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RaisingBlack added Far Sector to their pull list May 9, 2020

Far Sector

N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe!
For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner "Jo" M...

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RaisingBlack added SFSX (Safe Sex) to their pull list May 9, 2020

SFSX (Safe Sex)

SERIES PREMIERE

Notorious kink writer TINA HORN teams up with artist MICHAEL DOWLING (Unfollow, Death Sentence) for SFSX, a social thriller about sex, love, and torture that reads like SEX CRIMINALS in Gilead crossed with Oceans 8-with a SUNSTONE twist!

In a draconian America where sexuality is bureaucratized and policed, a group...

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RaisingBlack added Lazarus to their pull list May 9, 2020

Lazarus

"FAMILY," Part One
In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family's holdings through deception and force as thei...

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RaisingBlack added Thor (2020) to their pull list May 9, 2020

Thor (2020)

A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm w...

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RaisingBlack added Falcon & Winter Soldier (2020) to their pull list May 9, 2020

Falcon & Winter Soldier (2020)

An office of dead government agents. A gifted new killer. Two ex-Captain Americas...
When a dramatic attempt on the life of Bucky Barnes reunites him with Sam Wilson, the two old friends are plunged headlong into a race to uncover the new leader of Hydra before a mass casualty event announces the terror group's resurgence to the world. The cloc...

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RaisingBlack added Undiscovered Country to their pull list Nov 30, 2019

Undiscovered Country

SERIES PREMIERE! This November, New York Times bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, A.D.: AFTER DEATH) and CHARLES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artists GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) and DANIELE ORLANDINI (Darth Vader) and 2019 Eisner Award-winning colorist MATT WILS...

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RaisingBlack added Killadelphia to their pull list Nov 30, 2019

Killadelphia

SERIES PREMIERE! "SINS OF THE FATHER," Part One-Featuring the show-stopping talents of SPAWN series artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER and the writer behind such hit shows as Wutang: An American Saga, Marvel's Runaways, and Starz's American Gods-RODNEY BARNES.
When a small-town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father-the revered Philadelphia ...

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RaisingBlack added Marked (2019) to their pull list Oct 16, 2019

Marked (2019)

SERIES PREMIERE

DOUBLE-SIZED FOR SINGLE PRICE!
THEIR MAGIC IS CHANNELED THROUGH THEIR TATTOOS!

The Marked may look like cool young influencers, but beneath the designer clothes, their bodies are tattooed with the magical glyphs of an ancient order that secretly protects the world against evil forces. With no new occult threats...

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RaisingBlack added Once & Future to their pull list Oct 16, 2019

Once & Future

     * When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire escapes her retirement home and pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat.
* Bestselling wr...

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RaisingBlack added Absolute Carnage (2019) to their pull list Oct 16, 2019

Absolute Carnage (2019)

After turning Venom's world upside down a year ago, DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are about to put the Sinister Symbiote through hell again, only this time CARNAGE has come calling, and everyone who's ever worn a symbiote is dead in his sights! He's skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but Cletus Kasady at last stands poised to m...

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RaisingBlack added X-Men (2019) to their pull list Oct 16, 2019

X-Men (2019)

DAWN OF X!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility... and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
Rated T+  

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RaisingBlack added David F. Walker to their creator watch list Sep 4, 2019
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RaisingBlack added Manor Black to their pull list Jul 30, 2019

Manor Black

From the creators of Harrow County and The Sixth Gun comes this gothic horror fantasy about a family of sorcerers in crisis. Roman Black is the moribund patriarch of a family of powerful sorcerers. As his wicked and corrupt children fight over who will take the reins of Manor Black and become representative of the black arts, Roman adopts a young m...

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RaisingBlack reviewed Heroes In Crisis #8 Apr 24, 2019
3.5

I am really over DC's event comics that are not what DC promises. The reveal feels convoluted and outside the character of the murderer. DC continues to get a pass on these books that are supposed to rewrite the status quo but never do. Doomsday Clock never is out in a timely manner and we have long passed the promise of the importance of Dr. Manhattan being a major part of the DC Universe. Dark K more

Heroes In Crisis #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Apr 24, 2019

You've seen all the clues. You've heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it's time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman a...

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Nihilist - Apr 24, 2019

True that. Still, if delays mean quality final product, I can wait for new issues of Doomsday Clock. Rushed events, like No Justice or this garbage, while on time, don't offer anything to the reader. Especially this one - it's just pure trash, and has been since #1.

RaisingBlack reviewed Jook Joint #2 Feb 27, 2019
10

I truly love this comic and all that it is about. I wish it came out more often.

Jook Joint #2

By: Tee Franklin, Alitha Martinez
Released: Nov 14, 2018

Tonight at the Jook Joint, the blood runs as hot as the music as Mahalia and her coven face an attack at the bar. Meanwhile, young mother Heloise has the chance to get away with murder. Will she use it, and take revenge on her sadistic husband?

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RaisingBlack reviewed Jook Joint #1 Feb 27, 2019
10

Beautifully drawn, great writing, and a world you want to sink your teeth in.

Jook Joint #1

By: Tee Franklin, Alitha Martinez
Released: Oct 3, 2018

TEE FRANKLIN (BINGO LOVE) and ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) team up for a timely horror series from the Deep South!

Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping... and the women? The women are to die for. There's only one rule: "Keep your hands to y...

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RaisingBlack reviewed Return of Wolverine #5 Feb 22, 2019
5.0

This series is just not that good. It has gone from ok to barely ok from start to finish. The story is basic and straight forward. Logan was brought back to be Wolverine in a comic world where I thought we had already filled the void. X-23 was a great Wolverine and Old Man Logan was fitting the more mature material better. Most would be better served to read a synopsis and just pick up when the ne more

Return of Wolverine #5

By: Charles Soule, Steve McNiven
Released: Feb 20, 2019

Now that Logan has risen...how far can he fall?
Parental Advisory

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RaisingBlack reviewed Captain Marvel #1 Jan 11, 2019
9.0

Kelly Thompson is the clear correct choice to give Captain Marvel her fresh start. The book has the right tone and really sets up the character in context. I know that the mission is to Make Carol Danvers more earthbound but I do help there is a balance made with her space adventures. Kelly Thompson writes a true jumping on point and Carman Nunez Carnero really supports with quality art. Kelly sta more

Captain Marvel #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Jan 9, 2019

ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL'S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO!
As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it's time for Earth's mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the un...

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YourGreenMuse - Jan 13, 2019

In the first arc of Avengers, the dark celestial arc, Carol has short hair. She grew out her hair in the Life of Captain Marvel miniseries, which this series picks up from. The second arc of Avengers, World Tour, has her with long hair. So we can assume that the continuity is Dark Celestials -> Life of Captain Marvel -> This series' first arc -> World Tour. The reason for the ask in this issue is because she took a sabbatical during Life of Captain Marvel, which took place over months.

RaisingBlack - Jan 15, 2019

Thanks for clearing that up

RaisingBlack reviewed Bitter Root #3 Jan 11, 2019
10

Bitter Root has become my favorite monthly series to read. If ever there was an Image book with huge potential for TV and film options this is it. David Walker and Chuck Brown have written the greatest book of their career.

This book has something for everyone with characters and a tone unlike anything else anyone is writing. Sanford Greene continues the high level of art in this book. more

Bitter Root #3

By: David Walker, Sanford Greene
Released: Jan 9, 2019

With violence erupting on the streets of Harlem and his cousin possessed by a demonic force, Cullen Sangerye reaches out for help from an estranged family member. Meanwhile, in Mississippi, Ford Sangerye fights for his life at the gateway to Hell.  

BITTER ROOT Cover As by SANFORD GREENE will be connecting through the first story...

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RaisingBlack added Captain Marvel (2019) to their pull list Jan 10, 2019

Captain Marvel (2019)

ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL'S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO!
As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it's time for Earth's mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the un...

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RaisingBlack reviewed Champions #1 Jan 3, 2019
8.5

Champions #1 is a great start that shows you just what this team is about. I also think it captures its age group really well. Jim Zub and Steven Cummings are a really good team for this book. The tone of this book is optimistic. The attitude is one of we want to make a difference and we are making it happen.

Champions is the kind of book that you should read if you want some classic w more

Champions #1

By: Jim Zub, Steven Cummings
Released: Jan 2, 2019

THE WORLD STILL NEEDS HEROES - AND THERE ARE HEROES ALL OVER THE WORLD!
The Champions have gone global! The team has seen explosive growth under Ms. Marvel's leadership, with super-powered members ready to answer the call in a dozen different countries. They're saving people and improving lives across the planet while they inspire the next gene...

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RaisingBlack reviewed Heroes In Crisis #4 Jan 3, 2019
4.5

Tom King is a strange person. He can be like Bendis with ignoring continuity and what others have built into these characters, but he does it with massively less charm and heart. Tom King at this point seems to be writing Batman and Batman family like he really wants off the book. This is the thinnest in this issue so far. Nothing really changes aside from Batgirl seemingly taking a lead in this i more

Heroes In Crisis #4

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 2, 2019

Wonder Woman versus...Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back's against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate...

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8.0

A strong issue to jump back into Cloak and Dagger with. This MDO is all about Cloak and Dagger trying to figure out there new normal. Can they enjoy what makes them work well together while also having some boundaries and personal lives? It is an interesting question. The story is straight forward and the art maintain a sense of stark contrast in tone. The elements of creepy horror are there and t more

Cloak and Dagger: Negative Exposure #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Francesco Manna
Released: Dec 26, 2018

CLOAK AND DAGGER ARE BACK TOGETHER as a team of super police consultants! However, TANDY and TYRONE are another story, as each find themselves embroiled in new relationships… Will they finally be able to move on or will the tension of watching their ex with someone new be enough to break their newly reformed team apart? PLUS, something strange is...

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RaisingBlack added Cloak and Dagger: Negative Exposure to their pull list Dec 26, 2018

Cloak and Dagger: Negative Exposure

CLOAK AND DAGGER ARE BACK TOGETHER as a team of super police consultants! However, TANDY and TYRONE are another story, as each find themselves embroiled in new relationships… Will they finally be able to move on or will the tension of watching their ex with someone new be enough to break their newly reformed team apart? PLUS, something strange is...

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8.0

Shades of Grey is a strong Trade with a lot to offer. The Marvel Digital Originals are an interesting experiment for Marvel. For those wondering I will explain the system, though Cloak and Dagger broke from the traditional method for this first arc. The MDO's work really smartly. There are 3 issues that span one arc. Each issue has 2 chapters that are the size a full monthly comic issue. The books more

Cloak and Dagger Shades Of Grey

By: Dennis Hopeless, David Messina

For years, Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen waged a citywide war on drugs, organized crime and corporate greed as the inseparable duo Cloak and Dagger! Now, though, they have drifted apart - until a dangerous threat from their past resurfaces, forcing them to reunite and face their feelings! But there's a greater danger to their relationship than any...

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RaisingBlack reviewed Cloak and Dagger #5 Dec 26, 2018
8.5

I really have been enjoying what Marvel is doing with MDO titles. This kind of out of the box thinking is really a great idea. Marvel needs to find better ways of letting these kinds of titles find an audience and grow without the burden of monthly paper sales and this is a smart option.

Hopeless brings this story home nicely and continues his deconstruction of a break up. Both charact more

Cloak and Dagger #5

By: Dennis Hopeless, David Messina
Released: Oct 3, 2018

As they have no choice but to question the very nature of their reality, Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson have to reunite and stop a musical festival's worth of brainwashed civilians...as only CLOAK AND DAGGER can!

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RaisingBlack reviewed Cloak and Dagger #4 Dec 26, 2018
8.5

I truly have come to love this book. The book at this point can be a little confusing to keep straight of who is in control of who's mind. There is an element of confusion and vertigo to this issue. What makes this book so good is that it continues to deconstruct what makes Cloak and Dagger who they are. Hopeless in this issue really breaks down their communication or lack thereof. This book remai more

Cloak and Dagger #4

By: Dennis Hopeless, David Messina
Released: Sep 5, 2018

After years of her being his light in the darkness, it's Cloak's turn to shed some light on what's been going on in Dagger's life. But that's going to be tougher than it sounds, when a foe from their past resurfaces, and nothing is what it seems...

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RaisingBlack reviewed Cloak and Dagger #3 Dec 26, 2018
8.5

the true villain of this book is taking more of a shape and he is just the kind of enemy best suited to Cloak and Dagger. Each issue is really about the different components of breaking up. This one is about reliance. The basic truth is that these two have not found a way to not rely on one another. The simply can not fully divorce their lives and in a past filled with regrets misunderstanding wha more

Cloak and Dagger #3

By: Dennis Hopeless, David Messina
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Dagger comes face to face with the killer she's been tracking for days – but will she make it out alive?! And, at the moment she needed him most, where is Cloak?!

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RaisingBlack reviewed Cloak and Dagger #2 Dec 26, 2018
9.0

Dennis Hopeless has done an amazing job of really unpacking something as simple as a bad break up and allowing that concept to grow into a full blown superhero series with horror and crime elements. Mistrust is the main idea of this book. How can trust someone willing to let you starve and how can you trust someone you think is always on the edge of being horrible? Dennis seems more comfortble wri more

Cloak and Dagger #2

By: Dennis Hopeless, David Messina
Released: Jul 4, 2018

Despite the fact that they've gone their separate ways, Cloak and Dagger will always remain connected to one another -- but Dagger has learned that there's a force even more corrosive than villainy to her relationship with Cloak: mistrust. And things don't get any better when the murders Dagger has been investigating continue...with victims who lo...

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RaisingBlack reviewed Cloak and Dagger #1 Dec 26, 2018
8.0

Issue 1 of CLoak and Dagger starts off stong and drops us in on the current place that Cloak and Dagger have found themselves. The question this series seeks to answer is can this duo really exist without the other. Their relationship strain is at the center of this issue and them being separated and trying to find an identity outside of what they used to be is the core of the book.

Ma more

Cloak and Dagger #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, David Messina
Released: Jun 6, 2018

For years, Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen were the super hero duo called CLOAK AND DAGGER -- waging a citywide war on drugs, organized crime and corporate greed. In recent years, their crusade has taken them across the globe, fighting alongside Spider-Man, The X-Men and even The Avengers, and though they've drifted apart, a dangerous threat from th...

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