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Damn. That was one of the best comics ive ever read, in my opinion. Thats a good crime tale with a sad but, good conclusion.

Reckless: Friend of the Devil OGN

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Apr 28, 2021

The next book in the red-hot Reckless series is here!

Bestselling crime noir masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are back with another new original graphic novel featuring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless.

It's 1985 and things in Ethan's life are going pretty well... until a missing woman shows up in the background of an o...

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DDJamesB reviewed Reckless OGN Oct 24, 2021
8.5

I think this was a good read. I was thoroughly entertained until the twist. Its just didnt really captivate me. Until then though, its great stuff.

Reckless OGN

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Dec 16, 2020

"Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles... And the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher.  
  
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them - a good guy. In a bold new series of original graphic novels, with thr...

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DDJamesB reviewed Ice Cream Man #26 Oct 21, 2021
9.5

Really liked this one. Wish we got more oce cream man this year but, at least we got a great read.

Ice Cream Man #26

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Oct 20, 2021

"UNFORTUNATE ANCESTRY"
Some families are completely sideways.

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DDJamesB reviewed Eat The Rich #3 Oct 21, 2021
9.0

This was another good one. The main character is pretty relatable with her thoughts and I really liked the end. Really good series so far.

Eat The Rich #3

By: Sarah Gailey, Pius Bak
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Still uncertain about what she saw in Pip's office, Joey confides in Kitty...but Kitty's response only confuses her more, leaving Joey with no choice but to play along with the family.

Until Fourth of July, when at a party Joey suspects what she thought she saw then is happening again.

Can Joey come to terms with what is really ha...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #115 Oct 21, 2021
4.0

I really cant say there was much to like with this issue. Just more of the same and not on a good way. Its getting old and kind of boring.

Batman #115

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Batman and Miracle Molly are all that stands between Gotham City and absolute insanity! But an unhinged Simon Saint brings all the resources of the Magistrate to bear on the Dark Knight...is victory at hand for the Scarecrow?
Back-Up: Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown have each other's backs no matter what-even if it means punching s...

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DDJamesB reviewed Suicide Squad #8 Oct 20, 2021
7.0

Overall, its got its faults but, it does leave me invested in whats happening.

Suicide Squad #8

By: Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Squad in Hell! “Hell and Back” Part 2! Stuck in Hell, the Squad’s only chance for survival is…Ambush Bug?! While one Squad deals with its newest fourth wall-breaking member, Peacemaker and his crew fight for survival as they hunt for the Swamp Thing!

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DDJamesB reviewed Fantastic Four #37 Oct 20, 2021
7.0

I think it was fun. I actually enjoyed reading it. Its nothing special but, a nice little quick one shot.

Fantastic Four #37

By: Dan Slott, Nico Leon
Released: Oct 20, 2021

"There Are Monsters on Yancy Street"
•  The fallout from the FF's 60th anniversary stories continues!
•  Maybe a visit from a certain friendly neighborhood Spider-Man might help with that?
•  Meanwhile, it's time for Ben and Alicia to take their kids trick or treating for the very first time... which might not be such a good...

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DDJamesB reviewed Thor #18 Oct 20, 2021
7.0

Was it enjoyable? Sure. Was it that good? Not really. Its fun and somewhat humorous but, i need more excitement from this series.

Thor #18

By: Donny Cates, Pasqual Ferry
Released: Oct 20, 2021

MEET ASGARD'S NEW MASTER OF SPIES - THROG!
After the events of "Revelations," Thor has a top secret mission that only one trusted ally can carry out: Throg, the Frog of Thunder! Guest artist Pasqual Ferry makes a return trip to Asgard for this unique tale of otherworldly espionage, one that will have a profound
impact on the future of the M...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman: The Imposter #1 Oct 19, 2021
9.0

Kept getting better as it went on, and by the end, I was sold. Good concept, amazing Sorrentino art and solid read overall.

Batman: The Imposter #1

By: Mattson Tomlin, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Oct 13, 2021

Bruce Wayne's mission as the Batman has only been underway for a year or so, but he can tell he's making a difference. Unfortunately, he's made some powerful enemies. All the traditional power brokers of Gotham resent the disruption the Batman has brought to town...and it seems one of them has a plan to neutralize him. There's a second Batman haunt...

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DDJamesB reviewed Miles Morales: Spider-Man #31 Oct 19, 2021
7.5

It was a pretty good issue. It didnt really have much plot but, had great character work and a cool Taskmaster fight.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #31

By: Saladin Ahmed, Christopher Allen
Released: Oct 13, 2021

• It's a date night for Spider-Man, and no one informed Taskmaster that three's a crowd.
•  Why does the greatest mercenary in history have Miles in his sights?
•  Can Tiana Toomes, A.K.A. Starling, do anything to keep her new beaux alive?

RATED T

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DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #50 Oct 19, 2021
8.0

Im still going a little back and forth on this one. In one hand, Inreally enjoyed it. The other felt like it tried a little too hard. Overall, it was an ok ending, to what I thought, overall, was a great series.

Immortal Hulk #50

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 13, 2021

THE GIANT-SIZED FINALE!
•  Down in the Below-Place, the Hulk searches among the ghosts of the past for the answers to all his questions.
•  The One Below All, the Green Door, Samuel Sterns, Jackie McGee and Bruce Banner. It's all been leading here.
•  This is the last issue of THE IMMORTAL HULK.
RATED T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Mazebook #2 Oct 19, 2021
8.5

Another solid issue. I cant really describe what its like. Its got a mystery and its very real at the same time. Lots of good chacter work.

Mazebook #2

By: Jeff Lemire
Released: Oct 13, 2021

Will's a melancholy building inspector who's been grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter for years. One evening he receives a mysterious phone call from a girl claiming it's her and that she's trapped in the middle of a labyrinth, setting Will off on a journey digging through her personal journals and puzzles for answers on where she is an...

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DDJamesB reviewed Kang the Conqueror #3 Oct 18, 2021
8.0

I actually liked this one and the story overall. Its got me hooked and I like the time travel idea of replacing kang

Kang the Conqueror #3

By: Collin Kelly, Carlos Magno
Released: Oct 13, 2021

• Young Kang stalks his future self to the site of his first major battle with the Avengers, hoping to change the course of his destiny once and for all. But the fate of the villainous Doctor Doom has long been entwined with Kang's - and no one interferes with Victor Von Doom's timeline but Victor Von Doom.
•  It's Kang vs. Kang vs. Doom...

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DDJamesB reviewed Shang-Chi #5 Oct 18, 2021
7.5

It was another good entry. Its one of those books thats just fun, and you dont have to think much.

Shang-Chi #5

By: Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan
Released: Oct 13, 2021

MEET THE NEW IRON MAN...SHANG-CHI?!
•  A weapons dealer offers up a stolen Iron Man suit to Shang-Chi's organization.
•  But will Shang-Chi take it to use in his war against crime?
•  And what will Tony Stark have to say about it?!

RATED T+

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DDJamesB reviewed X-Force #24 Oct 18, 2021
7.5

It was pretty good. I thougjt some parts were really entertaining and fun and some were a little boring.

X-Force #24

By: Ben Percy, Martin Coccolo
Released: Oct 13, 2021

BIG BROTHER!
MIKHAIL RASPUTIN's nesting doll agents have infiltrated Krakoa before, but never like this. If BLACK TOM can't root out their invasion of BEAST, the consequences go beyond mere death. Time for PIOTR RASPUTIN, A.K.A. COLOSSUS, to step in!

PARENTAL ADVISORY

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #76 Oct 18, 2021
8.0

Pretty solid. Feels much different than Spencers run, which right now, is a good thing. Overall, its enjoyable and has some good moments.

Amazing Spider-Man #76

By: Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason
Released: Oct 13, 2021

• The unthinkable has happened.
•  Zeb Wells and Patrick Gleason will remind you why you love (and hate) comics.
RATED T

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #49 Oct 14, 2021
7.0

I liked the Namor stuff. I was digging the report style exposition. The twist did come out of nowhere and I dont mean that's in a good way.

Avengers #49

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Oct 13, 2021

"WORLD WAR SHE-HULK" Goes Nuclear!
War beneath the waves. The Winter Hulk has been sent to Atlantis with a dark mission. And things will get even darker and bloodier if the Russian super-assassin Red Widow has her way. But no matter who wins, She-Hulk and the Avengers will be changed forever! And next month, it all explodes in AVENGERS #750!

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DDJamesB reviewed Iron Man #13 Oct 14, 2021
7.0

Had some good parts. Tony and Patsy together didnt bother me in this issue. The ending has me interested in the next issue.

Iron Man #13

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Oct 13, 2021

The epic showdown between Iron Man and his allies and Korvac and his cohort continues aboard Galactus' worldship! Reinforcements have finally arrived, and Tony Stark now stands a better chance of stopping Korvac from accessing the Power Cosmic and becoming a power-crazed god all over again! Can Tony - and War Machine, Hellcat, Scarlet Spider, Frog-...

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DDJamesB reviewed X-Men #4 Oct 14, 2021
7.0

Its was ok. I find this run to be a little bland. They just keep defeating the villains while they just talk. Its has some good qualities though but, could be much better.

X-Men #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Javier Pina
Released: Oct 13, 2021

HEADS UP!
It's Halloween and the X-Men have to face a horror born of a neighboring town in Westchester... the Headless HORSEMAN?! And that's not the only terror targeting them...

RATED T+

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DDJamesB added Batman: The Imposter to their pull list Oct 13, 2021

Batman: The Imposter

Bruce Wayne's mission as the Batman has only been underway for a year or so, but he can tell he's making a difference. Unfortunately, he's made some powerful enemies. All the traditional power brokers of Gotham resent the disruption the Batman has brought to town...and it seems one of them has a plan to neutralize him. There's a second Batman haunt...

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8.0

It doesnt say much and it leaves you with not a lot of info as to whats going on but I enjoyed. I fell like i need to know whats going on and so ill stick with it.

A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1

By: Rick Remender, Andre Araujo
Released: Oct 6, 2021

A NEW ONGOING CRIME SERIES from the writer of DEADLY CLASS!

When an unassuming man stumbles upon a dark-web contract assassin's vicious plot to kill an innocent target, he turns himself into one. The Professional meets Road to Perdition in this story of a family's unlikely guardian being hunted by rich and powerful men...

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DDJamesB reviewed Chicken Devil #1 Oct 8, 2021
8.5

This was a good one. Its a real good start to what i fell will be an entertaining series overall. Has some wild moments and some good writing to get you invested.

Chicken Devil #1

By: Brian Buccellato, Hayden Sherman
Released: Oct 6, 2021

Mitchell Moss is about as regular as it gets. He's married with two children, and co-owns a successful chain of Memphis Hot Chicken restaurants. It's not the life that screams hero/vigilante...until he discovers that his business partner is in bed with the mob and owes them $2 million. Unfortunately, Mitch is ill-equipped to be a badass-he's just a...

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DDJamesB reviewed Eternals: Celestia #1 Oct 8, 2021
7.5

Started off pretty crappu and then got pretty good by the end. Overall, enjoyable and I like the tie in to the avengers

Eternals: Celestia #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Kei Zama
Released: Oct 6, 2021

THERE IS NO GOD FOR THE ETERNALS!
Now that the truth of their existence is revealed, Ajak and Makkari must pick up the pieces and try to find a road forward... no matter how terrifying it will be, or how their choices will irrevocably shock the rest of the Eternals? Also: How do the Avengers of 1,000,000 BCE figure into it?

RATED T+

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DDJamesB added Eternals: Celestia to their pull list Oct 8, 2021

Eternals: Celestia

THERE IS NO GOD FOR THE ETERNALS!
Now that the truth of their existence is revealed, Ajak and Makkari must pick up the pieces and try to find a road forward... no matter how terrifying it will be, or how their choices will irrevocably shock the rest of the Eternals? Also: How do the Avengers of 1,000,000 BCE figure into it?

RATED T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Almost American #2 Oct 8, 2021
7.0

Its was better than the first but, its still missing something that makes it stand out.

Almost American #2

By: Ron Marz, Marco Castiello
Released: Oct 6, 2021

Based on the real-life story of intelligence operative Jan Neumann, who fled his native Russia and found himself marooned along with his wife in America.

As the Neumanns adjust to being strangers in a strange land, trying to work with the FBI and CIA, a mysterious man from their past begins a deadly hunt for them. The true story is capture...

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DDJamesB reviewed Dark Ages #2 Oct 8, 2021
7.5

Ehh. I mean its not bad. I like how they figured out how to live but, the whole apocolypse thing is just not what I wanted out of this. Its pretty decent overall though.

Dark Ages #2

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Oct 6, 2021

It has been years since the age of technology ended in a single moment, like a switch had been flicked to off for an entire planet. Now Earth's heroes attempt to bring humanity together in the darkness. X-Men and Avengers, vigilantes and villains all work together to create something better. But something darker than the night is descending on the ...

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DDJamesB reviewed 10 Years To Death #1 Oct 6, 2021
8.0

It was pretty decent. I will say I might have enjoyed it a little more without reading the review under the critics section but, the twist was pretty obvious to begin with. It was pretty enjoyable though, looked good and had me invested.

10 Years To Death #1

By: Aaron Douglas, Cliff Richards
Released: Sep 29, 2021

The Shawshank Redemption meets The Sixth Sense, inspired by an eerily bone-chilling true story.
A newly-hired prison guard, a notorious mass murderer finally incarcerated for his crimes, and the death that binds them together. What happens when the murdered becomes the murderer?
A prestige format "One-Shock" featuring top creative talent, ...

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DDJamesB added 10 Years To Death to their pull list Oct 6, 2021

10 Years To Death

The Shawshank Redemption meets The Sixth Sense, inspired by an eerily bone-chilling true story.
A newly-hired prison guard, a notorious mass murderer finally incarcerated for his crimes, and the death that binds them together. What happens when the murdered becomes the murderer?
A prestige format "One-Shock" featuring top creative talent, ...

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DDJamesB added Chicken Devil to their pull list Oct 6, 2021

Chicken Devil

Mitchell Moss is about as regular as it gets. He's married with two children, and co-owns a successful chain of Memphis Hot Chicken restaurants. It's not the life that screams hero/vigilante...until he discovers that his business partner is in bed with the mob and owes them $2 million. Unfortunately, Mitch is ill-equipped to be a badass-he's just a...

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DDJamesB added A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance to their pull list Oct 6, 2021

A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance

A NEW ONGOING CRIME SERIES from the writer of DEADLY CLASS!

When an unassuming man stumbles upon a dark-web contract assassin's vicious plot to kill an innocent target, he turns himself into one. The Professional meets Road to Perdition in this story of a family's unlikely guardian being hunted by rich and powerful men...

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