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DDJamesB reviewed Iron Man 2020 #5 Aug 3, 2020
7.5

Probably one of the better issues but its still just weird at some parts but some are good. Overall im just ready for it to be over

Iron Man 2020 #5

By: Christos N. Gage, Pete Woods
Released: Jul 29, 2020

Tony Stark is back! But is this the REAL Tony? How is that possible?! Where did that all-new armor come from?! WHAT’S GOING ON?! There’s no time to explain, human. Just know this: It’s STARK VS. STARK ROUND 2, as Tony takes on Arno...in SPACE!

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man Noir #2 Aug 3, 2020
7.5

The story is alright. Its nothing special but its its decent. The real treat is the art. There might not be better art in a marvel book right now than this.

Spider-Man Noir #2

By: Margaret Stohl, Juan E. Ferreyra
Released: Jul 29, 2020

DATELINE 1933! After months of fruitless efforts, the Nazis have discovered an ancient evil in one of their dig sites on the other side of the world. After a friend of a friend is murdered, SCRAPPY YOUNG REPORTER and rookie gumshoe PETER PARKER finds himself torn from his borough and thrust into the action! Unsure of who he can trust, our hero quic...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #45 Aug 3, 2020
8.0

ASM is the best its been in a while and while it might not be a classic it could be by time we are all done with this.

Amazing Spider-Man #45

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jul 29, 2020

“SINS RISING” PART 1! SIN-EATER is back and New York City is in TROUBLE. Who will the shotgun-toting villain target, and can Spider-Man stand a chance against him?

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DDJamesB reviewed That Texas Blood #2 Aug 3, 2020
8.0

Very different tone than the first one but it worked and im enjoying the build up so far

That Texas Blood #2

By: Chris Condon, Jacob Phillips
Released: Jul 29, 2020

"A BROTHER'S CONSCIENCE," Part One-The first five-part story arc BEGINS HERE! Los Angeles-based writer Randy Terrill returns to his abandoned home of Ambrose County, Texas after the sudden and mysterious death of his brother Travis.

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DDJamesB reviewed X-Men #10 Aug 3, 2020
7.0

Probably the weakest issue of X-Men so far. It looked good and was alright but nothing really worthwhile or special.

X-Men #10

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 29, 2020

EMPYRE TIE–IN! The Summers family has grown a Krakoan home on the moon. Now some new neighbors have moved in.

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DDJamesB reviewed Plunge #5 Jul 30, 2020
8.0

I found this to be the weakest issue. Some parts were just a tad confusing which I'm hoping will be fixed with a re read of all the books at once but overall a good installment that has me ready for how this all plays out

Plunge #5

By: Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen
Released: Jul 29, 2020

The crew of the Derleth have been generous hosts. They’ve given Moriah, Bill, Gage, and the rest of the MacReady’s crew several incredible gifts. They’ve solved problems humanity has grappled with for ages, shown us ways to power the entire world for generations. And they’re offering even more. All they want is one teensy-weensy little favo...

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #34 Jul 30, 2020
8.0

Glad we got an explanation for moon knights heel turn but it still seems a little too forced but this is probably the best the avengers has been in a while.

Avengers #34

By: Jason Aaron, Javier Garron
Released: Jul 15, 2020

THE AGE OF KHONSHU! An empowered, godlike Moon Knight has just saved the world from fiery ruin. Now an army of mummies and moon priests begins to reshape the world in the image of ancient Egypt. But here does that leave the Avengers? Broken, imprisoned, or on the run in the moonlit streets of New Thebes City.

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DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #35 Jul 30, 2020
8.5

A really good issue that I thought was well done and the ending just set off a whole new problem.

Immortal Hulk #35

By: Al Ewing, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Jul 15, 2020

The war with the Minotaur is over — and a grateful humanity knows who saved them all. Can Shadow Base come out of the shadows? Can the world believe in Bruce Banner? Can there be a happy ending... for the IMMORTAL HULK?

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #21 Jul 23, 2020
9.0

Really well written. I do hate sometimes when Matt Murdock is just pushed too far and where hes headed is kind of a bummer but, its been so well thought out and executed that you cant help but love it.

Daredevil #21

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Jul 22, 2020

BACK IN RED!  "TRUTH/DARE" STARTS HERE!
THE BATTLE MAY BE OVER, but the WAR is far from finished! After the shocking events of DAREDEVIL #20, CHIP ZDARSKY reunites with MARCO CHECCHETTO to begin the next chapter of their definitive DAREDEVIL saga: HELL AND BACK.
For weeks, Hell's Kitchen has been a lawless neighborhood thanks to the Strom...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #95 Jul 23, 2020
8.0

It was enjoyable. I was hoping for a little more but overall it had some really good moments and set the stage for Joker War.

Batman #95

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 22, 2020

It was always going to come to this. The Clown Prince of Crime and the Dark Knight Detective go head-to-head for the last time. The Joker has never wanted to win before, he’s never wanted his battle with Batman to end, but now his motivation has shifted. He has decided that one way or another, this will be the final chapter to their story. “Jok...

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DDJamesB reviewed X-Men/Fantastic Four #4 Jul 23, 2020
7.5

It was well written and the art looked great. Thats why im giving it a little higher score than I should but in terms of substance, it was lacking in certain areas. I enjoyed it but it really isnt needed.

X-Men/Fantastic Four #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson
Released: Jul 22, 2020

The exciting finale! On an island of doom, the X-Men and Fantastic Four fight to save the future! Lines will be drawn in the sand and enemies will be made, upending the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

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8.0

The art was fantastic. I'll get that out of the way right now. It fit the tone perfectly. Also, its been a while since a really dark spiderman story came along so im all for it. It was an enjoyable read whether youre familiar with sin eater or not. Its shaping up to be a good story if Spencer can pull it off.

Amazing Spider-Man: Sins Rising Prelude #1

By: Nick Spencer, Guillermo Sanna
Released: Jul 22, 2020

• Who is the Sin-Eater, and why is it so terrifying that he's back?
•  Nick Spencer pulls back the curtain on one of the most dangerous Spidey villains in history.
•  We will not only reveal more of Sin-Eater's secret history but put him on a collision course with Spider-Man that will have you quaking in your seat.
  Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1 Jul 17, 2020
7.0

None of the giant size x-men have been horrible but there also not great either and dont have much substance.

Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Ramon Perez
Released: Jul 15, 2020

HICKMAN & OLIVER MASTER MAGNETISM! Jonathan Hickman continues his one-shots showcasing some of Marvel’s best artists! This time, he teams with Ben Oliver (ULTIMATE X-MEN, THUNDERBOLTS) to bring a tale of Krakoan Ambassador and Master of Magnetism, Magneto! Krakoa may be only for mutants, but mutants still need to deal with the human world around ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Gideon Falls #23 Jul 15, 2020
8.0

Interesting and good art as usual but I do need a little more in terms of moving the arc along but the ending assures that will start happening shortly.

Gideon Falls #23

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jul 15, 2020

2019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES!
"WICKED WORLDS," Part Two-Father Fred finds himself trapped in a cyberpunk Gideon Falls, and he's going to need the help of some locals to find his way out.

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #44 Jul 15, 2020
8.0

This has me back excited for Kindred. It was a really cool issue and while the last page was a tad confusing it was a pretty eerie book. I do think it would have benefited from an artist that fit the tone better but it is what it is

Amazing Spider-Man #44

By: Nick Spencer, Kim Jacinto
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Kindred has big plans with the Sin-Eater, and none of it looks good for Spider-Man. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is going to explode this summer, and this is where we light the fuse.

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DDJamesB reviewed Fantastic Four #21 Jul 15, 2020
7.5

It had some decent moments but I'm not reading empyre so the tie in isnt exactly needed for me. I thought there were also some parts that were a little too convenient. The cult that just happens to need the skull and kree kids and the some lame dialogue

Fantastic Four #21

By: Dan Slott, Paco Medina
Released: Jul 15, 2020

EMPYRE TIE–IN! With the Fantastic Four neck–deep in the menace in space, who can Powerhouse and Brainstorm call upon to deal with the crisis down on Earth? Only Spider–Man and Wolverine, of course!

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #26 Jul 15, 2020
8.0

I was going into this super hyped and while it didnt live up to the super high expectation it was still a solid read that didnt disappoint. I'm really curious as to where this is all going to lead.

Venom #26

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Jul 15, 2020

“VENOM BEYOND” BEGINS HERE! If you thought VENOM ISLAND was insane comic book action of the highest order, then shut your yapper and face front, True Believer, because we’re about to outdo ourselves! For months, the Maker has been fascinated with symbiotes. IN THIS ISSUE we find out why – and what he intends to do with any he can get his ha...

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DDJamesB added Giant-Size X-Men (2020) to their pull list Jul 15, 2020

Giant-Size X-Men (2020)

The first of five essential X-tales specially designed to showcase some of Marvel's best artists! First up, Russell Dauterman, superstar artist of THOR and WAR OF THE REALMS! When Storm is in danger, it's going to take two of the most powerful telepaths on Earth working together to make things right. Jean Grey and Emma Frost, together again for the...

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Liem Duong reviewed Gideon Falls #23 Jul 15, 2020
8.5

Man, I have no idea what the fuck is going on, but it still addicting. Gideon Falls recently went through this conversion from a small-town America/Western horror to this super-natural sci-fi horror, and it just gets more and more wild. But I want to keep reading it. The art, the paneling, the dialogue, everything about these characters and the story draws me in.

This just shows the sk more

Gideon Falls #23

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jul 15, 2020

2019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES!
"WICKED WORLDS," Part Two-Father Fred finds himself trapped in a cyberpunk Gideon Falls, and he's going to need the help of some locals to find his way out.

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DDJamesB reviewed Detective Comics #1023 Jul 12, 2020
7.5

It was pretty well done but some of the parts were just weird. I dont know how else to describe it. Decent read but I really enjoyed the art.

Detective Comics #1023

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Jul 8, 2020

Just when you thought it was safe to crack a smile, The Joker is back to crash the party! Hot on the heels of “Joker War,” the Clown Prince of Crime is revealed as the mastermind behind Two-Face’s turmoil-but to what end? Batman will need all the allies he can get, and what better ally than Harvey Dent? Can the Dark Knight cure his friend onc...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #94 Jul 12, 2020
7.5

Good. But could have been better. Overall a pretty good set up story. Hope Joker War takes everything to the next level. It has so much potential.

Batman #94

By: James Tynion IV, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jul 8, 2020

The Designer’s machinations have left Batman’s life in tatters! Gotham City’s ambitious rebuilding has skittered to a halt as  new powers are rising to shape its destiny-and Batman is powerless to stop them! With no Alfred or Bat-Family to lean on, the Dark Knight stands alone against the ascendance of his greatest adversary! 

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #25 Jul 12, 2020
7.5

Well written and looks great but the whole issue was almost just the villain talking.

Hawkman #25

By: Robert Venditti, Marco Castiello
Released: Jul 8, 2020

Clash from the past! Hawkman and Hawkwoman wage war against the Lord Beyond the Void in a desperate bid to escape his realm! Once the god to whom Hawkman answered, now his mortal enemy-the Lord hates the hero Hawkman has become and will stop at nothing to drain his life force away and put an end to his reincarnations for good!

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DDJamesB reviewed X-Force #10 Jul 12, 2020
7.5

Probably the weakest issue of x force so far. It was pretty decent though and had some good moments

X-Force #10

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Jul 8, 2020

THE DEADLY GARDEN!
As one of the team members struggles with their secrets unraveling, the rest of X-Force has to fight to stay alive long enough to salvage their mission.
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Ghost Rider #7 Jul 8, 2020
7.5

I thought I read somewhere ghost rider was going digital. Im glad I saw it in my box today. It was a pretty solid issue. A little too much of the same talk by Johnny but some cool action and a really cool ending.

Ghost Rider #7

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

VENGEANCE VERSUS CORRUPTION!
Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch already went to war against each other as Spirits of Vengeance, but now that Danny is possessed by the Spirit of Corruption, the real fireworks are ready to begin!
Rated T+

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8.0

It was an already done story that had a lot of heart which is what made it pretty solid. These snapshots have been good and this might be one of the better ones.

Marvels Snapshot: Captain America #1

By: Mark Russell, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Jun 24, 2020

Acclaimed writer Mark Russell (Second Coming, Wonder Twins) and superstar artist Steve Rude take us to Kirbytown for a literally explosive story of the madness-inducing Madbomb and its aftermath, as the MARVELS SNAPSHOT tour through Marvel history continues. A gifted South Bronx teenager sees his neighborhood destroyed in the initial Madbomb attack...

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8.0

It was a cool little story with some great art that shows the resolve of Batman. If this is a one shot which I believe it is, it really didnt do anything special except start a decent story with no ending.

Joker: Killer Smile: The Smile Killer #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jun 24, 2020

It wouldn't be a Joker story without a surprise...and right on cue, here's an unexpected one-shot epilogue to Joker: Killer Smile! Young Bruce Wayne grew up watching The Mr. Smiles Show - and the show might have been watching him back! And not only was young Bruce watching, he was listening... listening as Mr. Smiles spoke across the airwaves only ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #34 Jun 26, 2020
8.0

As someone who never read Hulk before this series, it sometimes was difficult at certain parts of this series, to get the full idea and meaning behind some parts. This issue does a great job of showing who the leader is and what he is about. I knew nothing of him before and now I feel like I know his role in the story. Well done issue to catch you up. I knew the story from #25 would catch up to us more

Immortal Hulk #34

By: Al Ewing, Butch Guice
Released: Jun 24, 2020

• The Thoughtful Man is here - and his dreadful thoughts are vast and dark enough to swallow even the Devil.
•  Samuel Sterns walked through the Green Door and gained knowledge. Follow him through the journey of his life - from his rebirth to his final experiment.
•  Follow the LEADER.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Thor #5 Jun 26, 2020
9.0

Donny writes a mean Thor. It has some familiar tropes, but its really well done. I like the idea of the black winter and what it does. The art is top notch. I mean, did you see that splash page of all the villains. You can't get much better than Thor right now. I can't wait to see how the black winter unfolds now that there is a new twist at the end.

Thor #5

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Jun 24, 2020

THE BLACK WINTER IS HERE.
A god. A king. A herald. Every title Thor has worn has come with its own powers, its own terrible responsibilities.
But none of them will be enough to stop the Black Winter. To save the Ten Realms - the entirety of the Multiverse - the Odinson must become...something else...
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed That Texas Blood #1 Jun 26, 2020
7.5

Got this due to the cool cover. The story itself wasn't bad. It wasn't something that will blow you away either. The art is really good to look at and the world building was there but, it just didn't have that super interesting feeling. Im willing to stick with it to see where it goes. It has a lot of character and that's good enough for issue 1.

That Texas Blood #1

By: Chris Condon, Jacob Phillips
Released: Jun 24, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE

CRIMINAL colorist and first time solo artist JACOB PHILLIPS and writer CHRIS CONDON break onto the scene with a brand-new ongoing series! Like Paris, Texas gut-punched by No Country for Old Men, this mature neo-Western crime series kicks off when the search for a casserole dish leads to a dark and tense confrontation on She...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #93 Jun 24, 2020
8.0

Although there were some not so good parts it had some really good thoughts and ideas and actually had some twists that I enjoyed. There were some minor confusing parts but overall it has me ready for joker war.

Batman #93

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Jun 24, 2020

Batman faces off with the Designer as "Their Dark Designs" reaches its epic climax! In the last year, Batman has lost more than he could have imagined, and now he faces a cost so dear it will change the course of his life. And there is worse on the horizon. In the midst of all the horror, he can feel the drumbeat of battle. "Joker War" is coming, a...

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