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DDJamesB reviewed Gravetrancers #1 Dec 14, 2017
9.0

This book was all sorts of messed up. I loved it. The art was fitting for the book. Very creepy. The story reminded me of like a texas chainsaw massacre concept and it worked. I can't wait to see where this goes.

Gravetrancers #1

By: M.L. Miller, James Whynot
Released: Dec 13, 2017

On a journey to track down the grave of their estranged father, Maribel and Anthony find their way to the Malort Cemetery, a strange, seemingly abandoned field of mostly unmarked tombs. There they encounter an eccentric clan of grave-robbers who've devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains--and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the...

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DDJamesB reviewed Suicide Squad #31 Dec 14, 2017
7.5

Good issue. t was a little redundant though and this arc could have been done in less issues. It was fun though. The art was a little better than normal and the concept keeps me interested.

Suicide Squad #31

By: Rob Williams, Barnaby Bagenda
Released: Dec 13, 2017

"The Secret History of Task Force X" part five! As the Suicide Squad continues to fight a war on two fronts, Harley Quinn is faced with an impossible choice-bring her former teammate Rick Flag back from the Phantom Zone... or send the monstrous Red Wave beast into oblivion. Meanwhile, Deadshot and company discover the identity of the person who sta...

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #596 Dec 14, 2017
9.0

Really good book. The art was fantastic. The colors, the figures, the scenery all looked amazing. The story was action packed and was a lot of fun. This to me feels like a classic comic from back in the day. Awesome feel and look. Great job!

Daredevil #596

By: Charles Soule, Stefano Landini
Released: Dec 13, 2017

MAYOR FISK Part 2
•  Newly elected Mayor Wilson Fisk has declared Daredevil Public Enemy No. 1. Now, every bit of law enforcement in New York City is out to take him down, and the Man Without Fear has nowhere to hide - while Matt Murdock receives the most incredible offer of his legal career.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB added Gravetrancers to their pull list Dec 13, 2017

Gravetrancers

On a journey to track down the grave of their estranged father, Maribel and Anthony find their way to the Malort Cemetery, a strange, seemingly abandoned field of mostly unmarked tombs. There they encounter an eccentric clan of grave-robbers who've devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains--and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the...

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DDJamesB reviewed Doctor Strange #382 Dec 8, 2017
8.5

Very interesting book. This Doctor Strange arc has been great so far. I like the idea of the mystery behind Loki becoming Sorcerer Supreme and the spell he is after. I never knew of the character revealed at the end so to me it didn't make this grand reveal I was expecting, but interesting nonetheless. The art is really good, I mean really good.

Doctor Strange #382

By: Donny Cates, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Released: Dec 6, 2017

Loki: Sorcerer Supreme Part 2
•  Loki continues to protect the world from magical threats, but... That can't be all that he's after, can it?
•  Stephen Strange certainly doesn't trust the God of Lies and Mischief.
•  The play that Strange makes at the end of this issue will shake the Marvel U to its core!
Rated T+

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7.5

I thought this issue had a lot going on. It was pretty darn good. Some parts to me felt a little forced or corny, but overall it was a solid read with some good spidey moments and the encounter between Eddie and Flash. The art was really good as well. I liked the book, just felt like it was missing something.

Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc.: Alpha #1

By: Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman
Released: Dec 6, 2017

VENOM INC. Part 1
Peter Parker, Eddie Brock and Flash Thompson have one major thing in common - the Venom symbiote changed all of their lives. The inky black alien life-form is doubling down on our heroes - and they're not the only ones about to be put through the ringer. VENOM INC. kicks off here and rolls into AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & VENOM as a ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman: White Knight #3 Dec 8, 2017
7.5

This was well written and the art continues to amaze, but it's starting to veer away from why I was interested in this book in the first place. I thought The Joker went straight and would legitimately outsmart the people and take down Batman. He's still a villain just more clearheaded. He's still overly obsessed with Batman and still doing bad things to take him down, just in a different way. I gu more

Batman: White Knight #3

By: Sean Murphy, Sean Murphy
Released: Dec 6, 2017

Tragedy strikes, and the Bat-family face the fight of their lives against an army of super-villains and waning public support. A new discovery reinforces Jack's plot to jeopardize the Dark Knight's standing in Gotham City, and Harley's obsession with The Joker reaches a new height-and threatens to change the game for good!
RATED T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #674 Dec 8, 2017
8.0

Probably the best issue of the crossover. This was gorgeously drawn and colored. It was very interesting and the ending??? Wow. That was some emotional stuff. I know some people did not like the last page, but I am ok with it.

Avengers #674

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Dec 6, 2017

WORLDS COLLIDE Part 5
•  As Earth and Counter-Earth begin to approach one another, the Avengers/Champions team must find some way to avert dual global catastrophes!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man #235 Dec 7, 2017
7.0

A good book that moves at a Bendis Pace. 2 issues into the arc and no battle yet between the Sinister Six and Spider-Man. As always the Miles, Ganke banter is one of the best parts, but we could use a little more action. The ending does seem to lead to a big altercation in the next issue.

Spider-Man #235

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Dec 6, 2017

SINISTER SIX REBORN ParT 2
•  The mysterious new Iron Spider rolls into Miles Morales' life with the destructive power of the new Sinister Six.
•  Sadly for those close to Miles, it's not just his life that's going to get obliterated.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Captain America #696 Dec 7, 2017
8.5

Really good one shot with great art and color. The story is very humbling and gets the message across about who Steve Rogers is a person. Reminds of an old style 80's book.

Captain America #696

By: Mark Waid, Chris Samnee
Released: Dec 6, 2017

HOME OF THE BRAVE Part 2
•  On his quest across America, Steve Rogers faces off against the brand-new Swordsman! Strap yourselves in for a sword vs. shield duel unlike anything you've ever seen!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #36 Dec 7, 2017
6.5

I enjoyed the art and there were some good moments, but overall, it's kind of silly right? Superman and Batman embarrassed to call each other and introduce their wives, fiances to each other? Just seems like something I would read in an Archie. Tom King's run has been subpar and this is just another example. If anyone wants the entire run I'll sell it to you, because i am just about done with this more

Batman #36

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 6, 2017

"SUPERFRIENDS" part one! Batman and Superman. For so many years they've fought together for justice. Sometimes, they've even fought each other. Now, from the creators who broke your heart in "The Ballad of Kite Man" comes a look at how the flaws of each frightens the other and how the hope in each inspires the other. Don't miss this two-part event ...

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DDJamesB reviewed The Shadow/Batman #3 Dec 7, 2017
7.5

This book has great art, but remains a little confusing at times. Maybe its my lack of Shadow knowledge or previous team ups, but it seems like we are expected to know a lot of what's going on rather than it being explained. I do get the premise and it's very interesting. I like the concept and it looks like the mystery will be kicking up a notch next issue with a nice cliffhanger.

The Shadow/Batman #3

By: Steve Orlando, Giovanni Timpano
Released: Dec 6, 2017

Centuries ago, the Silent Seven put their hand around the world's neck. They've never let go. From generation to generation, the famed invisible hand guiding the global economy, guiding progress, has been a clenched fist. Bust with their previous leader murdered in the street, who is currently at the helm of this shadow conspiracy, and how have the...

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DDJamesB reviewed Iron Fist #75 Dec 7, 2017
8.0

This was really fun. I enjoyed this book a lot. It had good action and the story moves forward with Cho-Sin, who has become quite the villain. Iron fist remains a top book with a great story and great art to go along with it.

Iron Fist #75

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins
Released: Dec 6, 2017

SABRETOOTH ROUND TWO Part 3
•  CHOSHIN has not suffered the CONSTRICTOR'S double-cross lightly...
•  ...and SABRETOOTH and IRON FIST show up just when their beef GETS GOOD!
•  LEGACY continues with the most brutally action-packed issue of IRON FIST yet!
•  Plus: The secret of the Constrictor is revealed!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkeye #13 Dec 7, 2017
9.0

This was a really fun read. I enjoyed the dynamic between Kate and Clint. It had action, it was funny, it was everything you could want in a comic. It is a good jumping on point for new readers. The art is great as well. I really like the style, the colors, it all works well together. I know it's just a matter of time until this is cancelled, because I see the low sales, but I think it's one of th more

Hawkeye #13

By: Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero
Released: Dec 6, 2017

FAMILY REUNION Part 1
Can L.A. really handle TWO HAWKEYES?  Just as Kate reaches out to ask for Clint's help with finding her dead mother, Clint shows up needing help of his own. An unknown party is gunning for him and it kicks off a chase across Los Angeles with two Hawkeyes trying to stay one step ahead, fully alive, and with minimal proper...

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DDJamesB added Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc. to their pull list Dec 6, 2017

Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc.

VENOM INC. Part 1
Peter Parker, Eddie Brock and Flash Thompson have one major thing in common - the Venom symbiote changed all of their lives. The inky black alien life-form is doubling down on our heroes - and they're not the only ones about to be put through the ringer. VENOM INC. kicks off here and rolls into AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & VENOM as a ...

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DDJamesB reviewed John Wick #1 Dec 1, 2017
7.5

I could see why some of the bad grades. If you've never seen the movie you might not be able to enjoy the charm of the book. I for one love the movie and found this very interesting. The art is great, awesome action and a pretty accurate character to the film. It will need a few more issues to set the bases of where it's going, but if you like the movie you should like this book.

John Wick #1

By: Greg Pak, Giovanni Valletta
Released: Nov 29, 2017

JOHN WICK: BOOK OF RULES PART ONE
When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became...

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DDJamesB added John Wick to their pull list Nov 30, 2017

John Wick

JOHN WICK: BOOK OF RULES PART ONE
When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became...

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DDJamesB reviewed Moon Knight #189 Nov 30, 2017
9.0

This book rocks. I love that we finally get to see Moon Knight. Somewhat of an origin overview issue. It does further the plot of the Sun King from last issue as well.The art is pretty good. I think I am just stuck on Greg Smallwood's Marc Spector from last series and this to me is a little bit of a downgrade. Still solid work though. Overall, the narrative and plot are moving forward and its grea more

Moon Knight #189

By: Max Bemis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Nov 29, 2017

CRAZY RUNS IN THE FAMILY  Part 2
The path of the Sun King gets closer to Moon Knight. But Marc's got problems of his own. A man known as The Truth is driving people to suicide...Thank goodness Marc's got his personalities under control. He DOES have them under control, right...?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #158 Nov 30, 2017
7.5

The end battle between Kraven and Venom was such a let down. The rest of the book was good though. Art, as always, has been great since Bagley took over.

Venom #158

By: Mike Costa, Mark Bagley
Released: Nov 29, 2017

•  It's all or nothing as Venom and Kraven square off for their final battle!
•  But how can Venom protect himself and the innocents living under New York's streets from a hunter who can't die?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Luke Cage #167 Nov 30, 2017
8.0

I really feel like the start of the legacy arc has really made this series better. The first arc to me was just ok and I was going to drop it until I decided to give it one last chance with Legacy. The art quality has gone up and the writing is more interesting. I really like the plot so far and hope it continues!

Luke Cage #167

By: David Walker, Guillermo Sanna
Released: Nov 22, 2017

CAGED Part 2
•  Luke Cage is back in the one place he never wanted to be.
•  With his mind mangled, Luke grasps for any foothold he can find. Which is hard, as...
•  This is no ordinary prison...
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #14 Nov 29, 2017
10

Couldn't wit till I got home so I picked it up and read it on lunch break at work. Phenomenal issue. Great art and a nice twist at the end. Can't go wrong with Kill or be Killed.

Kill Or Be Killed #14

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Nov 29, 2017

The shocking conclusion of the third arc of BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' bestselling series! Dylan's war against the Russian mob hits a fever pitch, as the demon returns from the shadows.

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DDJamesB reviewed The Mighty Thor #701 Nov 28, 2017
8.5

Art is awesome and the Mangog is a beast. Great read!

The Mighty Thor #701

By: Jason Aaron, James Harren
Released: Nov 15, 2017

DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 2
•  The Mangog comes to Asgard!
•  But is one Thor enough to take down the Ultimate Judgment?
•  Guest artist James Harren brings his talents to the Mighty Thor!
•  It all leads to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

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8.0

This book has got a lot more interesting after the last issue and it's really starting to grow on me despite the slow start. This has been a long arc (pretty much since issue #1) and I hope it pays off with a good ending. The art has been consistent and I like the J. Jonah dynamic now that the secret's out.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #297

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Nov 15, 2017

MOST WANTED Part 1
Peter Parker is back in the friendly neighborhood, but he's persona non grata as far as the NYPD is concerned! It's the ol' switcheroo as we here at the House of Ideas ask that classic question - PETER PARKER: THREAT OR MENACE?!
PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #791 Nov 27, 2017
8.0

Another solid entry in the Amazing legacy arc. I was really disappointed about Peter losing his company, but hes back on the right track with at least somewhat of a new job for him. I never really felt the SJW was forced in Marvel comics like a lot of people, but Bobbi Morse is pretty much getting there. She reminds me of a equality hound triggered feminist and it's not my cup of tea, but doesn't more

Amazing Spider-Man #791

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Nov 15, 2017

THE FALL OF PARKER Part 3
•  SPIDER-MAN & MOCKINGBIRD, flying in the air, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
•  The romance is blooming, but the Fall of Parker is at hand!
•  Can down on his luck Peter Parker escape this latest conflict with his new relationship in one piece?
Rated T

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DDJamesB added Batman: Creature of the Night to their pull list Nov 27, 2017

Batman: Creature of the Night

Young Bruce Wainwright lost his parents in a violent crime...and in the real world, no superheroes exist to save the day. But as grief and rage builds inside Bruce until he feels he can't keep it inside anymore, something strange starts taking wing in the Gotham night! Perhaps Bruce's grief isn't inside him after all? Modern masters Kurt Busiek and...

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DDJamesB reviewed Thanos #13 Nov 27, 2017
8.5

Would have got a better grade if the ghost rider wasn't so cheesy. Really does not fit the tone of this book. Really cool concept though and Thanos continues to be badass. Art was fantastic.

Thanos #13

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Nov 22, 2017

THANOS WINS Part 1
Ask the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe how they fear the universe will end, and in their most honest moment, they will answer with two words... THANOS WINS. Now... see what happens when he does.PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Suicide Squad #30 Nov 27, 2017
8.0

So far a great arc. Brought life back into the series. It's silly its fun, it's action, it's mystery. The art is slowly getting better as well. Love the little back stories at the end.

Suicide Squad #30

By: Rob Williams, Barnaby Bagenda
Released: Nov 22, 2017

"THE SECRET HISTORY OF TASK FORCE X" part four! The very first threat faced by the original Task Force X was a creature known as the Red Wave, a beast with the power to reduce the whole planet to ashes-and Harley Quinn's heading right for it! But before Deadshot can warn the clown princess, his team is set upon by an army the likes of which the Squ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Clue #6 Nov 27, 2017
5.0

I'm really going to have to re-read the series as whole. The ending was pretty bad and did't really make much sense to me. I don't get why they killed anyone just to do what they did. They couldn't have just invited him over just to recruit him? What was the point. IF it wasn't for the art I'd give this a 2.

Clue #6

By: Paul Allor, Nelson Daniel
Released: Nov 22, 2017

For six issues, you've watched characters drop, and mysteries mount. Now, at last, every mystery and motivation is revealed. And it all leads up to a conclusion so shocking that we guarantee you won't see it coming!

Bullet points:
* A new take on the timeless detective game-with new designs by artist Nelson Daniel, updating all the cl...

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DDJamesB reviewed Invincible Iron Man #594 Nov 27, 2017
8.0

Kind of a cheap cop out cover. Really like that Doom is still around the art for his scenes are the best. Even Riri's half is good as well. The story moves at a Bendis pace and Tony is still "Missing"

Invincible Iron Man #594

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli
Released: Nov 22, 2017

THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK Part 2
•  THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK continues, as some very surprising people from his present, past and future come together to help.
•  Who will wield the power of Iron Man?
•  It's all building to one of the most-anticipated moments in Iron Man history!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher: The Platoon #3 Nov 27, 2017
8.0

The series gets better with every issue and the art remains fantastic. Very interesting story.

Punisher: The Platoon #3

By: Garth Ennis, Goran Parlov
Released: Nov 22, 2017

• During the Tet offensive, death surrounded Lt. Castle's platoon on all sides.
•  How far would Frank go to protect his men? Especially when the danger came from the indifference of his commanders?
•  And while Castle was engaged in the grind of war, a kindred spirit on the enemy's side watched and waited.
Explicit Content

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