 Aug 9, 2018
8.5

I actually really enjoyed this book and while I get some of the gripes, I feel like people just think too hard when reading comics. It's meant to be fun and enjoyed and that's exactly what we've been getting with this new series. The concept is great and was really well done. This Spidey volume is already moving to the top of my list. My only thing is the art. Not my style.

Amazing Spider-Man #3

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Aug 8, 2018

PETER PARKER VS. SPIDER-MAN?!
PETER PARKER & SPIDER-MAN IN THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME?!
•  Things are crazy for Spider-Man. His personal life in turmoil, the giant TRI-SENTINEL returning to attack NYC...
•  ...and someone is out there impersonating Peter Parker!
•  Is it the Chamele...

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #3 Aug 9, 2018
8.5

Hawkman continues to be an absolute blast. There's always a comic every year that necessarily might not be the best but, it's just so much fun and you want to know more. This is one of those books. The art and story combine to give you a great experience and brings you along for a wild adventure through time.

Hawkman #3

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: Aug 8, 2018

While searching for the next puzzle piece in his mission to save the universe, Hawkman takes flight and winds up fighting rampaging thunder lizards on Dinosaur Island-you know, as one does. Recovering from the battle, Hawkman discovers a race of bird people, who force him to fight to prove he's the one, true Hawkman. That all leads to the next loca...

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DDJamesB added Fantastic Four (2018) to their pull list Aug 7, 2018

Fantastic Four (2018)

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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DDJamesB reviewed Thor: God of Thunder #11 Aug 3, 2018
9.5

This whole God Butcher/ God Bomb story has been one of the best stories I've ever read. It's crazy, wild, drama filled, has great art and just all the elements of a classic.

Thor: God of Thunder #11

By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
Released: Aug 14, 2013

The grand finale of the epic time-traveling saga of the God Butcher that began in issue #1.After the dust clears, what gods will be left?

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DDJamesB reviewed Cosmic Ghost Rider #2 Aug 3, 2018
9.0

WTF is going on? Who cares, it's fun.

Cosmic Ghost Rider #2

By: Donny Cates, Dylan Burnett
Released: Aug 1, 2018

The Rider is out to change the universe for the better, starting with an idea so simple he cannot believe no one has ever done it before! But as with all things worth doing, it's not going to be easy. For one thing: SPACE SHARKS. For another? Let's just say it's never good to run into Galactus during a bar fight.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #4 Aug 3, 2018
7.5

Not bad at all, but definitely no where near the last few issues. Art remained solid and the story is needed to further the overall story at hand.

Immortal Hulk #4

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Aug 1, 2018

• Walter Langkowski is an ex-football star, a space diplomat and a beloved super hero. Walter Langkowski is charming, healthy and outgoing. Walter Langkowski is the opposite of Bruce Banner.
•  And Walter Langkowski is going to die today, because he went looking for Banner...
•  ...and found the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Captain America #2 Aug 3, 2018
8.0

While I get the reviews of boring, because it isn't the most exciting book out, but the fallout of Secret Empire on Steve is being addressed and I loved Secret Empire. The art is really fantastic. One of the best drawn Cap's I've seen.

Captain America #2

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Aug 1, 2018

WINTER IN AMERICA Continues!
•  Distrusted by a nation that seems to have lost faith in him, Steve Rogers is a man out of time and out of options!
•   Where can a now-unsanctioned Captain America turn for aid and assistance in order to stem the rise of the cabal
of influence brokers known as the Power Eli...

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DDJamesB reviewed Thor: God of Thunder #5 Aug 2, 2018
9.5

This God Butcher arc is really top notch. I've had this trade sitting on my shelf for a few years now and never once picked it up to start. I recently read the new Venom #4 and saw that there was a connection to the god of thunder story-line so I decided to finally start. I am glad I did. this was a really good story and had some really awesome art. Definitely in one of my top 5 stories.

Thor: God of Thunder #5

By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
Released: Feb 20, 2013

The shocking finale of our opening salvo...! As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape.

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DDJamesB added Cosmic Ghost Rider to their pull list Aug 1, 2018

Cosmic Ghost Rider

EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF THANOS!
Frank Castle was the Punisher. A deal with the devil made him Ghost Rider. A deal with Galactus made him cosmic. A deal with Thanos made him...DEAD?!? Not to worry, he's coming back, and he's got a plan to make the universe a better place that's going to lead him into an even CRAZIER adventure than he's ever ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Gravetrancers #4 Jul 27, 2018
8.5

This series was something else, in a good way. Blck Mask always puts out a lot of unique and really well done comics over the past few years and this is definitely one of them. Really well written and the art is trippy yet completely horrific at the same time. I really commend the creative team on a solid 4 issue story that to me will definitely be one I read again down the line.

Gravetrancers #4

By: M.L. Miller, James Whynot
Released: Jul 25, 2018

After the brutally horrific battle of Burwood Memorial Park, the survivors do their best to piece their worlds back together... but the drug of the dead proves more powerfully addictive than anyone ever imagined. No one is safe in this final issue which will bring you to the brink of sanity and beyond!

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DDJamesB reviewed Moon Knight #197 Jul 27, 2018
6.5

Once again, while not bad, Moon Knight has really sunk in quality. While people like Ellis and Lemire used the mental aspect of the character to enhance the stories, Bemis is starting to use it as one big cliche and is pigeonholing Moon Knight into the same lackluster stories. I love the art and while some of the ideas are cool and it's pretty well written, Bemis has to start diversifying his stor more

Moon Knight #197

By: Max Bemis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Jul 25, 2018

A MEAL FOR MALEVOLENT MADMEN!
•  A group of psychotic killers gather for a feast...but there's more on the menu than delectable dishes!
•  Who is the mysterious figure who has gathered these villains, and to what end?
•  Will Moon Knight make it in time to dish out their just desserts, or will he become the main course?!

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DDJamesB reviewed Sentry #2 Jul 27, 2018
8.5

I thought this was even better than the last issue. The story is really interesting, it plays with some interesting ideas and definitely has twists and turns. The art fits the book perfectly and I really enjoy what it's doing right now.

Sentry #2

By: Jeff Lemire, Aaron Kim Jacinto
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Someone or something has invaded Sentry World, and now Bob Reynolds finds himself in a race against the clock to try and stop the mystery invader before he can unravel everything the Sentry has worked so hard to build. But if Bob fails, the Void will be set free and the Marvel Universe will be torn apart. Can the Sentry save the day, or has Bob fai...

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher #228 Jul 27, 2018
8.5

This was a really good storyline with Frank in the War Machine armor. The battle with Tony was really cool and I just can't praise this run enough. The art is great and the writer seems to understand Frank, at least a version I see him being. Overall, this Legacy run has ended and the new run begins next month. The same writer is aboard so I definitely will follow along.

Punisher #228

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Guiu Vilanova
Released: Jul 25, 2018

ROAD TRIP TO HELL!
•  The Punisher and Black Widow go off the grid on a secret mission of revenge!
•  Frank and Natasha are now Most Wanted by heroes and villains alike!
•  The War Machine armor is busted, and with the forces coming down on our heroes, they're going to need every bit of firepower they can get.
Parental A...

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #4 Jul 27, 2018
9.5

I love origins and celestials. Combine them and you got one hell of a story and while it takes the whole issue to tell the origin, it is definitely worth it. Art knocked it out of the park.

Venom #4

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jul 25, 2018

• An ancient Klyntar has awakened on Earth, and with it, something has stirred in Eddie Brock's symbiote.
•  And while Venom would never do anything to hurt Eddie or an innocent person, the ancient symbiote has no such qualms...
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #2 Jul 27, 2018
8.5

This second issue was really good. I liked the first one as well, but I was more concerned with the follow up to the start. This showed that the series is in the right direction. The humor is there, the good dialogue, MARY JANE! and a little surprise at the end. This should be a good series. Art seemed a little better in this issue as well.

Amazing Spider-Man #2

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jul 25, 2018

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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Bleemak reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #2 Jul 25, 2018
8.5

I don't know how Spencer does this. Spidey is back again as a jobless student, but Spencer makes it interesting and feeling fresh. This isn't perfect comic, but very enjoyable one and sometimes, that is all you need. Awesome artwork by Ottley doesn't make it any worse though.

Amazing Spider-Man #2

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jul 25, 2018

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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DDJamesB reviewed Tony Stark: Iron Man #2 Jul 23, 2018
8.0

What a way to save a series. The first issue in the series for me was very middle of the road. While not bad at all it was just so generic and the art was just so corny looking, I told myself I was going to drop it if the second issue did not deliver. Well, it did! I thought this was a big step up from the first. We get direction, ideas, a cool Rhodey side story and just an overall good read. I'll more

Tony Stark: Iron Man #2

By: Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jul 18, 2018

STARK REALITIES!
•  Tony has been holding back an enormous secret since his return, and there's only one person on Earth he'd trust it with: James Rhodes. This will change everything.
•  A strange new development for Jocasta, the return of the Gauntlet and the arrival of Tony Stark's new rival, Sunset Bain. All...

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DDJamesB reviewed Thor #3 Jul 23, 2018
7.5

This book started off with me not really having any clue what was going on or what was supposed to mean what, because although I've been reading Thor since the beginning of Legacy, you can tell this issue had tons of characters that were introduced throughout Aarons run and it just had me lost not really knowing who they were. Halfway through though, the story picked up and the reliance on past ch more

Thor #3

By: Jason Aaron, Michael Del Mundo
Released: Jul 18, 2018

UNHOLY MATRIMONY!
War rages across the land of the dead, and not even the reunion of Thor with his brother Balder can stop it!  Perhaps peace might come from the wedding of the century... in Hel! With Hela, the goddess of death, as the bride, which Odinson brother is going to be the lucky groom? And what special surprise guest is look...

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #2 Jul 19, 2018
8.5

The last issue of DC I thought Id ever buy was Batman #50. Fortunately, I saw Hawkman on the shelf. I was so interested in his story after reading dark night metal that I had to at least pick up the first issue. I thought it was great. 2nd Issue. Just as awesome. I really like the idea. I don't know much about Hawkman, but it is easy to follow and has me interested in where the plot is going. The more

Hawkman #2

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jul 11, 2018

Carter Hall is Hawkman, the resurrected warrior who's lived a thousand lifetimes. But what happens when one of those past lives comes looking for him? Deepening the mystery is an ancient parchment in alien hieroglyphics, revealing that an unexpected familiar name is on Earth hunting the Hawkman. The past must die for the future to live!

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DDJamesB reviewed Ice Cream Man #5 Jul 19, 2018
8.0

I think when this series first started, I expected too much and thought too hard about what transpires on the pages. After the break and coming back with this issue, I realized you just need to hop in and go for the ride. By not really overthinking, I found this issue to be one of the best so far and was a really interesting idea.

Ice Cream Man #5

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Jul 18, 2018

NEW STORY ARC!

"BALLAD OF A FALLING MAN"-The feel-bad series of the year continues! Here: a story that lasts a hundred stories.

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DDJamesB reviewed Gideon Falls #5 Jul 19, 2018
9.5

Probably one of if not the best issues.

Gideon Falls #5

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jul 18, 2018

Madness spreads across Gideon Falls as Father Fred and Sheriff Miller race to stop a killer.

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