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9.5

Wow. I loved the psychological arc of this book. Tomasi and Gleason really nailed it. I especially enjoyed issue #8: the dénouement was a perfect way to end the arc. I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to, given how much I dislike Damian’s personality. They do a good job with an extremely disagreeable character of making him tolerable without making him nice. That’s a tough thing to more

Batman and Robin Vol. 1: Born To Kill

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Mick Gray

The hit DC COMICS THE NEW 52 series is collected for the first time! BATMAN and DAMIAN the new Robin are driven apart by the insidious NOBODY! Collects the new BATMAN AND ROBIN #1-8!

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markkawika reviewed Iceman #5 Sep 26, 2017
9.5

Best issue in the series so far, by a long shot. Nice to see some type of closure with his parents, even if it might not have been exactly what he wanted, nor probably where the story will end with Bobby & his folks. I loved the art, and the juxtaposition of Bobby’s hand-written letter with the fight against Juggernaut was a nice narrative device. I definitely got some feels from this. Bob more

Iceman #5

By: Sina Grace, Alessandro Vitti
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• Doing everything he can to avoid having a heart-to-heart with his parents, ICEMAN dives into super hero work. But he knows the approach of the truth is unstoppable...
•  Luckily for Bobby Drake, there's another unstoppable force barreling toward him: THE JUGGERNAUT has returned!
•  But this is one alibi that might just be a dea...

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markkawika reviewed Angelic #1 Sep 23, 2017
10

Wow, this had me hooked from the get-go. Wonderful start! And the surprise at the end was brilliant, and made me question my biases, which was kind of the whole point of the comic to begin with. This is the kind of debut issue that has the feeling of being another Saga in the making. The world feels vast, there is a huge amount of backstory to be discovered, and it feels totally believable. Thi more

Angelic #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Caspar Wijngaard
Released: Sep 20, 2017

- WINGED MONKEYS! TECHNO-DOLPHINS! QUANTUM ALLEYCATS!
- Humanity's long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind's leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons.
- But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead she's expected to...

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markkawika added Angelic to their pull list Sep 23, 2017

Angelic

- WINGED MONKEYS! TECHNO-DOLPHINS! QUANTUM ALLEYCATS!
- Humanity's long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind's leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons.
- But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead she's expected to...

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markkawika added The Wicked + The Divine to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

The Wicked + The Divine

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as teenagers. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate po...

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markkawika added Venomverse to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

Venomverse

THE VENOM EPIC OF THE FALL STARTS HERE!
During a routine battle with the villainous Jack O'Lantern, Venom finds himself transported to a far-off world and learns a terrible truth - a deadly new species called the Poisons has emerged from the vastness of space, and to make matters worse, they're hunting Venoms! Trapped on the planet's surface wi...

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markkawika added The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015)

Galactus. Thanos. M.O.D.O.K. With her unique combination of wit, empathy, and totally kick-butt squirrel powers, Doreen Green -- aka The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl -- has taken ALL these chumps down! Alongside her friends Tippy-Toe (a squirrel) and Nancy (a regular human with no powers whatsoever -- they checked), Squirrel Girl is all that stands bet...

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markkawika added Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017)

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world...as Darth Vader, Dark L...

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markkawika added Star Wars: Doctor Aphra to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 - the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel's first ongoing series starr...

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markkawika added Star Wars: Poe Dameron to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

Star Wars: Poe Dameron

AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES SPINNING OUT OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!
Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission...Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force...

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markkawika added American Gods: Shadows to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

American Gods: Shadows

NEIL GAIMAN! P. CRAIG RUSSELL! SCOTT HAMPTON! Shadow Moon just got out of jail, only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain as to where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard - thrusting Shadow into a deadly world of the supernatural, where ghosts of the past come back...

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markkawika added Ms. Marvel (2015) to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

Ms. Marvel (2015)

The internationally-beloved, butt-kicking, smack-talking, most adorable super hero makes her triumphant return. Look out world, Kamala Khan is back and officially an Avenger! Yup, the dream to end all dreams has happened for Kamala. She's toe to toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth's mightiest heros be everything she imagined?...

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markkawika added Generations to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

Generations

• BRUCE BANNER. AMADEUS CHO. Both have carried the curse of the Hulk. Now they come face-to-face at last - but will they meet as friends or foes?
•  Fan-favorite Hulk scribe GREG PAK is joined by red-hot artist MATTEO BUFFAGNI (X-MEN BLUE) for a time-bending tale that will finally answer the question on everyone's minds: WHO IS THE STRON...

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markkawika rated Ghost Station Zero #1 Sep 18, 2017
8.0

Ghost Station Zero #1

By: Antony Johnston, Shari Chankhamma
Released: Aug 2, 2017

FROM THE CREATOR OF ATOMIC BLONDE - BABOUSHKA'S BACK FOR A BRAND-NEW MISSION!
"Ghost Stations" are abandoned Soviet bases from the Cold War, long forgotten and useless...or so people think! When an EON agent goes missing on the trail of a ghost station in the Swiss mountains, Mr. Clay turns to crime-boss-turned-blackmailed-international-supers...

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markkawika added Ghost Station Zero to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

Ghost Station Zero

FROM THE CREATOR OF ATOMIC BLONDE - BABOUSHKA'S BACK FOR A BRAND-NEW MISSION!
"Ghost Stations" are abandoned Soviet bases from the Cold War, long forgotten and useless...or so people think! When an EON agent goes missing on the trail of a ghost station in the Swiss mountains, Mr. Clay turns to crime-boss-turned-blackmailed-international-supers...

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9.0

Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1

By: Rob Williams, Simon Fraser
Released: Sep 6, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (starring Channing Tatum and Colin Firth)is in cinemas in September, and we're launching the sequel to the hit comic book series by MARK MILLAR and DAVE GIBBONS with KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND. Working-class super-spy Eggsy follows in his mentor's footsteps but is still rough around the edges for a Kingsman agent. Rejecte...

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markkawika added Kingsman: The Red Diamond to their pull list Sep 18, 2017

Kingsman: The Red Diamond

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (starring Channing Tatum and Colin Firth)is in cinemas in September, and we're launching the sequel to the hit comic book series by MARK MILLAR and DAVE GIBBONS with KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND. Working-class super-spy Eggsy follows in his mentor's footsteps but is still rough around the edges for a Kingsman agent. Rejecte...

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markkawika rated Flash #30 Sep 18, 2017
6.0

Flash #30

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: Sep 13, 2017

"BLOODWORK" part one! Barry Allen's personal life is in shambles, his new Negative-Flash powers aren't working properly, and someone has been tampering with evidence at the Central City Police Department. The Flash is not having a good day, and it's going to get worse when he comes face to face with Bloodwork, a terrifying new villain with secret t...

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markkawika rated Action Comics #987 Sep 18, 2017
6.0

Action Comics #987

By: Dan Jurgens, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Sep 13, 2017

"THE OZ EFFECT" part one! The agents of the mysterious Mr. Oz begin to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. The story that began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 begins to end here!

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9.5

The Sheriff Of Babylon Vol. 1: Bang. Bang. Bang.

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads

Baghdad, 2003. In an effort to establish some semblance of order in the war-torn city, Florida cop-turned-military consultant Chris Henry has been assigned to train cadets in law enforcement. But good intentions are not immune to the chaos found in the post-9/11 Middle East. When one of Henrys trainees is found dead, hes forced to ally himself with...

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8.0

Prophet Vol. 2: Brothers

By: Brandon Graham, Simon Roy

The distant future war continues, Old man Prophet is awake now and searching across the universe for old allies that have survived the centuries since the last war.

Collects PROPHET #27-32

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10

Prophet Vol. 1: Remission

By: Brandon Graham, Simon Roy

On distant future Earth, changed by time and alien influence, John Prophet awakes from cryosleep. His mission: to climb the the towers of Thauili Van and restart the Earth empire. News of the Empire's return brings old foes and allies out of the recesses of the vast cosmos.

Collects PROPHET #21-26

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markkawika rated Nameless Vol. 1 Sep 18, 2017
10

Nameless Vol. 1

By: Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham

NAMELESS tells the story of a down-at-heel occult hustler known only as "Nameless" who is recruited by a consortium of billionaire futurists as part of a desperate mission to save the world. A massive asteroid named Xibalba-the "Place of Fear" in Mayan mythology-is on collision course with the planet Earth. If that wasn't trouble enough, the astero...

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6.0

Flashpoint World of Flashpoint Featuring Batman

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Don't miss this Batman volume collecting BATMAN: KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1-3, DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #1- 3, DEATHSTROKE AND THE CURSE OF THE RAVAGER #1-3 and SECRET SEVEN #1-3. Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, lov...

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markkawika rated Flashpoint Vol. 1 Sep 18, 2017
8.0

Flashpoint Vol. 1

By: Geoff Johns, Andy Kubert

The red-hot, sold-out five-issue miniseries from Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert is on its way in trade paperback! This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war but wher...

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10

Doctor Strange Vol. 2: Last Days Of Magic

By: Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo

They've crossed the dimensions, purging each of all sorcery. Now the Empirikul are here. And with Earth's Master of the Mystic Arts weakened beyond measure, is there any chance of stopping them? The Sorcerer is no longer Supreme, and he'll find himself at the mercy of the Imperator! With his magic destroyed and his world on the brink of disaster, a...

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10

Doctor Strange Vol. 1: Way Of Weird

By: Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo

Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond - now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth's Sorcerer Supreme! Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab? Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked - with no spell books, no weapons and...

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8.0

Detective Comics Vol. 1: Faces of Death

By: , Sandu Florea

Bruce Wayne returns as Batmanand sets his sights on The Penguin, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Plus: Time is running out as Batman works to uncover the secret of the dread Dollmaker! Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #1-7.

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10

Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin

The Caped Crusader has never been stopped. Not by the Joker. Not by Two-Face. Not even by the Justice League. But now, in the wake of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman faces his most challenging foe ever-the idealistic hero known as Gotham, who wants to save the city from Batman himself! Collects the pages of BATMAN: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-6 of the ne...

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10

Batman Vol. 2: The City Of Owls

By: James Tynion IV, Jason Fabok

In this new trade paperback collecting BATMAN #8-12 and ANNUAL #1, Bruce Wayne has learned that the Court of Owls is realand a deadly threat to Gotham City! As Batman struggles to stop the Court of Owls before they claim the city for their own, he uncovers dark secrets about the Wayne family and the city hes sworn to protect!

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