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DDJamesB reviewed Gideon Falls #12 Apr 19, 2019
9.0

When gideon falls is on its on. This book is fantastic with great art that takes the story to another level.

Gideon Falls #12

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Apr 17, 2019

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #4 Apr 19, 2019
9.5

Chip is killing it. This is daredevil at his rawest. The story is so familiar but so different and there are some straight up fantastic pages in this book.

Daredevil #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Apr 17, 2019

KNOW FEAR - PART 4
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man: Life Story #2 Apr 19, 2019
9.0

This was a solid read with nice twists to familiar stories. Its great and Bagley draws it perfectly.

Spider-Man: Life Story #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Apr 17, 2019

CAN PETER AND GWEN FIND HAPPINESS IN THE 1970s?
The GREEN GOBLIN is out of their lives, but NORMAN OSBORN isn't! Can PETER AND GWEN find happiness as the world of the 1970s dances on around them?
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #11 Apr 14, 2019
8.5

Hawkman continues to impress in all ways

Hawkman #11

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: Apr 10, 2019

The Deathbringers don't know what hit them when all of Carter Hall's past lives descend on the streets of London to defend the planet. With an army of hundreds at his back, Hawkman starts to turn the tide of battle. It's a war for the fate of the universe as these two armies clash!

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #19 Apr 14, 2019
7.5

This hunted event isnr bad but theres either some twist thats going to hit hard or thos event will go down as missed opportunity. There is just something missing and I can't figure out what it is.

Amazing Spider-Man #19

By: Nick Spencer, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Apr 10, 2019

"HUNTED" PART 3
•  Something horrible happened last issue that's galvanized all the villains!
•  Spidey desperately needs to get out of this horrible situation, but there are lives (innocent and otherwise) at stake and...well...he's Spider-Man.
Rated T

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DDJamesB added War of the Realms to their pull list Apr 6, 2019

War of the Realms

Asgard. Alfheim. Heven. Jotunheim. Muspelheim. Niffleheim. Nidavellir. Svartalfheim. Vanaheim. All of the Ten Realms have fallen to Malekith and his army except one: Midgard. Home to Thor's beloved humans. Home to heroes and gods alike. Now, at last, it burns. And Thor won't even be there to see it.
All hell breaks loose in New York City as Ma...

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DDJamesB reviewed Thor #11 Mar 28, 2019
8.5

This actually got me somewhat ready for the War of the Realms. Really well told story.

Thor #11

By: Jason Aaron, Lee Garbett
Released: Mar 20, 2019

PRELUDE TO THE WAR OF THE REALMS!
Lady Freyja struggles to protect Asgard's refugees as Malekith's forces grow bold! But the All-Mother won't have to protect Midgard alone - enter Thor and his faithful dog Thori! The War of the Realms is coming - but the invasion starts here!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #12 Mar 28, 2019
8.0

Can cates write a bad story? I'm not sure. Can Stegman draw a bad book? Not sure either.

Venom #12

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Mar 20, 2019

• Once the worst nightmare of New York's criminal element, Eddie Brock has been living a nightmare of his own, cut off from the symbiote's personality and now dealing with the resurgence of the cancer that once ravaged his body.
•  With no one else to turn to, Eddie must revisit THE MAKER - the only person who's been a...

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DDJamesB reviewed West Coast Avengers #9 Mar 28, 2019
8.0

Another solid entry into the almost too cheesy for its own goof secret pleasure.

West Coast Avengers #9

By: Kelly Thompson, Lim
Released: Mar 20, 2019

• Creepy Hollywood cults! Gruesome blood sacrifices! Pop religion collides with serious mystic power in sunny Los Angeles, and somehow, the new Masters of Evil AND Kate Bishop's parents AND her ex-boyfriend are tied up in it!
•  The West Coast kids go deep undercover to get to the bottom of the Temple of the Shifting Su...

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DDJamesB reviewed Superior Spider-Man #4 Mar 28, 2019
8.5

Ive grown to really like this book. It doesnt take itself too serious and is just a really fun look at the superior spiderman. I love hawthorne as the artist and this book just is a lot of fun.

Superior Spider-Man #4

By: Christos Gage, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Mar 27, 2019

• With San Francisco and Otto in ruins after Terrax's attack, rebuilding is required.
•  But will a weakened Superior Spider-Man be chum in the water to opportunistic villains?
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers: No Road Home #7 Mar 28, 2019
7.0

There were some really solid moments to this book but to me my problem is it seems the whole hulk thing from last issue was just abandoned andnit honestly really bothered me.

Avengers: No Road Home #7

By: Al Ewing, Paco Medina
Released: Mar 27, 2019

THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES!
Spectrum takes command as the Avengers take the fight to the Queen of Night - but whose side is Conan on?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #3 Mar 28, 2019
9.5

While I really enjoyed soules run. Chip is just running at a whole other level. This is daredevil. The art and story are just amazing and I really cant wait to see what happens next when the punisher comes in to the mix.

Daredevil #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 27, 2019

Rated T+

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8.5

While not a ground breaking tale, this spidey book really focuses on the things that make him a great character. Paired with an awesome art team, you really can't go wrong.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #4

By: Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal
Released: Mar 20, 2019

• Spider-Man fights foes that live eighteen miles beneath Earth's surface, but he doesn't fight alone!
•  If Spider-Man and his mysterious ally survive and make it back topside, they're going to need the whole neighborhood to chip in!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #15 Mar 26, 2019
8.0

This was a good read that really advanced the plot. The tone of this book is just so different than anything out the only downfall I have is as a new hulk reader it does rely on things of hulk past and I'm really not that in tune with hulk history. The art is excellent.

Immortal Hulk #15

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Mar 20, 2019

• Dr. Leonard Samson is a gamma mutate and part-time super hero who recently came back from the dead.
•  He's been wanting to discuss that with an old patient of his... But he's not here to see Bruce Banner.
•  Take a seat on the couch, IMMORTAL HULK. It's going to be quite a session.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB rated Avengers #16 Mar 24, 2019
7.5

Avengers #16

By: Jason Aaron, David Marquez
Released: Mar 6, 2019

"WAR OF THE VAMPIRES" PART 3!
Welcome to the Avengers, Blade - hope you survive the experience! Though there are plenty of vampires out there that definitely won't, as the civil war tearing apart the worldwide undead community rages on.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB rated Immortal Hulk #14 Mar 24, 2019
8.0

Immortal Hulk #14

By: Al Ewing, Kyle Hotz
Released: Mar 6, 2019

• Betty Ross is going through a lot. She's having a family crisis. Her employers won't pick up the phone.
•  And at her door is the husband she thought was dead. But Bruce Banner hasn't come alone.
•  He's brought the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher #9 Mar 24, 2019
7.5

A really well drawn fun ride but it feels like the past few issues are all kind of gelling into one and not really making the plot move.

Punisher #9

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Mar 13, 2019

ONE-MAN WAR IN BAGALIA!
•  Frank's war on Bagalia gets bloodier!
•  But Zemo's not going down without a fight.
•  Violence! Chaos! Punishment! We'd say it's criminal what we're getting away with, but then Frank might come after us too!
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Hawkman #10 Mar 24, 2019
8.5

Hawkman is amazing. Its one of my favorite books. The whole story has been so much fun and engaging. The art fits the book so well. I'm a big fan of whats going on right now.

Hawkman #10

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: Mar 13, 2019

"London Falling" part two! The Deathbringers have arrived, and no one is safe! As Hawkman struggles to protect London from the devastation, he's attacked by Idamm and his army at every turn. Carter will need to figure out a solution-and fast!-if he's going to save the Earth. The answer lies in his past lives-but which one?

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #17 Mar 24, 2019
7.5

The whole vampire thing seemes kimds of pointless in the long run with this ending. But besides that it was entertaining and really well drawn.

Avengers #17

By: Jason Aaron, David Marquez
Released: Mar 20, 2019

A NEW VAMPIRE ORDER!
The final fate of Dracula! The Avengers vs. Ghost Rider?! Blade vs. the Shadow Colonel! And the world of the Marvel U vampires will be changed forever. Who will be the new Lord of the Damned?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man: Life Story #1 Mar 24, 2019
8.0

Very different than what I expected but it still was very good. Plays off spiderman history and has some good art to match. The ending to me was a little out of place but lets see what happens

Spider-Man: Life Story #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Mar 20, 2019

In 1962, in AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event - so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well?
A special high-end limited series that's a part of the celebration of ...

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DDJamesB added Spider-Man: Life Story to their pull list Mar 24, 2019

Spider-Man: Life Story

In 1962, in AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event - so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well?
A special high-end limited series that's a part of the celebration of ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #17 Mar 17, 2019
8.0

While the plot still seems a little corny, the action and writing is extremely well done and actually makes me care. Ramos actually kills here as well.

Amazing Spider-Man #17

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Mar 13, 2019

"HUNTED" PART 1
We've been teasing a huge Kraven story since ASM #1 - and "HUNTED" is here to deliver it! Sergei Kravinoff and his minions have been kidnapping animal-themed characters for months, but they need one more to complete the collection - the Spider. But what does Kraven even want with all of them?! Find out in "HUNTED"!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Tony Stark: Iron Man #9 Mar 17, 2019
8.0

This was probably the strongest issue in a while. It definetely took a step in the right direction and actually felt like it mattered.

Tony Stark: Iron Man #9

By: Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti
Released: Mar 13, 2019

"STARK REALITIES" PART FOUR!
•  Who controls the eScape? Who controls the real world? And who is in control of Iron Man?
•  The answer to at least one of these questions is the Controller.
•  The answer to the others might surprise you.
•  It's an all-out battle on multiple...

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NoShape reviewed Criminal #2 Feb 14, 2019
6.5

Um... Okay then? I hope this seemingly random jump to a completely different story (taking place decades later I believe) comes to something, because in and off itself it's kind of a silly cheap trick. That aside, the story itself is... pretty good. It still has that super strong narrative voice that Brubaker does so well, and Phillips are is, of course stunning, but there's something insubstantia more

Criminal #2

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Feb 13, 2019

"THE LONGEST WEEKEND": Archie Lewis was the artist's artist in his heyday, although that's not what he's famous for. He's famous for being a nightmare to work with-and dangerous. So when an old assistant is forced to chaperone his one-time mentor to receive his lifetime achievement award, well... let's just say things don't go well. As always, CRIM...

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DDJamesB - Mar 8, 2019

Clearly you didnt read the afterwords of the first issue. He specifically said each month will be different, in the same world but also can stand alone.

NoShape - Mar 9, 2019

Nope, I did. The first story did not stand alone, it was the start of a story.

DDJamesB reviewed Criminal #1 Mar 8, 2019
9.0

I will be honest. If you are into criminal this issue is awesome. Its a prequel in a sense to a lot of the criminal books that follow the lawless family. It has great writing and art. My problem would be rexxomending this to a new reader. By all means is it a stand alone issue but, I feel like if youve read all the stories the ending is suitable because, you know what follows. If you havent been more

Criminal #1

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Jan 9, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE! THE RETURN OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED CRIME COMIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY! Hot off their bestselling series KILL OR BE KILLED and their original graphic novel MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, crime comic masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS finally return to their most-demanded title-as a new MONTHLY SERIES!

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DDJamesB added Criminal (2019) to their pull list Mar 8, 2019

Criminal (2019)

SERIES PREMIERE! THE RETURN OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED CRIME COMIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY! Hot off their bestselling series KILL OR BE KILLED and their original graphic novel MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, crime comic masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS finally return to their most-demanded title-as a new MONTHLY SERIES!

In this double-size...

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers: No Road Home #3 Mar 4, 2019
7.5

Just like no surrender, its not really that good but, it's actually pretty interesting. I'm going to stick it out until the end. I like the art and the plot is interesting but, what is really going on here? Lets be honest.

Avengers: No Road Home #3

By: Al Ewing, Paco Medina
Released: Feb 27, 2019

Rocket Raccoon comes face-to-face with his past - and it isn't pretty! Meanwhile, the Avengers search the universe for the Shards of Night - and find trouble in the shape of the Children of Nyx!
LEGACY #710
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Ice Cream Man #10 Mar 4, 2019
7.5

I think this story by flew by too quick. I wasnt able to read half of it which is probably why but, there was something to be learned by not being able to read the words but see it being played out. I thought this was a good issue but, it just seemed to be missing something and like the guy said in the other comment, it seems they are getting too involved in the bigger picture when the real sellin more

Ice Cream Man #10

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Feb 27, 2019

    "HOPSCOTCH MÉLANGE," Part Two: En este cap tulo, no existen las fronteras. El mundo está lleno de amor, pero el amor es peligroso.

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DDJamesB reviewed Fantastic Four #7 Mar 4, 2019
8.0

While it still seems just a little corny to me, this issue was definitely a good step towards some great story telling. I really likes this artist over pichelli just due to the tone of the book but, either way I can't wait to see if they can keep this rolling.

Fantastic Four #7

By: Dan Slott, Aaron Kuder
Released: Feb 27, 2019

"HERALD OF DOOM" PART TWO!
•  In a battle between Doctor Doom and Galactus, who would you favor...
•  A man who is trying to be a hero to his beloved nation or an unstoppable cosmic force of nature?
•  It's a simple choice, unless you're Mister Fantastic.
•  This dilemma, p...

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DDJamesB reviewed Captain America #8 Mar 4, 2019
8.5

This cap run is moving slower than any other book out there but, it works and if Coates can take all these threads and really deliver, its going to be totally worth it.

Captain America #8

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert
Released: Feb 27, 2019

"CAPTAIN OF NOTHING" Continues!
Cap accused! Cap in custody! Cap - killer? As the Power Elite makes its play against the star-spangled Avenger, Captain America is in no position to fight back! Who stands with Cap?
Rated T+

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